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Lethbridge District and Curriculum

Students in Lethbridge are taught following the curriculum designed by Alberta Education. The curriculum covers programs ranging from Information Technology, Environmental Education, Health Education, Career and Life Management and also provides learning objectives for what students are expected to learn on these paths. The curriculum does not prescribe a particular way in which these subjects must be taught, rather it provides a framework by which instruction and assessment can be created.

We currently cover the following Lethbridge-area school district: School District 51, Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Division No. 4.

Schools in Lethbridge include:

Senator Buchanan Elementary School is located on 1101 7th Ave N, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0X7, Senator Buchanan Elementary School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 403-327-7321. Senator Buchanan Elementary School is an elementary school that uses multi-age classroom environments, such as grade 1&2 classes, grade 3&4 classes and grade 4&5 classes. A multiage classroom environment allows students to revisit concepts they learned in previous years, and also try out new concepts from upper grade levels. Younger students are also motivated to take more academic risks as they can see and understand the concepts that will come next. Older students develop confidence and extend their understanding as they are challenged to support their younger peers. Like other students in Alberta, students at Senator Buchanan Elementary School follow a curriculum with the standards defined by Alberta Education. For example, in grade 2 mathematics, students develop number sense by skip counting. They also learn about patterns and relations by demonstrating and explaining the meaning of an equality and inequality using the equal or the not equal symbol. Grade 2 mathematics student cement their knowledge of 3D and 2D shapes by learning how to describe their features and constructing them. They also learn about graphing and create pictographs. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with mathematics, please contact us.

G. S. Lakie Middle School is located on 50 Blackfoot Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7N7, G. S. Lakie Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 403-327-3465.  The mission of G. S. Lakie Middle School  is to create a middle school environment that promotes high expectations of success by being a safe, inviting and caring school. The school offer multiple programs to engage students, from lab activities such as dissection, visiting city hall for social studies classes or taking a field trip to the Frank Slide Interpretive Center. Like other students in Alberta, students at G. S. Lakie Middle School are taught a curriculum that involves the standards set out by Alberta Education. Students in grade 8 mathematics cover a variety of topics. They learn about number sense and how to estimate the square roots of numbers, they also learn how to solve linear equations. Grade 8 student further develop their understanding of shapes by using nets to represent 3D objects. They also learn to calculate surface area and volume for regular 3D shapes such as cylinders and rectangular prisms. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child succeed in mathematics, please contact us.

Chinook High School is located on 259 Britannia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4A3, Chinook High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 403-320-7565. Chinook High School is one of the newer schools in Lethbridge School District No. 51, having been built in 2010. In the 2014 school year, the enrollment at the school was 992 students. The vision of the school is to create a community of learners that are engaged in growth. The school offers courses in science, business, media, mathematics, English Language Arts, social studies, Spanish, French, Psychology, arts, and much more! According to the framework set out by Alberta Education, students in grade 10-12 mathematics focus on the topics of Algebra, geometry, logical reasoning, measurements, number permutations, probability, functions, statistics, and trigonometry. In mathematics, problem solving skills are emphasized. Students are expected to apply their knowledge of mathematics and make connections to everyday experiences and other subjects such as Science. For more information on the one-on-one tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Lethbridge District Curriculum

The subjects that students take in school have a curriculum developed for them by the province. The curriculum covers the major core academic subjects, and also major programs that are available to students. The curriculum lays out a grade-by-grade, subject-specific framework that indicates what needs to be learned for students to be proficient in the subject at their grade level. For instance, the expectations for analyzing elements of literature are introduced so that once students have the ability to comprehend their reading, they can recognize the literary techniques and meanings in the text.

In Science, students learn about all major topics and then take courses focusing on areas such as chemistry and physics. In chemistry, polar and nonpolar molecules are examined, as are the shapes of molecules. As part of their studies, students work on developing scientific skills required for inquiry. This includes learning how to form, test, and accept or reject hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, and collecting and interpreting data. learn how to analyze cause-and-effect relationships, observing how changes in the process of an investigation can garner completely different results.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Lethbridge Educational News

  • Parent Services - The District offers a website that allows parents access to information about their children’s report cards, schedules, school news and assignments. The site is called HomeLogic and may be accessed through individual school’s websites.
  • Next Steps - Lethbridge College’s Student for a Day program is an opportunity for students in secondary school to visit the college and explore options in courses of personal interest. Students may participate in events about Justice, Child Care, Journalism, Engineering and many others topics.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - The District’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is extending an invitation to members of the community to serve as tutors to students learning the English Language. This is a great opportunity for students to add something extra to their CV and future applications, and a great way for parents to get involved in the schools.

