Use this helpful resource to determine which schools have certain programs. Please see the legend below for reference. Schools are listed along the top while programs are listed in the first column. A check mark indicates that the school employs that particular program.

Great Beginnings       Yes         Yes   Yes
Great Beginnings                 Yes   Yes
French Immersion     Yes     Yes         Yes
French as a Second Language Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Safe and Caring Schools   Yes Yes Yes     Yes   Yes    
APPLE (Health and Wellness Program)   Yes       Yes Yes Yes     Yes
Registered Apprenticeship Program Yes   Yes Yes Yes       Yes Yes  
Speech and Language Programming Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inclusive Programing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Before and After School Care             Yes       Yes
Kindergarten Morning Yes                   Yes
Kindergarten Afternoon Yes                   Yes
Kindergarten All Day Yes     Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Counselling Programs and Supports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outreach Education Program   Yes Yes         Yes   Yes  
Green Certificate Yes   Yes Yes Yes       Yes Yes  
International Learning Experience Yes   Yes         Yes Yes    
Virtual Courses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes  
Dual Credit Courses Yes   Yes   Yes       Yes    
Occupational Therapy Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individualized Program Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Restorative Justice Practice                 Yes    
Career and Technology Foundations Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Leader the Me Program       Yes       Yes     Yes
Restorative Circles Philosophy                 Yes Yes  
Cree Language and Culture Class                   Yes  

Program Descriptions

  • Great Beginnings
    • The Great Beginnings Early Childhood Development Program offers literacy enriched play for children who are 3 years old before March 1 of the upcoming school year.
    • Offered at: H.A. Kostash School, Thorhild Central School, Vilna School
  • French Immersion
    • French Immersion is an education program in which students are taught some or all of their subjects using French as the language of instruction. As they continue in the program, students develop the ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write in both French and English.
    • Offered at: Whispering Hills Primary School, Landing Trail Intermediate School, Edwin Parr Composite School (Grades 8-9)
  • French as a Second Language
    • For the 2015-2016 school year, FSL will offered 30 minutes daily to all students from grades 4-6. Students in Grade 7-12 have the option to continue FSL, while K-3 will receive 30 minutes per week of French language and culture. As Canadians, French is one of our two official languages. Offering students the opportunity to gain knowledge of an official languages deepens their understanding of history, culture and politics in Canada.  .
  • Safe and Caring Schools
    • Safe and Caring Schools includes: Tribes Learning Community, Anti-Bullying Programs, Bus Safety, Crisis Management. Please contact individual schools for more information.
  • Alberta Project for Promoting Active Living and Healthy Eating (APPLE)
    • This privately-funded program provides APPLE facilitators to schools to promote healthy living and healthy food choices.
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program
    • Earn while you learn. RAP students can earn a salary plus 40 high school credits, including four 35, 5-credit level courses towards their high school diploma.
    • Offered at: All high schools
  • Speech and Language Programming
    • Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Educational Assistants provide individual, group and classroom-based interventions that focus on speech and language development for eligible children.
  • Inclusive Programming
    • Our philosophy is to ensure that all students with special needs have opportunities to be in the regular classrooms whenever possible. Please contact individual schools for more  information.
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education (FNMI)
    • Alberta Education is committed to improving education outcomes for FNMI students and to closing the gap in education achievement between FNMI and other provincial students. We work with FNMI leaders and communities to engage parents and families to support student success through collaborative partnerships with schools and by developing culturally relevant programs, resources and student supports.
  • Before and After School Care
    • In conjunction with local child-care services.
  • Kindergarten Morning/Afternoon
    • This program is available for kids who turn 5 years old before March 1 of the upcoming school year.
  • Kindergarten All Day
    • This pilot program is available for kids who turn 5 years old before March 1 of the upcoming school year.
  • Counselling Programs and Supports
    • Includes mental health services, career counselling, guidance counselling, and personal assistance.
  • Outreach Education Program 
    • A self-paced independent learning program - leading to a High School Diploma is offered through flexible hours.
  • Green Certificate
    • The Green Certificate Program provides trainees with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn a credential leading to a career in agribusiness. Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) and Alberta Education.
  • International Learning Experience
    • All schools in ASpen View offer students opportunities to travel nationally and internationally. In some circumstances, credit is offered for this experience.
  • Virtual Courses
    • Aspen View offers students opportunities to take a number of courses in a virtual learning environment. This is coordinated through our Centre for Alternative Virtual Education (CAVE).
  • Dual-Credit Courses 
    • AVPS in partnership with AB ED, post-secondary and industry are providing Dual Credit opportunities for students. Dual Credit allow students to earn credits in high school and post-secondary institutions at the same time, as well as opportunities for preferred placement and workplace certification.  
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Occupational Therapists provide individual, group and classroom-based interventions. Occupational therapy can help improve a child's cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
  • Individualized Program Plans
    • This provides students the flexibility to work with educators in determining the best possible educational program plan for the student with respect to their individual needs.
  • Restorative Justice Practice
    • A number of Aspen Views schools are exploring the use of restorative justice practices as an alternative to suspensions and other disciplinary action.
  • Career and Technology Foundations
    •  CTF is designed to be a unique curriculum that allows students to learn about occupational areas. Students will develop skills in the areas of business, communication, human services, resources, and technology while working through engaging challenges.
  • Leader in Me
    • The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer—it improves the performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.
  • Restorative Circles Philosophy
    • Restorative circles are a way to facilitate respect, belonging and understanding amongst and between students and staff within the school. It focuses on the virtues within each of us and in this way helps reduce bullying issues. Restorative justice is collaborative and inclusive. It involves the participation of victims, offenders and the school community affected by the incident in finding solutions that seek to repair harm and promote
  • Cree Language and Culture Class 
    • Cree instruction from grades 1-6. Students from grades K-12 have the opportunity to participate in drumming classes. This class provides programming around Indigenous studies and fine arts that includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Cree culture in a highly engaging way.