​​​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

Circle of Courage

Wildwood School is modeled on the Circle of Courage a native philosophy, which promotes positive development in everyone. The central premise of this model is that a set of shared values and common language must be present in order to unify a community of learners. These shared values include belonging, independence, mastery and generosity. The Circle of Courage is a unifying vision and a common language for all staff, students and families. This language engages all members of the learning community fostering self-esteem, a sense of self-worth and inclusiveness.

Belonging: Each and every person needs to feel they belong to our Wildwood School Community.

Independence: Each person is responsible for their own actions. We have the ability to make decisions, care for others and solve problems.

Mastery: Each person strives to be their best and achieve goals. This lets us all gain confidence in the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual self.

Generosity: Each person appreciates receiving and feels even better when giving something good to be shared. This allows us to fully participate in our community.


The Enhanced Educational Supports (EES) class supports students in grades 1-6 with moderate to severe developmental delays. The EES class focuses on building foundational learner skills in functional academics, communication, daily living and citizenship. Programming to promote social-emotional and physical wellbeing are also important features of the EES class. Students are supported by a teacher and a multi-disciplinary team including educational assistants, specialists, strategists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language therapists, and psychology.


The Paced Learning Program (PLP) supports students with mild to moderate learning and adaptive behaviour needs in Grades 4-12. Students receive personalized and functional curriculum related to the development of functional academics, social-communication, independence, daily living, safety, citizenship, leisure, vocational and volunteering skills. Opportunities for peer mentorship and meaningful inclusion in the school community are provided and programmed according to individual student interests and abilities. Learner supports and accommodations may include the use of assistive technology, augmentative communication systems, work-systems and sensory activities.


Parents/Guardians are encouraged to discuss their child’s daily school activities and together review school work, books and/or assignments brought home. Parental interest motivates children to be successful.

It is the student’s responsibility to know what homework there is and to ensure that all work is completed on time. In Grades 1-3 it is the student’s responsibility to properly complete a message in the agenda, to ensure that all necessary work is put into their backpacks, and to ensure that all work is taken home to complete. The agenda is to be reviewed and signed by parents daily

The CBE’s secure Brightspace by D2L website is another technology tool used by teachers to communicate agenda and homework information. In Grades 4-6 it is expected that students and parents will read the agenda on Brightspace website and students are to complete the required assignments.

Parents/Guardians should provide their child with a specific location and time that would be conducive to successfully completing homework. Homework should become a routine affair. Please communicate in writing, email or by phone call if there is a concern regarding homework.

Study times should be planned nightly with reading being a daily component in the study plan.

Study Suggestions for Students

  • Set up with your child a special place in which to study.
  • Be sure the study place has good light.
  • Help collect the necessary things that your child might need, such as paper, pencils, erasers and a ruler.
  • Suggest logical times to study, such as when your child is rested and not hungry.
  • Try to keep noise and distraction levels down when your child studies.
  • Do not get upset or argue with your child if they are unwilling to complete homework. Let the teacher know.

Show your child how glad you are when he/she studies!

Calgary Reads

Wildwood School is excited to be a part of the Reading Place Initiative in conjunction with Calgary Reads for a second year. This partnership will continue to inform our practice as we work together within the CBE’s Vision of Literacy and our School Development Plan.

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