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Airdrie District and Curriculum
Students in Airdrie are taught following the curriculum designed by Alberta Education. The curriculum is a framework for teaching and learning in all subject areas across the grade span. It describes the learning objectives and measurable goals that students need to achieve in order to become proficient in the subject. In English, the goals of developing critical reading, writing and communication skills is built through reading across genres, writing for different purposes, and analyzing the different elements of text. The emphasis in this subject is to teaching reading and writing as it relates to all subject areas so that students are equally able to read a science text as they are a short story.
Schools in Airdrie include:
R.J. Hawkey Elementary School is located on 223 Big Springs Dr SE, Airdrie, AB T4A 1C4, R.J. Hawkey Elementary School covers grades K-4 and can be contacted at 403-948-3939. The staff at R.J. Hawkey Elementary School are dedicated to creating an environment where students feel safe and cared for. The school is unique in that they offer 4 different programs within their school walls. The school offers a regular K-4 elementary program, a well as the K-4 Airdrie Christian Program, Preschool Intervention Program and an Enhanced Support for Mental Health Class. Literacy is one of the strong focuses at R.J. Hawkey Elementary School. The school has a partnership with Calgary Reads in order to promote reading. Like other students in Alberta, students at R.J. Hawkey Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the standards set out by Alberta Education. For example in grade 3 English Language Arts, students learn to share their own ideas and those of other people using new words and different methods. Students also learn to print and handwrite. By using the new vocabulary they learn, students are able to describe things in greater detail and make their own stories more exciting and interesting. For for more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with reading and writing, please contact us.
Muriel Clayton Middle School is located on 305 Acacia Dr SE, Airdrie, AB T4B 1G2, Muriel Clayton Middle School covers grades 5-8 and can be contacted at 403-948-2445. The staff at Muriel Clayton Middle School are committed to engaging and empowering student learners to become successful individuals in a safe and caring environment. The school was named in honour of the first teacher in the Airdrie District, Emily Muriel Clayton. Muriel Clayton Middle School offers a music program for its students. Students are able to participate in band and choir performances. According to Alberta Education, students in grade 8 mathematics work on understanding ratios, rates and proportions. Students work on perfect squares and square roots, while solving problems involving problems with percents, rates, ratios and proportions. Students also multiple and divide positive fractions, integers and mixed numbers. Students practice problem solving with questions involving the Pythagorean Theorem, surface area, volume and probability. In grade 8 English Language Arts, students now have enough knowledge of spelling, communication and language to be able to effectively convey their own ideas. Students further develop skills in grade 8 by responding to oral, print and media texts that have applications in everyday situations. For more information on the English and Mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
W.H. Croxford High School is located on 2654 Chinook Winds Drive Southwest, Airdrie, AB T4B 0J4, W.H. Croxford High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 587-775-3521. Originally opening in 1962 as a grade 9-12 school W.H. Croxford High School became a grade 7-9 junior high school in 1983, and evolved back into a high school in the early 1990’s. W.H. Croxford High School is unique due to its French Immersion program, Global Encounters Program wherein students go to Australia for 6 weeks, three second language programs (French, German and Japanese) and Advanced Placement (AP) program. The AP program allows for students to take college level courses while in high school. At the end of the course, students take an AP exam, and depending on the score in these exams, they could qualify for college credit. Like other students in the state of Alberta, students at W.H. Croxford High School are taught a curriculum that includes the standards set out by Alberta Education. For example, the curriculum states the goal of students in grade 10 mathematics to be able to solve problems, communicare and reason mathematically, make connections between mathematics and its applications, become mathematically literate and appreciate and value mathematics. For more information on the high school mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Airdrie District Curriculum
The framework for Math establishes the progression of skills and knowledge in numeracy, geometry and measurement, algebraic operations, and data analysis which students will master. Students learn to represent mathematic thought and develop problem-solving and reasoning abilities. They learn how to interpret quantitative data and represent their findings through graphs or charts. They also learn how to extrapolate information using mathematic models, as well as how to construct usable models.
Many courses are locally developed and the curriculum is reviewed by educators and professionals in the area. Alberta Education approves the use of the each curriculum to ensure that measurable learning outcomes that effectively prepare students in the subject area are in place. The learning outcomes are assessed through project-based and formal assessments in which students are required to show what they can do.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Airdrie Educational News
- Locally Developed Courses - The district offers a wide range of courses that have been developed by local-area instructors and professionals. There are courses in arts, humanities and languages, technological areas, aviation and many more. All these courses have been approved by Alberta Education.
