Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; and citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school wide events, classes working together and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that information literacy is essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.
In 2014 – 2015, we are pleased to provide the following programming:
- Grades K – 6 programming which follows the Alberta provincial curriculum
- Balanced literacy programming that includes guided reading, literacy centres, and novel study
- Leveled Literacy Intervention program targeting students in Grades 2 and 3
- French as a Second Language, Grades 4 – 6
- Daily physical activity
- An excellent music program
- Modern technology – wireless technology, computer labs, SMART boards in classes, access to Chrome Books, iPads, and laptops for classroom use
- The Franklin Covey Foundation, “Leader in Me” Program
- Extracurricular activities, including running club, Reading Rock Stars, chess, and intramurals
- Student Leadership opportunities through AMA safety patrols, library helpers, office helpers, and intramurals
- Daily lunch supervision available, for a monthly fee, for children who need to stay for lunch
“It takes a village to raise a child.” We are very fortunate to have a strong village that values teaching and learning in the classroom, positive social interactions, daily physical activity, ongoing assessments that demonstrate students learning and understanding and communication between home and school.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the school office at 780 465-9797 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.