W.O. Mitchell School is an exciting learning community offering two programs:
- a regular community program for students in Grades 3-6 residing in the Silver Springs, and;
- a growing Spanish bilingual program (currently Grades K-3 and expanding) to families residing in designated NW Calgary communities.
Despite offering two programs, our concept of a “School of One” is a value that our learning community holds dear. In addition to supporting the Alberta Education Program of studies through rich classroom instruction and personalized learning opportunities, we have outstanding fine and performing arts programs, and a physical education program enriched by physical education residencies.
As of 2014, W.O. Mitchell is officially an International Spanish Academy. All students in our Regular Program receive Spanish as a Second Language instruction. All students enrolled in the Spanish Bilingual Program are supported by teachers fluent in English and Spanish.
At W.O. Mitchell we continue to communicate and work together with students and their parents to build success in learning. CBE Administrative Regulation 3066 – Homework, outlines the nature and amounts of home study recommended as follows:
Division I: The motivation which comes from parental interest in children's school work can be valuable to a child. Parents and teachers should encourage children to read from books suggested by the school. Pressures can bring about negative results. No formal assignments shall be made, but from 5 to 10 minutes of systematic study per night is recommended.
Division II: Formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for pupils who need special attention or help, but in general, assignments should be of the reading or study type. Parents should be made aware of the teacher's general requirements with respect to home study. No school requirement should exceed 20 minutes in length.
International Spanish Academy
Alberta Education and the CBE have a partnership with the government of Spain in order to promote the Spanish Language and culture and support an international experience in Alberta’s classrooms.