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Information for Parents
Information on Alberta's education community, school fees, curriculum, learning resources, tips for parents and much more.
- Key Players in our Education Community
Many key players contribute to the excellence of Alberta's Kindergarten to Grade 12 learning system, including school boards, school councils and teachers.
- School Choices & Education Institutions
Alberta's education system offers many choices in the types of school programs at the Kindergarten to Grade 12 level and many options for further education through apprenticeship and industry training.
- School Fees & Fundraising
Information about policies related to school fees and fundraising.
- What Students Are Learning—Curriculum
Information on core curriculum, how curriculum is developed, diploma requirements and more.
- Learning Resources
Alberta Education offers a number of educational resources that fit the provincial curriculum to enhance learning in the classroom and at home.
- Homework & Studying Helpful Hints
Helpful advice on establishing good study habits, balancing school and other priorities, preparing for high school and more.
- Student Achievement & Testing
Find out how achievement tests and diploma exams strengthen the excellence of Alberta's education system and benefit students.
- Tips For Parents
Find useful tips on such topics as: preparing your child for the first day of school, helping with homework and getting your child prepared for high school.
- Resource Handbooks for Parents
Access a number of resources developed by Alberta Education to help parents support student learning.
- Education Week
Mark your calendars for next spring's Education Week, which is set for April 27 – May 3, 2008, and consider ideas on how you can celebrate this special week.
- Excellence in Teaching Awards
Each year Albertans recognize the lasting contributions that teachers make to their learning community through the Excellence in Teaching Awards Program. Find out more about this program and how you can nominate a teacher or principal from your school.
- Planning Educational and Career Paths
Tips and information and choosing different learning opportunities and career directions.
Trades people are trained and certified in Alberta through the province's apprenticeship and industry training system. Find out more about this world-renowned industry-driven system and great career opportunities.
- Aboriginal Studies and Initiatives
Information on new textbooks and a data collection initiative.
- Accountability Pillar