2018-2019 Options for K-9

We offer a a variety of program choices to families:

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

Kindergarten – closed

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.

PAPERWORK:

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Parent Orientation Session – Sept 4 or Sept 5 or Sept 6 (9:00 – 10:30 AM) – Class for kids is all day but staggered entry (Small group of 7 kids each day)
  • Count day – Friday, September 28 (9:00 AM- 3:05 PM)
  • Regular attendance is expected throughout the year (T/TH and field trips)

Online Grades 1-6 (Accepting)

Our “Online” program uses our learning management system (Schoology), in combination with great print resources, self guided field-trips and celebrations for 950 hours. This program follows the Alberta Program of Studies (APS) in all subject areas, and is directed by a Phoenix teacher (Learning Coach).

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 grade level.

All elements of this program listed below are REQUIRED. All items listed below are included in the program. Additional support, resources and on-site opportunities may be added. Fees apply to any additions. Maximum 50 students.

PAPERWORK:

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Orientation Session (onsite or online)
  • Assignments through Schoology
  • Minimum of 3 meetings and 2 assessment consultations with a Learning Coach

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.

AFTER SEPT 30

After the cutoff date for government funding, tuition fees will apply. The fee is $467 per month. This includes books and resources necessary to complete the student academic program, access to schoology courses and some PSI.

BlendEd Grades 1-6 (Accepting)

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 – onsite, online, in the community, in print. Additional support, resources and onsite opportunities may be added. Fees apply to any additions. Maximum 125 students.

PAPERWORK:

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

  • Orientation Session (onsite or online)
  • Getting Started Workshop (Parent and Child)
  • Count Day – Friday, September 28
  • Various onsite classes, Foundation workshops and activities throughout the year
  • 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. 

AFTER SEPT 30

After the cutoff date for government funding, tuition fees will apply. The fee is $520 per month. This includes books and resources necessary to complete the student academic program, access to schoology courses, some onsite classes (pro-rated), Foundation workshops and PSI (10 sessions).

BlendEd Grades 7-9 (Accepting)

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. REQUIRED – onsite, online, in the community, in print.  Additional support, resources and onsite opportunities may be added. Fees apply to any additions. Maximum 50 students.

PAPERWORK:

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. 

AFTER SEPT 30

After the cutoff date for government funding, tuition fees will apply. The fee is $ 520 per month. This includes books and resources necessary to complete the student academic program, access to schoology courses, access to some onsite courses and some PSI (12 sessions).

Home Education (Accepting)

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:

AFTER SEPT 30

After the cutoff date for government funding, tuition fees will apply. The fee is $ 80.00 per month. Parent supplies all resources necessary to complete the program. Students may register for class – full fees apply for each class.

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