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SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Lethbridge, Alberta

Lethbridge is located in Southern Alberta. The city was originally a hub for drift mining coal in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century, developed into a hub for agriculture, Today, the top employers in the city are government based, with the economy being diversified to include health, education, retail and hospitality. Lethbridge is also home to the only university south of Calgary. In the city’s history, it was used as a whiskey trading post. The river that runs through the city is the Old Man River, located near downtown Lethbridge. Spanning this river is the longest and tallest steel trestle bridge in North America called the High Level Bridge. This bridge was completed in 1909, and was at that time, described as one of the “Wonders of the world”.

Lethbridge is a city that is close to nature. There are more than 130 parks, 240 kilometres of walking and running trails, playgrounds and sports fields throughout the city. Visitors and residents of Lethbridge enjoy an average of more than 320 sunny days per year. The city is also rumored to be one of the windiest cities in Canada – it’s actually the eighth overall windiest city according to Environment Canada. This can cause temperatures to change at times.

In 2016, the population of Lethbridge was 92,730, making it the fourth most populated city in the province and the third largest city by area in Alberta. According to a 2016 census by Statistics Canada, the average age of the population in Edmonton was 39.7 years old. The median household income in the city in 2016 was $88,000.

Fort Whoop-Up

Fort Whoop-up was the nickname of the Fort Hamilton trading post. Eventually, the nickname was adopted into the fort’s official name. In the late 19th century, Fort Whoop-up was a centre for trading activities such as the illegal whisky trade. Today, Fort Whoop-up has been rebuilt has a replica of an original fur trading post in the late 1800s. Visitors can enjoy an interactive experience that will take participants back to the late 1800, where they can experience life at a real trading post. Self-guided tours are available so visitors can move through the Fort at their own pace, and there are also guided tours offered by costumed historians.

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a 3.75 acre garden located near Henderson Lake in Lethbridge, Alberta, that opened in 1967. The garden was designed by two professors from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, and some parts of the garden such as the pavillion, shelter, bridges and gates were built in Kyoto, Japan, and reassembled in the garden. Visitors to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden can enjoy a relaxing experience where they can take in the beauty of of traditional Japanese landscaping. During the Winter, the garden is lit up with lights in the Winter Light Festival.

Henderson Lake Park

Henderson Park consists of 117 acres of park space. The main feature in the park is the 60 acre large Hendersen Lake. Surrounding the lake are many trees and groves, gardens, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and pathways. Visitors can stretch their legs by walking or running on the 2.5km trail around the lake, or the 4.3 km trail around the perimeter of the park. Families with children can enjoy the three playgrounds in Henderson Lake Park, and then later take a break at one of the picnic tables located throughout the park. The large Henderson Lake is man-made, and is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating. Fishing is also a popular activity, and fishermen can often be found along the docks of the lake catching pike, walleye, perch or whitefish.

Interesting Facts

  • On May 9th, 1906, Lethbridge officially became a city!
  • The two major newspapers in Lethbridge are the daily Lethbridge Herald and the weekly Lethbridge Sun Times.
  • There are three major museums and galleries in Lethbridge. These include the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Community Arts Centre Casa, and the University of Lethbridge.
  • There are no rats in Lethbridge, 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.
  • The Lethbridge Symphony was founded in 1960.

Chalk Talk: The Importance of Career-Focused Courses

Students benefit from a guided learning experience in high school in which their is a structured environment that requires them to meet various learning and personal expectations. An important part of this is the content and opportunities that students have to connect school with their future goals. Career courses such as culinary arts, graphic design and programming, and environmental education all help students hone their knowledge, develop skills within fields of interest, and recognize their strengths in their professional goals. When students graduate from high school, they have intimate knowledge of their career path and a defined plan for reaching their employment goals.