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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 Nominations

Please note that nominations for the 2015 Halvar Jonson Award will close on June 30.  Please access this link to submit your nomination.  Thank you."



Research Project at Westmount School

The Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools is pleased with the efforts being made by its members to develop partnerships with other organizations in the province.  An example of a recent partnership which has been established is between the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education and Westmount Charter School. 

 

Teaching practice: At the nexus of teacher identity and school culture

The Werklund School of Education is pleased to be partnering in an ethnographic research study with Westmount Charter School.  Dr. Lissa D’Amour is working closely with middle school mathematics teachers there.  Together we are looking at the educational contexts that both condition and mitigate anxiety in learning systems and that thus influence teaching practice.  A handful of investigations have looked at the dynamic interplay of environments, practices, and beliefs in classrooms and institutions but no one has brought teacher identity into this dynamic. Our work is aimed at better appreciating how particular teaching choices follow from the circumstances of schooling and the emotional-intellectual biographies that each teacher-learner brings into the classroom situation. 

 

   

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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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