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Growing Futures

Growing Futures is a new exemplar of authentic, immersive learning in Rocky View Schools. The goal of this program is to provide students with a learning environment that fulfills all core learning outcomes while immersing them in a culture of sustainability, animal husbandry and agriculture. Farming Futures is anchored by relationships with key community partners who provide students with opportunities to engage in agricultural, entrepreneurial and sustainable practices. Community partners offer at-the-elbow expertise, materials, land and learning spaces that ensure a safe and appropriate learning environment for our students.

Growing Futures is designed for middle and secondary students (Grades 7-12), opening initially with grades nine to ten in September 2019, and growing into upper grades in subsequent years. 

Building Futures Airdrie

Rocky View Schools, together with McKee Homes, the Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta, and the Alberta New Home Warranty Program are proud to continue the Building Futures Program yearly. During the school year, a select group of Grade 10 students learn what it takes to build a new house. From pre-construction, all the way to two finished homes, students will have an opportunity to engage in a real-world, authentic project that offers them both a robust educational experience and life-relevant skills.

Students from the program  will typically spend four out of five days each week on a remote site. They spend part of each week working on their house construction projects throughout the entire school year, and the rest of their time working on their school curriculum.  Classroom work emphasizes mastery learning and a good deal of hands-on, project-based learning.  One day out of each week is spent at the school, completing Physical Education and other objectives more readily handled in a school setting (e.g. science labs).

 

Innovation By Design (Engineering Futures)

The Innovation By Design cohort is a unique opportunity for Grade 10 students at Chestermere High School where learning experiences are designed around student curiosity and interests. Students learn their core subjects through cross-curricular projects, collaborative inquiry and the application of their learning to solve real world problems, with a strong focus on student choice. Students in this program are set up for success in their future years of learning as they will not only have the requisite knowledge, but also the skills of a strong 21st Century learner.

Building Futures Cochrane

Rocky View Schools, in partnership with Kingsmith Homes, is proud to be an integral part of an innovative educational program called Building Futures. This exciting new program is designed to bridge academics and real life experience with diversified teaching methods outside of the traditional classroom.
Grade 10 students learn real life applications and gain hands-on experience from a variety of trades and professionals as they work through every stage of home building from pre-construction to sale. Students learn tangible skills taught first hand by electricians, plumbers, carpenters and many other professionals, possibly making connections for future apprenticeship programs. This unique opportunity will allow students to experience teamwork and problem solving skills while instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment for hard work and a job well done.