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Discover the difference at Edmonton Catholic Schools


At Edmonton Catholic Schools, we believe that children are gifts from God. In turn, Christ's teachings inspire our staff to see each child as a sacred responsibility. Our district-wide achievement and diploma examination results testify to the success of our unique partnership of parents, school and parish. Moreover, the lives our students lead in school and beyond are the proudest indications of our success.

Do you attend Edmonton Catholic Schools?  If so, we hope that you will explore the programs that are available to you. If not, we invite you to discover why students at Edmonton Catholic Schools are Embraced by Faith and Inspired!

Registration Guidelines and Procedures


Edmonton Catholic Schools provides a Catholic education to resident students of the district, according to their educational requirements. Non-Catholics and other non-resident students may enroll at Edmonton Catholic Schools given the adequate availability of resources such as space and suitability of program. Contact individual schools for additional registration information.



 

Are you a resident of Edmonton Catholic Schools?


A resident student is a Catholic or has at least one parent who is a Catholic, or under the authority of the Child Welfare Act, has been placed in a foster home where the foster parent is a resident of Edmonton Catholic Schools. Also, a resident must reside within the corporate limits of the City of Edmonton, be six years of age or older on or before March 1 or 19 years of age or younger as of September 1 of the current school year. In the case of a kindergarten student, is 5 years of age or older on or before March 1 of the current school year.

Students who do not meet the above conditions are considered non-resident students and may enroll at Edmonton Catholic Schools given the adequate availability of resources as determined by the principal and school district.


Student Registration Form General Information

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In order to register your child in school, parents are required to complete the Student Registration Form. The form is available at your child’s school or it can be found on the District website, completed online, printed, and signed by the parent. Please bring a copy of the completed form, proof of your current address, proof of your child’s name, date of birth, and citizenship to the school where you are registering your child.

If you are the parent of an international student or are new to Canada please contact One World…One Centre or visit their website for information:

One World…One Centre
12050-95A Street 
780-944-2001

Any questions about the Student Registration form?

Please phone or visit your local school or contact Edmonton Catholic Schools at 780-441-6000 or info@ecsd.net.

 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The personal information collected on the Student Registration Form and any other personal information collected and maintained as part of a student’s record, will be used for registration purposes and to provide educational services to your child. Certain personal information will also be disclosed to Alberta Education to meet reporting requirements, and by agreement. This information is collected under the authority of the Alberta School Act, which mandates the programs and services offered by Edmonton Catholic Schools, and Section 33(c) of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be protected by the provision of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, contact the Principal of your child’s school.

On page 4 of the Student Registration Form, parents/guardians are referred to the following documents. Please read these documents and indicate your agreement or consent in the appropriate place:

Student Responsible Use Agreement

This document describes the responsibilities your child has related to the use of Edmonton Catholic ​Schools’ information resources such as computers, internet and email.

Using and Disclosing Personal Information

This document describes how and when school district staff may collect and use your child’s personal information.

District Public Website Guidelines

This document describes when and what personal information can be posted to a District website 
On page 4 of the Student Registration Form there is a section called Media Participation Consent. Please read and check all the sections you agree to.​​

Edmonton Catholic Schools has experienced a significant increase of ESL students in the district over the past few years. The needs and trends within this population have changed and as a district we must respond to:


  • increase in students entering our district illiterate in both English and their first language with interrupted or no schooling in their first language.
  • growing concern in our schools over the need to better understand the diverse needs of the cultural communities now immigrating and registering in our schools.
  • need for literacy benchmarks for second language acquisition and professional development for teachers to understand these benchmarks and how to move students along continuum.
  • need to review reception of ESL families into our district/ intake protocol.
  • analyze achievement results, and drop out rates of ESL students in our district.

Trends over the past four years indicate the growing need for instructional sup​port for our beginner level English language learner. Research indicates it will take 5-7 years for these children to acquire the language skills required to successfully complete grade level appropriate learner outcomes (J. Cummins, 2001). Concern is with the growing trend of intermediate level students not advancing to the next stage of literacy development. This has implications on student achievement.

Our challenge in ECS for the next three years is to provide innovative programming that develops literacy skills in all content area learning for the intermediate students as well as BICS (basic interpersonal communication skills) as quickly as possible. Through professional development and on going first language support from the Liaison workers as a team, we can promote increased literacy and fluency enabling our English language learners to reach the highest level of English literacy.

ESL Program Goals:

Assess district need for literacy class for junior high age appropriate students whose needs surpass the instructional design of regular ESL programs in the community school.

  • Develop criteria for program, benchmarks for entry/exit.
  • Develop literacy program based on sound ESL and literacy pedagogical theory and research.
  • Identify, monitor and track progress and student achievement.
  • Students would return to the community school once ESL needs could be met in their community school.
  • Utilize data to determine priority areas for resource allocation and evaluation.

Build instructional capacity, district wide in the delivery of responsive effective programs for ESL learners.

  • Build capacity of both ESL teachers and content area teachers of best practices that are outcome based, differentiated and focus on instruction that promote and improve ESL student achievement in literacy, numeracy and all content area curricula.
  • ESL programming must be based on research, outcome based instruction, assessment, benchmarks and criteria for identification.

Access and monitor the level of ESL support international students are receiving district wide.

Provide academic guidelines for the admission of international students into Edmonton Catholic Schools.

Establish district intake protocol for the admission of all ESL students:

  • assess level of first and English language proficiency,
  • orient parents in their first language with the assistance of the Liaison workers to Edmonton Catholic and Canadian education system,
  • provide information on educational expectation and responsibilities in families first language.

Provide equitable support for Immigration Children and their families.

  • Liaison workers assist school staff to gain a better understanding of immigrant family needs and their stages of integration into mainstream Canadian culture.

  • Provide appropriate referrals to:
    • various community agencies
    • government programs
    • other settlement and adaptation services
    • work closely with school counselors, administrators, teachers, school medical personnel, social workers and law enforcement officers to help with educational and settlement issues.

  • Maintain interagency network with: Alberta EducationCitizenship and ImmigrationMennonite Centre for NewcomersMill Woods Welcoming Centre, and Catholic Social Services in providing support services for immigrant families.







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