​​​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.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

Character Education

Each student will demonstrate good character. Students will:

  • Possess the strength of character to do what is right
  • Act morally with wisdom
  • Balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
  • At Rosedale the ultimate goal is for every student to be a self-directed learner and to make good choices.

We aim:

  • To develop responsible citizens
  • To protect the rights of everyone and ensure a safe and caring learning environment
  • To develop in each student the capacity for self-control
  • To develop in each student the capacity for objective decision-making based on analysis of alternative courses of action and the consequences of those alternatives.


Parents are encouraged to discuss their student's daily school activities and to review assignments brought home. Student agendas or other tools are used to develop student organization and planning skills and to enhance home-school communication. We look to parents to help the school in supporting the use of agendas or other tools by regularly checking them and initialing them to ensure that students are making good use of these items. Students at all levels are strongly encouraged to read daily at home as well as reviewing the day's lessons.

 In general, assignments/projects in junior high school take several days to complete; therefore, your youngster may not have daily homework but may have an increased amount of homework towards the end of a unit or prior to the issuing of progress reports and /or report cards. Teachers in the junior high strive to ensure that projects are completed at school rather than at home. Do not hesitate to contact teachers directly if you notice your junior high youngster either doing too much nightly homework or none at all: both cases indicate some kind of issue that needs to be addressed in a timely fashion before marks are impacted.

Students who do not complete assignments or chronically hand assignments in late will be expected to attend “Homework Hotel” with the expectation that there will be improvement in task completion.

The following is a guideline for daily home study times:

Grades 1-3: 15-20 minutes (reading, practicing number facts)
Grades 4 - 6: 30-40 minutes (reading/reviewing -time to establish a regular routine)
Grades 7 -9: 60-90 minutes (assigned homework/reading/reviewing of concepts taught, completion of long term projects).

School Learning Team

We recognize that every student is an individual with his or her particular learning style. The goal of our learning team is to address the exceptional educational needs of our students using a team problem solving approach. At Rosedale, our learning team consists of the principal, assistant principal and learning leaders. The assistant principal coordinates individual program plans and makes referrals to other CBE professionals. 

The educational assistant may work with a student in his/her regular class, individually, or as part of a small group of students sharing the same educational concern. School assistants also work with individual students or small groups of students, under the direction of the teacher, to support student l earning.  We believe very strongly in a consultative approach, seeking input from all those involved in analyzing student learning profiles and developing subsequent educational strategies.

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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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