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What is Service Learning

Alberta Education has identified three essential goals to be achieved by students within the framework of the Programs of Studies:

  • Engaged learning
  • Ethical citizenship
  • Entrepreneurship

These qualities are embedded in the culture of the Calgary Science School and are manifested through a variety of initiatives that emulate a humanitarian focus and social responsibility on local, regional, and global platforms.

As a means of facilitating a wide array of student-driven projects, Service Learning blocks have been incorporated into the timetable for all grades.

At the junior high grades, these periods share a time slot on the schedule to afford students and teachers opportunities to collaborate when two or more classes are focused on the same outcome. In effect, Service Learning represents the integration of knowledge, skills, and attributes in a meaningful and authentic manner that reflects the intent and vision of an inquiry-based learning environment.

Some of our Service Learning Projects so far:

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