SMS Learning Experience
Directed by distinctive approaches to teaching and learning within a safe and caring culture, this charter school is committed to providing a successful learning experience that values the contributions of all partners. FFCA-SMS is a supportive learning community that cares about students’ learning needs and their unique talents, and has a strong desire to see each student achieve personal excellence. Each learner will experience:
- A coherent curriculum that scaffolds to build deeper understanding of core knowledge and skills associated with the learning outcomes stated in the Alberta Programs of Study.
- A learning culture where teacher professional development and collaboration are valued and supported as key elements in optimizing academic achievements and personal growth of students.
- A strong partnership among students, teachers and parents to positively support the growth and development of learners.
- A caring and inclusive school culture where the development of positive relationships and effective interpersonal skills are the foundations for success.
- An appreciation for the value of learning goals and their relevance, and the criteria necessary to achieve success.
- An environment that focuses on maximizing learning opportunities through high levels of engagement (including opportunities to engage with a variety of technologies).
- Ongoing assessment of learning in which the student, teacher and parent partner to use feedback to move learning forward.
- A multi-sensory approach to learning that allows students to augment their learning styles in achieving the desired learning targets.
- An opportunity for application of understandings about character development through active engagement in service learning projects and leadership opportunities.
- An opportunity to learn collaboratively and independently, to communicate effectively, to think critically and to express themselves creatively.
- A regular Physical Education program and daily physical activity
- Being part of a community that celebrates personal uniqueness through the wearing of school uniforms.