- Off-Campus Education - Students in the district have a number of off-campus educational opportunities available to them. There are experiential and cooperative learning experiences that open doors to the professional world. There are also apprenticeship programs available for students 15 and older.
- Green Certificate Program - The Green Certificate Program is a new program offering developed in partnership between Alberta Education and Alberta Agriculture. The program offers high school credits for students who complete all requirements.
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About Airdrie, Alberta
Airdrie is located in Alberta within the Calgary region. It covers about 84.25 square kilometers and is surrounded by Rocky View County. The city was first founded in 1899 as a railway siding and was named after Airdrie, Scotland. Before 1901, the only buildings that existed in Airdrie were railway buildings. After 1901, the first farmhouse and barn were built, followed by a post office and store in the same year. During the Christmas season, Nose Creek Park in the city hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights. Other events held in the city include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. The local economy in the area is based around local and regional retail, construction, manufacturing and professional services.
In the 1980s, the city of Airdrie experienced massive population growth as it began to provide residential sites for people employed in nearby Calgary. Between 1976-1981, the population increased almost 500%, making it Canada’s fastest growing town. Although many of the residents in Airdrie commute to Calgary, much of the local employment is provided in East Lake Industrial Park.
In 2016, the population of Airdrie was 61,581, making it the eighth most populated city in the province of Alberta. According to a 2016 census by Statistics Canada, the average age of the population in Airdrie was 33.1 years old. The median household income in the city in 2015 was $109,885.
The Airdrie Farmers’ Market was launched in 2009. 2019 marked the 10 year anniversary of the market, which i now located at the Plainsmen Arena and Jensen Park. The park environment provides a relaxing and beautiful background for the vendors. One of the newer markets at Airdrie Farmers’ Market is the Artisan Alley, where artists can show their talent and sell their hand-made pieces of art. There are more than 150 vendors that rotate through the Farmers’ Market. Vendors include sellers of fresh produce, meats, and gourmet foods.
The Iron Horse park includes miniature trains, tracks and landscapes that represent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Visitors can board one of the 1/8th scale diesel or steam trains at the park and experience what the railway was like in Western Canada during the pioneer days. The path that these trains take goes over roads, kills, across trestles and through tunnels and covers 1.6 km. Full sized trains on the CPR can be seen from the picnic area. In the summer, a replica CPR station and station masters garden are filled with flowers.
Located at 1701 Main Street SW in Airdrie, Alberta at the south end of Nose Creek Park, The Nose Creek Valley Museum is dedicated to showcasing the local history of the Airdrie and the surrounding area. Originally opening in 1988, the museum underwent an expansion in 1993 in order to have more room to display more local artifacts. The museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts. The artifacts at the museum include wildlife displays, a First Nation’s Display, Antique Cars and Farm machinery, a Blacksmith Shop and more. The Nose Creek Valley Museum also houses one of Canada’s largest arrowhead collections. For visitors who would like to enjoy a toured experience, the museum offers tours to elementary school groups and the general public.
- One of the sister cities to Airdrie is Gwacheon in South Korea.
- The closest major airport to Airdrie is the Calgary International Airport. Airdrie also has a small airport called the Airdrie Airport.
- The name “Airdrie” means the “The King’s Height”.
- Due to its elevation, Airdrie is one of the highest cities in Canada.
- There are no rats in Airdrie, and the entire province of Alberta thanks to a program in the 1950s that encouraged the people of Alberta to exterminate the animals that would destroy crops.
Chalk Talk: Financial Literacy Programs
One subject that students benefit from gaining knowledge in is business and finance, and many districts have a curriculum that requires students be presented with lessons in basic financial literacy. More advanced topics are handled in specific career and business oriented electives. Through financial literacy programs, students begin to understand their role within the economy and how their choices about what they buy and how much they save will pay off over time. Students may also undertake self-assessments to determine if they have the skills required to start their own business if they are in courses that help them plan for their post-secondary years. Often, students also examine various laws that regulate the creation and operation of businesses, and identify how entrepreneurs must comply with such laws.