Alternate Education Program Delivery

Alternate Education Program Delivery

Aspen View Public Schools looks forward to the resumption of in-school learning for the 2020-21 school year under near-normal conditions with health measures in place. Our division and each of our schools have developed comprehensive re-entry plans, following the guidance and direction of Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education, that protect the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff, while assuring the continuity of learning for students and offering the most fulsome educational experience possible under present circumstances.

However, Aspen View Public Schools also recognizes that each family has unique needs, and we respect that not all families are comfortable with their children returning to in-school classes due to health concerns or other circumstances. 

Aspen View Public Schools values its relationship with each of our school families, and we are committed to providing Alternate Educational Program Delivery options that support students and families while maintaining their connection to both Aspen View and their community school.

What follows is a description of the Alternate Education Program Delivery options offered by Aspen View Public Schools for the 2020-21 school year.

If your child will be returning to in-school classes for 2020-21, no action is required. Please familiarize yourself and your children with the Division Re-Entry Plan and School Re-Entry Plan. We look forward to welcoming you back to school.

Descriptions of Alternate Education Program Delivery options appear below. If you are considering Alternate Education Program Delivery for your child(ren), and have not already registered, please contact your child's school. An Aspen View Public Schools representative will contact you to confirm registration in Alternate Education Program Delivery.

It is important to note that the Alternate Education Program Delivery options offered for 2020-21 will NOT be the same as what was experienced from mid-March to mid-June 2020. Expectations for student engagement will be more rigorous, as they are required to meet all the outcomes in the Programs of Study, similar to in-person learning.

Aspen View Public Schools: Alternate Education Program Delivery Options:

  1. Online Learning: K-Grade 9

Aspen View Public Schools is offering an online option for Kindergarten-Grade 9 students. Student learning will be supported by specific teachers assigned to work with groups of students, through a format combining online instruction and independent work.

Instruction will be provided through real-time, on-line teacher instruction. Pre-recorded video lessons and print resources may also be used. Parental involvement will be a key requirement under this learning option. 

Grades 1-6 will be taught the curriculum for English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Health & Wellness. Music and Art will be integrated into these six courses.

Grades 7-9 will be taught the curriculum for Science, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies. Physical Education and Health & Wellness will also be offered. Fine Arts opportunities (Art and Drama) will be integrated within these six courses.

Please review the Aspen View Public Schools Online Learning Option document if you are considering this option.

  1. Virtual Learning: Grades 10-12

Aspen View Public Schools continues to offer a full range of courses for Grades 10-12 students through the Centre for Alternative and Virtual Education (The CAVE). 

Please review the CAVE Course List if you are considering this option. 

For more information, please visit https://virtual.aspenview.org/ or contact Donna Wesley, CAVE Coordinator, at 780-675-7080 Ext. 05 or donna.wesley@aspenview.org

  1. Outreach: Grades 10-12

Aspen View Public School offers outreach education options for Grades 10-12 students for whom learning is better supported outside of the traditional school setting.

Outreach programs are provided through the Centre for Alternative and Virtual Education (The CAVE) in Athabasca and the Vilna Off-Campus Achievement Academy (VOCAA).

For more information, please contact Donna Wesley, CAVE Coordinator, at 780-675-7080 Ext. 05 or donna.wesley@aspenview.org

  1. Homeschooling: Grades 1-12

Aspen View Public Schools continues to offer homeschooling options for students, in partnership with the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) and other providers.

What to do next:

If you wish your child to participate in Alternate Education Program Delivery, and have not already registered, please contact your child's school. An Aspen View Public Schools representative will contact you to confirm registration in Alternate Education Program Delivery.

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