2017 Options for K-12

We offer a a variety of program choices to families:

  • Kindergarten (Must be 4 years and 6 months old on Sept 1)
  • School Directed (BlendEd Grades 1-9)
  • Home Education (Grades 1-12) – Yes, we do support this choice!

Kindergarten 2017-2018

We offer a unique Kinder Program designed specifically for families who intend to home-educate their children. Students who are least 4 years and 6 months old by September 1 and who are registered with Phoenix by September 30 qualify for Kinder Kash [Transportation Grant] and do not have to pay for basic Kinder classes. Kinder classes run Tuesdays/Thursdays  9:00 AM – 3:05 PM. Parties and field-trips are on Fridays and may cost extra. Regular attendance is expected. Maximum 22 children.

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

  • Thursday, May 18 – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 13 – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 17 – 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 24 – 1:30 PM

PAPERWORK:

Click here for 2017 Kinder Reg Package.

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Parent Orientation Session – Sept 5 or Sept 6 or Sept 7 (9:00 – 10:30 AM)
  • Count day – Friday, September 29 (9:00 AM- 3:05 PM)

School Directed Grades 1-6 

Our unique “BlendEd” program uses our learning management system (Schoology) in combination with great print resources, onsite small group classes, field trips and school-based activities for 950 hours. This program follows the Alberta Program of Studies (APS) in all subject areas. An Alberta certificated teacher (Learning Coach):

  • develops the instructional path,
  • delivers the learning opportunities,
  • coaches and assesses the student,
  • reports on progress.

Parents are highly engaged partners in this program. There is a collaborative effort between the home and the school, combining the strengths of parent-student, student-teacher (Learning Coach), and parent-teacher (Learning Coach) interaction. The degree to which parents are engaged in learning partnerships varies with the age of the student, their learning needs and their grade level.

All four elements of this program are REQUIRED. All items listed below are included in the program. Additional support, resources and onsite opportunities may be added. Fees apply to any additions.

SUPPORT:
  • general orientation session and a program specific orientation
  • minimum of 3 meetings and 2 assessment consultations with a Learning Coach
  • 10 sessions (30 minutes each) of Private Student Instruction (PSI)
  • 2 parent workshops
ONSITE OPPORTUNITIES: ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
  • 4 Core Blocks (2.5 hours for 5 weeks) of Creation Studio classes  (LA/Social Studies, Science/Math)
  • 1 Wellness Block
  • 1 Fine Arts Block
  • 2 Curriculum Camps
  • 3 Field trips
  • Social Skills course
  • 8 Foundational workshops
  • SLA/PATs and prep classes for grades 3 and 6
  • 9 free celebrations over the year
  • 2  Show and Share days
  • participation in Year End Ceremony
  • teacher-created Learning Pathway for all subject areas
  • teacher-designed assignments with teacher marking and feedback
  • diagnostic testing (CTBS)
  • 3 private reading assessments (F&P)
  • access to exam bank
  • report cards
RESOURCES:
  • enrollment in Schoology courses which includes a variety of digital resources

 

 

  • print resources and kits for LA, Math, Science & Social
  • access to RAZ kids
  • a free Gmail account with access to G-suite,
  • access to early literacy resources (gr. 1 & 2 only)
  • literacy event at Chapters
  • access to Chromebook rental program ($99/yr)
  • day passes for 2 off-site field trips
  • a Phoenix T-shirt

Maximum 100 students.

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wed May 17, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm

PAPERWORK:

Click here for the BlendEd Registration Package and the Handbook2017.

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Orientation Session (onsite or online)
  • Count Day – Friday, September 29
  • Various onsite classes, foundation workshops and activities
  • Assignments through Schoology

FEES:

There is a $25.00 registration fee for returning students or a $50.00 registration fee for new students, as well as a $75.00 fee for all students for textbook rentals (refunded upon return). If parents want their students to participate in extra learning opportunities (i.e. more classes, more field trips, more supports) other than those included in the program, additional fees may apply. 

