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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


Halvar Jonson Award

It is that time of year when our association invites submissions for the Halvar Jonson Award.  This award honors the work of Mr. Halvar Jonson, who in 1994 as Minister of Education, championed the legislation which led to the creation of charter schools in Alberta.  Each year the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools recognizes a “champion of charter schools” through an award in the former Minister’s name. 

To submit a nomination please go to the attached link (TAAPCS-Halvar-Jonson-Nomination-Form). The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2014.  The award recipient will be honored at the Association’s dinner on October 23 in Calgary.



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Response to the “Task Force for Teaching Excellence” June 2014

           (Task Force for Teaching Excellence)

Capital Region Cacus Meeting

          (Capital Region Cacus Meeting)

Charter School Research Initiatives

          (Charter School Research Initiatives)

Charter Schools Enrolement & Wiat List Numbers

          (Charter Schools Enrolement & Wiat List Numbers)

CRC Presentation June 25, 2014

          (CRC Presentation June 25, 2014)

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