At Altadore School, we believe in and welcome diversity. Our teachers adapt curriculum as required in
order to meet the needs of students who benefit from specialized support in
their learning. Some of our students are on Individualized Program Plans
(IPP's) which allow teachers to adapt the Alberta Program of Studies. Some
students will receive support from the learning support team and Education
Assistants. We also work collaboratively with the CBE learning team and outside
agencies to provide additional supports to students when needed and available.
Additionally, we recognize that all children learn differently and
benefit from learning opportunities that are personalized specifically for
their needs, strengths and areas of interest. Learning can look very different for individuals or groups of students
in any given classroom. We welcome you to have an open discussion with your
child’s teacher to discuss what this might look like for your child and how his
or her unique learning needs will be addressed.
It is recommended by the Calgary Board of Education that children in Grades 1 - 3 complete 5 - 10 minutes of reading each night. For Grades 4 – 6, formal assignments may be required but should not exceed 20 minutes a night.
Parents/Guardians Vital to the Education Process
Parents play an important role in the education of their children. Their involvement and encouragement can help a child excel.
At Altadore School, we encourage parents to have a voice in their child's education. Our strong Altadore School Council, numerous volunteering opportunities in the classroom and outstanding community building events provide an opportunity for parents to have an active voice and to play an important role in their child's young life.