School Directed Grades 7-9

Our unique “BlendEd” program uses our learning management system (Schoology) in combination with great print resources, onsite small group classes, field trips and school-based activities for 950 hours. This program follows the Alberta Program of Studies (APS) in all subject areas. An Alberta certificated teacher (Learning Coach):

  • develops the instructional path,
  • delivers the learning opportunities,
  • coaches and assesses the student,
  • reports on progress.

Parents are highly engaged partners in this program. There is a collaborative effort between the home and the school, combining the strengths of parent-student, student-teacher (Learning Coach), and parent-teacher (Learning Coach) interaction. The degree to which parents are engaged in learning partnerships varies with the age of the student, their learning needs and their grade level.

All four elements of this program are REQUIRED. All items listed below are included in the program. Additional support, resources and onsite opportunities may be added. Fees apply to any additions.

SUPPORT:
  • general orientation session and a program-specific orientation
  • minimum of 3 meetings and 2 assessment consultations with a Learning Coach
  • 12 sessions (30 minutes each) of Private Student Instruction (PSI)
  • 2 parent workshops
ONSITE OPPORTUNITIES: ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
  • 19 LA and Math Classes
  • 16 Science & Social Labs
  • 5 Option (3 CTF and 2 other) Classes
  • 1 Health/Wellness Class
  • 1 Phys Ed Class
  • 2 Teen Specialty Events
  • 9 free celebrations over the year
  • PATs and free prep classes for grade 9
  • participation in Year End Ceremony
  • teacher-created Learning Pathway for all subject areas
  • teacher-designed assignments with teacher marking and feedback
  • diagnostic testing (CTBS)
  • 3 private reading assessments (F&P)
  • access to exam bank
  • report cards
RESOURCES:
  • enrollment in Schoology courses which includes a variety of digital resources
  • a crate with core print for LA, Math, Science and Social
  • a free Gmail account with access to G-suite
  • literacy event at Chapters
  • access to Chromebook rental program ($99/yr)
  • a Phoenix T-shirt

Maximum 50 students.

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wed May 17, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm

PAPERWORK:

Click here for the BlendEd Registration Package and the Handbook2017

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Orientation Session (onsite or online)
  • Count Day – Friday, September 29
  • Various onsite classes, foundation workshops and activities
  • Assignments through Schoology

FEES:

There is a $25.00 registration fee for returning students or a $50.00 registration fee for new students, as well as a $75.00 fee for all students for textbook rentals (refunded upon return). If parents want their students to participate in extra learning opportunities (i.e. more classes, more field trips, more supports) other than those included in the program, additional fees may apply. 

Home Education 2017-2018

This traditional option allows parents to plan, deliver and assess their own child’s education program. The parent is required to provide their certificated teacher (Learning Coach) with a written description of the student’s program for the year, including the subject areas to be taught, the instructional methods, resources and means of evaluation to be used and the student learning outcomes prescribed for a basic education. If requested by the parent, one of our Learning Coaches will advise and provide professional assistance to the parent who is writing the program description.

It is the responsibility of the teacher (Learning Coach) to conduct at least two evaluations of the student’s progress during each school year. This is often done by a review of work samples provided to the teacher by the student’s parent. If Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs or SLAs) are written, the teacher will record these results and review results. Learning Coaches must advise the student’s parent as to the progress of the student and make recommendations on how to assist the student in attaining a higher level of achievement where necessary. These evaluations are typically done in January and May.

Maximum 100 students.

FEES:

There is a $25.00 registration fee for returning students or a $50.00 registration fee for new students. Parents are responsible for paying for all resources and learning opportunities. Alberta Education offers up to $835 to cover resources that qualify for reimbursement in accordance to their standards.

PAPERWORK:

Download Home Ed Form and home-education-handbook-v2010 here. Home Education Funding video 2016 – click here to watch. Please make sure your application includes the detailed written description of the student’s proposed program.

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