WHILE RESPECTING THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS & CHARACTERISTICS AS GIFTED LEARNERS
Students who are gifted are capable of exceptional performance. They require comprehensive, specialized educational programming to develop and maximize their potential. Research supports the idea that gifted students benefit from an environment with like-minded peers, being taught by empathetic teachers who have specialized training and experience.
At Westmount’s Elementary Campus, we follow Alberta Education’s program of studies (https://education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/). Generally speaking, the pace of our instructional programming is accelerated, meaning that curriculum is taught in 60 – 65% of the time it might take in a typical elementary school. Using an “inside out” approach, however, we strive to first know and honour our students and their individual learning needs. Curriculum delivery is differentiated based on students’ individual characteristics.
We value academic achievement, but find that it is best served by programming which places student need as its primary objective. We facilitate and support the attainment of 21C learning goals through the development of critical and creative thinking, problem-finding, problem-solving, collaboration and informed decision-making.
Alberta Education’s Program of Studies is augmented by providing students a variety of learning experiences that support the development of lifelong learning goals and aspirations. We also provide students with access to many, varied and advanced human and material resources with in and outside of the school.
Regrouping and Acceleration
Westmount elementary students are regrouped for Language Arts and Mathematics according to demonstrated subject knowledge, learning style, and their readiness factors. Subject and grade level acceleration is also facilitated where supported by evidence.
Recent Elementary News
**ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU! The elementary sports day committee is looking for your help! We need 5 volunteers to help at Sports Day on Friday, June 21 from 8:45 am - 11:00 am. 1 First Aid Station Volunteer (First Aid Certification would be an asset) 4 Face Painting Volunteers Please contact email@example.com if you are [...]
The Eco Warriors Club at our Elementary campus is looking for one or two parent volunteers to pick up the beverage containers from the last two Eco Warrior collections: Friday, June 14 (we have two big bags of containers) Thursday, June 20 (there will be one bag of containers) If you can do both pickups, you may either come on [...]
All books borrowed from the EC Learning commons by elementary students are due Friday, June 14. Please ensure any overdue books are returned in a timely manner. Thank you! Elementary Learning Commons