The general school system in Alberta is setup slightly differently than in Quebec.
In Alberta, children first go to Elementary School (Kindergarten to grade 6), then Junior High School (grade 7 to 9) and then High School (grade 10 to 12), after which the student chooses to go to college, university, or work.
Continue reading “Alberta vs. Quebec School Setup – Having Junior High vs. No Junior High schools.”
Originally written in September, 2006. But still very relevant:
Continue reading “Is standardized testing what makes Alberta’s education system superior?”
Recently, I was reading The Economist, and to my surprise, there was an article on Alberta Schools (https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2006/09/21/clever-red-necks). According to Statistics Canada, Alberta ranks tops in education, not only across the country, but also in the world. Specifically, the article mentions Edmonton as an innovative education system stressing choice, accountability and competition, stating that each school controls its own budget, spending money on its own educational priorities.