Beyond Alberta Education

Academic Standards

North Point School focuses on helping students achieve their highest academic standard possible to open options for them as they move to high school and on to post-secondary pursuits. Everything we do academically is in the pursuit of that opportunity for ALL of our students.

  • We strive to ensure every student can be academically successful. This requires shared accountability between students, teacher and parents.
  • We adhere to all Alberta Education guidelines and curriculum requirements.
  • We choose options to complement core curriculum based on broadening our student’s perspectives and skills.
  • We will develop classroom programming that is reflective of authentic learning, ensuring that students are establishing critical thinking and learning skills required to be successful beyond the classroom.
  • Our personalized approach is designed to ensure that every student has a direct connection and feedback with teachers on a daily basis.
  • We balance the flexibility our students need and desire with the structure to support their success.
  • We integrate adaptive educational technology into our learning environment
  • Our overall philosophy is to prepare our students for lifelong learning, leading us to support the development of positive “learning attitudes” for every student.

We Encourage Big Thinkers

If you allow and encourage true creativity, you also have to accept the possibility of failure. Without failure there is no innovation. Failure is an opportunity to learn. A school should be a place where mistakes are allowed, tangents are encouraged and big thinking is celebrated.

Salman Khan

— Salman Khan, One World Schoolhouse

Salman Khan

Core Academic Program K-9

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education (Daily Mon-Thurs)
  • Health & Personal Life Skills

Core Options

Core options offer students a complete and comprehensive introduction to disciplines which not only help to enhance and supplement the Core Academic Program, but broaden students’ life experiences. The Core option program is offered together with best-in-class organizations and instructors proven in their fields of expertise.

  • Languages – French & Spanish
  • Fine Arts – Music, Visual Arts, Drama

Discoveries Program

The Discoveries Program introduces a wide variety of age-appropriate learning opportunities that will benefit students both today and later in life. The program is hands-on in nature with a focus on culture, personal development, physical activity, health and wellness.

  • ENGINEERING Academy : STE(A)M – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math
  • FINANCIAL Academy : Premier financial literacy and entrepreneurship program; Boys in Business Fair
  • ACTION Fridays : A wide variety of cultural, sport, community and experiential activities such as flight school, archery, climbing, cooking and more
  • OUTDOOR Education : Blue Lake Outdoor Retreat, Mountain Day, Garden Project, Rowing, Hiking, Utah Travel Program

Quick Program Facts

School Day runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for all grades (Full-day kindergarten to grade 9). We loosely follow the public education schedule for major holidays and non-instructional days. Refer to our annual calendars HERE.

Class Structure – All students are part of grade-specific mentor homeroom. Curriculum is taught by curriculum leaders to specific grade levels. This provides a small student to teacher ratio when covering critical information. The overall student to teacher ratio varies depending on the activity and can range from 1:1 to 18:1.