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“Alberta is recognized for providing one of the best education systems in the world. Our system is built on a range of educational choices, including public, separate, charter, Francophone and private schools. Our students consistently perform among the best in Canada and around the world. The availability of choice strengthens our education system and supports the right of students and parents to have options that meet the objectives of the School Act. This range of choices continues to bring new ideas and innovative approaches to learning that ultimately benefit all our students.” Education Minister Dave Hancock, in a letter to Janet Wees, Dec. 23, 2010.

 

The Alberta Association of Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS) is an association comprised of Alberta Education approved charter schools that choose to be members and support TAAPCS objectives. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors.

 

TAAPCS Objectives:

•To promote and facilitate public charter school education in Alberta

•To speak with one voice on behalf of public charter schools in Alberta

•To promote a forum for public charter schools to meet in support of common goals

•To advocate for continued innovation and choice within public education



TAAPCS Executive Director

The Association will be posting a search notice for an Executive Director in the near future.


2016 Halvar Jonson Award

It is time again to formally recognize a "champion"of Alberta's charter schools and therefore nominations are invited for this year's Halvar Jonson Award.  The award will be presented at the Charter School Association's October 6 dinner in Calgary.  Kindly note that June 30 is the deadline for submissions.  Please access the following link for information as well as a nomination form.



After years of amalgamation, are Canada’s school boards
 too big to succeed?

Please read this National Post article.



Dr. Phil Butterfield of Connect Charter School, along with Dr. Lynn Bosetti, UBC, Okanagan, recently published an article on Alberta's charter school "experiment, 20 years later".  For access to this article please see the link

 


Former U.S. Minnesota State Senator's comments on Alberta's Charter Schools

On October 29 and 30, former Minnesota Senator, Ember Reichgott-Junge, spoke to our charter schools' meeting and conference.  Her observations can be found at this link …



"Evidence Shows Charter Schools Work".

Please see this link to this article which presents a strong case for charter schools.

 



"Connect Charter School students make presentation to TAAPCS' delegates at January's General Meeting. Please see link"

 

"Public Charter School Board Chairs request a meeting with Minister Eggen.  Please see link"

 

 

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