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Enhanced Academic Placement

EAP Program Information

St. Thomas More Junior High School is a designated district site for the delivery of the Enhanced Academic Program. This program, using the Alberta Program of Studies, will prepare students to acquire the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed to engage in a high level of learning.

The Enhanced Academic Program (EAP) prepares students for high intellectual engagement by starting the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge as early as possible. The junior high years can provide a powerful opportunity for students to acquire the skills, habits of mind and concepts they need to engage in higher levels of learning. The EAP program prepares students for an advanced academic program in high school. Students who will be successful in this program can perform at rigorous academic levels and enjoy being challenged to expand their knowledge and skills.

Application Information 

Students in Grade 6 applying to the Enhanced Academic Program (EAP) at St. Thomas More Junior High: 

  1. Indicate St. Thomas More Junior High as your requested school in the Returning Student Registration 2021-2022 in PowerSchool. 
  2. Parents/Guardians complete the STM EAP Applicant Information Sheet.pdf
  3. Student completes the STM EAP Student Rationale Form.pdf
  4. Email both the completed STM EAP Application Information Sheet and the STM EAP Student Rationale Form to 8228web@ecsd.net with EAP Application - Student's Name in the subject line.
  5. Communicate with your child's current teacher to complete STM EAP Teacher Support Document.pdf
  6. Ask your child's current teacher to email the completed EAP Teacher Support Document and a current ELA writing sample (narrative, essay, etc.) to 8228web@ecsd.net with EAP Application - Student's Name in the subject line.

Submissions are due March 30, 2021. Space for the Enhanced Academic Program (EAP) are limited and families will be notified by the office of your child's acceptance into the program in April.

The Enhanced Academic Program (EAP) will:

  1. Extend curriculum and enrich Alberta Education's specific learner outcomes in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.
  2. Provide an engaging and challenging learning environment that utilizes inquiry-based and problem-solving learning strategies
  3. Incorporate a faith-based global perspective that focuses on the Catholic vocation to social justice
  4. Engage students in exercises that challenge them to think critically, see things from different perspectives, respond creatively to universal questions, and acquire knowledge from interesting and unique sources

Enhanced Academic Program (EAP) students are:

  1. Eager to be challenged
  2. Able to complete tasks in a timely manner
  3. Highly self-directed
  4. Curious about many things and interested in learning about them
  5. Analytical about their own education and open to personal growth as a learner
  6. Prepared to work collegially with their peers
  7. Willing to develop public speaking and presentation skills

EAP is offered in the following subject areas in grade 7-9:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies


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