Schools are required to follow the Program of Studies as outlined by the Alberta Minister of Education. The Program of Studies determines what students are expected to know and be able to do across all of the subject areas from Grades K-12. It is the responsibility of the teachers to interpret the Program of Studies in ways that are meaningful and relevant for students.
Circle of Courage
Cappy Smart’s school culture is based on the philosophy of the Circle of Courage. It is a model of youth empowerment supported by contemporary research, the heritage of early youth work pioneers and Native philosophies of child care. The model is encompassed in four core values: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. The central theme of this model is that a set of shared values must exist in any community to create environments that ultimately benefit all.