Parent Resources

On this page is list of resources that parents and guardians may find helpful:

Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is an exciting eight-day enrichment program for high school students hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. QCSYS will run August 6 – 14, 2020 with students arriving August 5 and departing August 15. QCSYS offers an engaging blend of lectures, hands-on experiments and group work focused on quantum cryptography — a cutting-edge field that harnesses the fascinating features of quantum mechanics, like superposition, entanglement and uncertainty, to develop unbreakable encryption that protects our information. Forty students get a first-hand look into the physics and mathematics of quantum mechanics, cryptography and how they merge into one of the most exciting topics in contemporary science — quantum cryptography. Not only do they meet and learn from with some of the most renowned researchers in the field, they get to build relationships with each other through daily social activities and during their stay in a university residence. All students, including those from Waterloo region, stay together with QCSYS chaperones.

This school is for students:

  • In grades 11 or 12 (or equivalent) -- exceptional grade 10 students may be accepted, space permitting
  • Age 15 years and older
  • Enrolled in or have completed grade 11 mathematics or higher (grade 11 physics is recommended but not mandatory)
  • Fluent in English

Costs

Upon acceptance into the program, students are responsible for a $250 CAD registration fee. They are also responsible for booking and paying for their travel to and from Waterloo. IQC offers bursaries to help cover the costs of registration and travel – students should apply for a bursary when filling out their application. Applications, including references, are due March 20, 2020.



Community Partnerships

There are many agencies that work with CMHS to support students. To learn more about these services please contact Ms. Banack. Some include:

The United Way: “All In For Youth”

Support provided to remove barriers (financial, academic, emotional) that may hinder high school graduation CMHS is an “All In For Youth” school in partnership with The United Way. We work to support students who may have barriers in their lives, that make high school graduation challenging. “AIFY” offers free math tutoring. Representatives will visit classes within the first few weeks of each semes-ter with information regarding the application process. The application form will look at: academic need, financial need, and motivation. If the student is successful, he/she will be contacted by the Lead Tutor, who will be overseeing the program.

MRU & U of C

The NAPI Program offers a comprehensive, culturally appropriate leader-ship training program, specifically designed for Indigenous youth.

Brown Bagging It

Provides simple lunches and snacks for students needing nutritional support. Students can access this service during non-instructional times via our Learning Support Team in The HUB.

Alberta Health Services & Calgary Police Service

Central is fortunate to have a part-time school nurse, Nurse Babin and a part-time school resource officer, Constable Szabo who work with us to support student needs.

Calgary Public Library

Brainfuse is online tutoring for students in Grades 1-12. Once registered, students can log on and get immediate access to a live tutor who can provide them with one to one assistance with specific homework problems.

The Alex Bus

The Alex Youth Health Bus brings health care directly to youth who may otherwise face challenges accessing these services. The bus visits CMHS one day per week, including during exams. Staff on the bus use a holistic, compassionate approach to provide physical, emotional, psychological and social support for youth. Schedule and sign up available through the Wellness Centre.

Arts in Education Resources

A whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink
“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people… will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” ~Daniel H. Pink

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