Arts-Centred Learning Program at the CBE

Is Arts-Centred Learning the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:
  • An interest in and passion for the arts
  • Initiative, imagination and ingenuity when engaging in a variety of creative processes to develop and explore ideas
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced rigorous program that extends beyond the basic curricular expectation
  • A willingness to take advantage of multiple learning opportunities offered through the arts
  • Characteristics that honour and respect the creativity of peers
  • Motivation and independence
  • The ability to work well in a variety of situations; collaboratively and independently

Characteristics of Arts-Centred Learning

  • Arts-focused inquiry integrating Alberta Education’s Programs of Study
  • Opportunities for co-constructing knowledge and understanding through the arts
  • Develop creative and critical thinking
  • Learning comes from the process as well as the product
  • Students represent their knowledge and understanding through the multiple perspectives found throughout the arts
  • Students learn to appreciate and critique their art and the art of others
  • Skill development in the arts is integrated throughout the curriculum using school and community resources

Visit the CBE website to help determine whether or not the Arts-Centred Learning Program is right for your child and for the Alternative Programs Handbook (Alberta Education).​

Arts-Centred Learning

Arts-Centred Learning Program Continuity

Students who complete Grade 9 at Sir John Franklin School in the Arts-Centred Learning program can continue Arts-Centred Learning at James Fowler High School for Grades 10 to 12.

For further information visit the James Fowler website or contact:
Principal, Keith Johnson
403-230-4743 
(4004 - 4 Street NW Calgary, Alberta T2K 1A1)

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