Key Characteristics of ABP
- Alberta Programs of Study through an instructional approach that best meets
the learning needs of boys.
- Development of leadership through “Just for Boys” and “The Leader in Me”
- Books and curricular materials that excite boys and are integrated into all
aspects of curriculum
- Opportunities for boys to express themselves through the fine arts
- Encourages full participation in appropriate personalized activities
including wellness, physical fitness and athletic activity
- Opportunities for mentorship networks
- Builds on boys’ strengths to create an optimistic culture and encouraging
learning environment where boys achieve their personal best
- School uniform
- active engagement in a ‘boy focused’ learning environment
- enhanced self confidence
- development of caring relationships through coaching and mentorship
The All-Boys Program is especially suited for boys who:
- benefit from a single gender approach to instruction
- are interested in curriculum that highlights what it means to be male in
- Student, parents and teachers together, discuss how families can assist at home.
- Homework is recorded in agenda books or on Google Classroom.
- All students should be reading and/or practicing math facts for daily homework.
- Homework may be necessary when a student uses classroom time unwisely.
- Arrangements may be made between teacher, student and parent to have some school work done at home because of extraordinary circumstances or special projects.
- Grades 1 – 3 students have limited amount of formally assigned homework.
- Grades 4 – 6 students will have formally assigned homework throughout the year.
When students are taken out of school for extended periods of time we recommend:
- Keep a daily journal which can be presented to the teacher / class upon return.
- Parent meets with teacher upon return to determine what work the student needs to complete.
- “Catch up work” is more accurate than attempting to predict work to be covered.