Science Program at the CBE
Is the Science Program the Right Choice for My Child?
A successful student demonstrates:
- A love of science
- A desire to engage in and dialogue about how the world works, comfort in learning through the perspective of science and prefers direct contact with phenomena (i.e., enjoys hands on exploration)
- An ability to take initiative
- Adaptability to various learning environments
- A willingness to conform to uniform regulations, where expected
- A willingness to participate in extensive off-site field studies
Characteristics of a Science Program
- Using the Alberta Education Science Program of Study to drive integrated curriculum, fostering curiosity
- Fostering critical thinking skills and problem-solving based on science and technology perspectives
- Students develop scientific literacy (skills of observation and documentation, measurement, prediction, analysis, synthesis of data)
- Opportunities for co-construction of knowledge and understanding through the perspective of science
- Frequent field study to enhance science topics and inquiries
- Engaging in study of the natural world of the schoolyard and community
- Connecting with experts in the field of science and technology
- Having opportunity to participate in science extracurricular opportunities to enrich learning
- Consistent participation in regular field studies that provide opportunities for problem-solving, knowledge acquisition, and service through a scientific lens.
- Instructional focus on inquiry, experiential learning and integrated project work
- 10-20 field studies per year for each student, parents are required to volunteer for a minimum of 3 field studies per registered student
- Additional fees will be assessed for each student per year to cover the cost of field studies (past costs have been up to $200.00)
Visit the CBE website to help determine whether or not the Science Program is right for your child and for the Alternative Programs Handbook (Alberta Education).