Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School
Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School (1-9)
Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School is Edmonton Catholic Schools online school for grades 1 to 9. It is our commitment to offer exceptional and diverse programming options. Our students thrive in a Christ-centered community that embraces their program of choice and prepares them for the 21st century and beyond. Classes are led by an Alberta-certified teacher. Instruction is delivered using an outcomes-based approach that adheres to the Alberta Education Curriculum.
Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School is committed to offering: a virtual experience that operates in a similar manner as in-person learning experience.
We believe that great teaching is great teaching regardless of the setting. Our online teachers are skilled in providing virtual instruction that is both engaging and effective. A daily schedule is established and followed, laying down the foundation for routine which includes structured start and end times. Students take part in whole group, small group and one to one experiences throughout the day. They collaborate with their peers during group projects and build further connections during extra-curricular opportunities. We are proud of the connections we have with our students and their families as we are in their homes each day - building community, connection and meaningful learning experiences together!
Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School thanks our parents/guardians as they commit to our shared goal of student success filled with engagement in the learning process.
Critical to the success of our students in online programming is a shared commitment. We are asking our parents/guardians to be a supportive participant in their child’s online education. We believe a parent/guardian commitment is required to realize a successful online learning experience where there is a shared responsibility on the part of the student, parent/guardian, and teacher. This is especially critical in the elementary years. Student success at all grades is tied to regular attendance and engagement. Students learn synchronously online and follow a schedule that requires active attendance and participation throughout the day. Active participation includes having learning materials ready and accessible, having a quiet workspace for students to engage, having cameras on in order to fully connect with students and teachers, etc. Please see our Necessary Items for Online Success page for more information.
Genesis Catholic Online Elementary/Junior High School is for:
- Students who are highly motivated and independent learners;
- Students able to engage in the daily routines and expectations of the school;
- Students who have medical issues which make in-person classes difficult;
- Students transitioning from home education;
- Students who have parents/guardians that can partner with the school in supporting the student in their learning.
We encourage families to see online programming not as a short-term solution but as the best option for their child’s long-term success. For some students, the virtual classroom will elevate their educational experience while others may thrive best in an in-person learning environment.