​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Our Programs

W.O. Mitchell School is an exciting learning community offering two programs:

  • a regular community program for students in Grades 3-6 residing in the Silver Springs, and;
  • a growing Spanish bilingual program (currently Grades K-3 and expanding) to families residing in designated NW Calgary communities. 

Despite offering two programs, our concept of a “School of One” is a value that our learning community holds dear. In addition to supporting the Alberta Education Program of studies through rich classroom instruction and personalized learning opportunities, we have outstanding fine and performing arts programs, and a physical education program enriched by physical education residencies. 

As of 2014, W.O. Mitchell is officially an International Spanish Academy. All students in our Regular Program receive Spanish as a Second Language instruction. All students enrolled in the Spanish Bilingual Program are supported by teachers fluent in English and Spanish. 

Homework

At W.O. Mitchell we continue to communicate and work together with students and their parents to build success in learning. CBE Administrative Regulation 3066 – Homework, outlines the nature and amounts of home study recommended as follows:

Division I: The motivation which comes from parental interest in children's school work can be valuable to a child. Parents and teachers should encourage children to read from books suggested by the school. Pressures can bring about negative results. No formal assignments shall be made, but from 5 to 10 minutes of systematic study per night is recommended.
Division II: Formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for pupils who need special attention or help, but in general, assignments should be of the reading or study type. Parents should be made aware of the teacher's general requirements with respect to home study. No school requirement should exceed 20 minutes in length.

International Spanish Academy

Alberta Education and the CBE have a partnership with the government of Spain in order to promote the Spanish Language and culture and support an international experience in Alberta’s classrooms.

Program, Focus & Approach

Our Programs

W.O. Mitchell School is an exciting learning community offering two programs:

  • a regular community program for students in Grades 3-6 residing in the Silver Springs, and;
  • a growing Spanish bilingual program (currently Grades K-3 and expanding) to families residing in designated NW Calgary communities. 

Despite offering two programs, our concept of a “School of One” is a value that our learning community holds dear. In addition to supporting the Alberta Education Program of studies through rich classroom instruction and personalized learning opportunities, we have outstanding fine and performing arts programs, and a physical education program enriched by physical education residencies. 

As of 2014, W.O. Mitchell is officially an International Spanish Academy. All students in our Regular Program receive Spanish as a Second Language instruction. All students enrolled in the Spanish Bilingual Program are supported by teachers fluent in English and Spanish. 

Homework

At W.O. Mitchell we continue to communicate and work together with students and their parents to build success in learning. CBE Administrative Regulation 3066 – Homework, outlines the nature and amounts of home study recommended as follows:

Division I: The motivation which comes from parental interest in children's school work can be valuable to a child. Parents and teachers should encourage children to read from books suggested by the school. Pressures can bring about negative results. No formal assignments shall be made, but from 5 to 10 minutes of systematic study per night is recommended.
Division II: Formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for pupils who need special attention or help, but in general, assignments should be of the reading or study type. Parents should be made aware of the teacher's general requirements with respect to home study. No school requirement should exceed 20 minutes in length.

International Spanish Academy

Alberta Education and the CBE have a partnership with the government of Spain in order to promote the Spanish Language and culture and support an international experience in Alberta’s classrooms.

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​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

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