Springbank Community High (9-12)
Principal: Leslie Ann Collings
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2011-2014 — School Education Plan (Year Two)
Quotes from Parent Advocates
“We chose to live in Springbank based on the importance of academics at the schools. All four of our children have attended/are attending Springbank Community High School and the excellence of the teaching staff, the community spirit, and encouragement of parental involvement has made our choice the right one for our family. All of our children have gained preparedness for the rigours of university and have been supported both academically and emotionally for life after graduation. Springbank High school provides a nurturing environment that readies students to thinking of themselves fitting into the bigger picture of local and global communities. At Springbank High, the focus is on turning out young adults as holistic individuals with exposure to the arts, volunteerism, student government, sports, and advanced academic courses.” Laurel
“Springbank Community High School is a great environment for students where they can discover their strengths and passions, then develop a unique learning plan which helps them move towards their future goals. While Springbank has always been known as a top academic school in Alberta, with the introduction of one-to-one computing and a 21st Century learning environment, the school is successfully preparing students who will thrive in the new economy.” Lisa
How do we define success for Springbank High students?
At SCHS, we measure success by our Mission and learning principles. We also measure it in the acquisition of 21st Century skills and students who are balanced in academic and other endeavors. We also measure success in quantitative ways, such as the number of students who go on to other post-secondary endeavours, drop-out rate, how well our students do on Provincial exams, and satisfaction survey results.
What makes our school good and how do we know?
We use a combination of quantitative and qualitative research to measure our success and improvements. APORI, SCHOLLE, Tell Them From Me, school-based qualitative surveys, and one to one conversations provide us with information to assist in improvement. We consistently score high in our satisfaction rates. Our dropout rate is one of the lowest in Alberta. A large number of our students go on to post-secondary education. A healthy number of students receive the Rutherford and other scholarships. Additionally, our school is an educational institution of choice for out of boundary students. With our innovative approach to teaching and learning, we have been fortunate to have been asked to provide advice and direction to other schools that are looking to become a ubiquitous computing environment.