The 2023-24 school year is well underway and Rocky View Schools (RVS) is happy with where their 2023-2027 Education Plan is at.

The Board of Trustees adopted RVS' 2023–2027 Education Plan in May 2023, and it went into effect at the beginning of this school year.

The plan outlines objectives for students to accomplish, construct, and produce within a future-focused system.

Here are some of the highlights from the first four months of the 2023/24 school year according to RVS:

  • Goal one of the plan is centred on advancing students’ literacy and numeracy skills. In response to assessment results which indicate improvements in literacy and numeracy are needed, schools developed goals and measures in these areas to guide their instructional focus and provide appropriate interventions for groups of students. Some elementary schools received ongoing learning disruption funding from the province based on assessment results and are using that funding to provide additional time for staff to work with students, engage in professional learning to enhance instructional skills and to purchase resources for use in classrooms.
  • Goal two was building future-ready students. Administration and teachers at 33 schools formed a Career Connections Strategy group which meets to discuss current practices related to career education planning and best practices for providing students in Grades 6 – 12 with access to initiatives intended to help build career skills development programs. This group will ultimately provide recommendations for the development of a Career Connections Practice Guide. 
  • Goal three focuses on creating inclusive, engaging, healthy learning opportunities for all students. Schools are focused on teaching Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)-focused lessons in each classroom, expanding their use of ‘catching kids doing good’ and rewarding them in various ways for positive behaviour.

For the second half of the school year, according to RVS, the following initiatives will be launched:

  • Begin the development of the RVS Math Assessment tool in the spring.
  • Implement the OurSCHOOL survey for students in Grades 4 – 12; this survey replaces the Education Plan Survey conducted by RVS in support of the previous Four Year Education Plan.
  • Continue with the implementation of the new curriculum as well as the use of learning disruption funding to support our youngest readers and mathematicians.

Each school produces a School Education Plan aligned with the division’s goals and responds to the unique needs of their school community. 

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