My PATH is a Parkland School Division community partnership program based at Connections for Learning School that offers students a diverse blend of health and wellness activities to compliment the core academic schedule. My PATH is open to students in Grades 1-9 who meet the program criteria.
The structure of a typical school day in this unique program-of-choice is characterized by core academic subject learning taught by ATA-certified teachers in the mornings, followed by afternoon programming that includes physical activity, visual and performing arts, technology and health education. The afternoon programs are taught by community partners who specialize in these areas, offering students enhanced learning opportunities.
Students can choose from three CFL program options to fill the core academic portion of their schedule. The coordinating My PATH programming begins in the afternoon, and all students enrolled in My PATH must attend in-person at CFL.
My PATH Program focuses on addressing the evidence-based gaps and issues in these areas (as identified by both parents and education research):
- Physical Literacy and Healthy Behaviours
- Social/Emotional Learning
- Mental Health
- Civic Engagement
- Environmental Stewardship
- Intergenerational Learning
The My PATH Program provides these enhanced, experiential learning opportunities at an additional cost to families. The registration fee is $2500 annually per student (or $250/mo), and contributes to programming, transportation, facility rental, staffing, and administration costs.
April 2021: The 2021-22 registration process is in stage two. If you have registered for My PATH, you should have received a confirmation phone call from Connections For Learning School, and completed an intake interview with the Assistant Principal, Leanne Gruending.
We are currently working on the program design schedule for 2021-22 and will connect with all families who have been accepted to the program, in early June.
Please note that the program registration fee for My PATH 2021-22 is $2500 per student (or $250 monthly).
If you have any questions, or if you have registered but have not yet received a reply from Connections For Learning, please contact Natasha at 780-919-3193 or email email@example.com.
Sept 2020: Important considerations regarding COVID-19
The MY PATH Program will be working closely with all our community partners to ensure the recommended safety measures are in place. For more information on the activity guidelines, please visit www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw summary of findings:
- When children are infected, they tend to be mildly sick, and fewer are hospitalized
- Children who are infected, particularly younger children, do not seem to drive community transmission
- Young children seem less likely than older ones to infect other people
We recognize that while it is extremely important to practice the required safety measures, it is also just as important that our children have opportunities to play, socialize, be outdoors, be physically active, and be creative. This is essential for their overall health. Our sport programs will be adjusted to focus more on skill development than game play to ensure students are physically distanced whenever possible. We will be spending more time outdoors, keeping groups to smaller numbers, using masks and sanitizer when necessary, and reducing the amount of shared equipment when possible.
To prepare students for a lifelong path to good health.
At the My Path Program, we believe that by providing children with the right tools and resources for leading a healthy lifestyle, this will carry forward into their adult life. For this reason, the My Path Program focuses on providing a holistic learning environment that includes community connection opportunities, physical literacy and sport excellence, career and life skills, health education, and arts and cultural learning.
•We engage in our local community to develop the knowledge, skills and values to make a difference
•We celebrate diversity and unity
•We believe education and community are necessary partners in learning
•We demonstrate honesty, integrity, and respect for all
•We believe that anyone can impact change
Learning Through Exploration
•We never stop being curious
•We are open and willing to take risks and try new things
•We help each other overcome challenges
•We know hard work is necessary to pursuing one’s passion
•We strive to improve, and we know with failure comes growth
•We celebrate other’s successes
•We set goals and challenge ourselves to reach our full potential
•We value a growth mindset approach to learning
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit
•We strive to make healthy choices daily for our body, mind and soul
•We value ourselves and others and treat our bodies and minds with care
•We practice acceptance, forgiveness, and mindfulness
•We believe preparation, commitment, and perseverance help to achieve our goals