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Logos Christian Alternative Program

Logos Society Mission

The mission of the Edmonton Logos Society is to actively support Logos schools to effectively train and equip students through Christ-centered teaching to be the “salt” and “light of the world.”  (Matthew 5: 13, 14)

Society Statement Of Belief

The Logos Society of Edmonton follows 5 basic principles:

  1. God is our creator who knows and loves each one of us.
  2. God has provided, through the Bible, certain values, standards of behavior and fundamental truths, particularly in passages such as the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6, and 7). These values, standards of behavior and fundamental truths are to guide us in living out our lives. Truth is not relative and, therefore, not based simply on each person’s opinion.
  3. Although we all make mistakes, or commit sins, we can be forgiven because Jesus, the Son of God, offered Himself as payment for our sins, and is alive today to strengthen us through His Holy Spirit. Just as He forgives us for our sins, so must we forgive others who hurt us or sin against us.
  4. We are on this earth to love God and serve Him by caring for and serving our fellow human beings. We are not meant to live merely for our own pleasure and self-interest.
  5. God works in our lives and in the lives of those around us, and throughout our world as we spend time with Him in prayer.

Alberta Curriculum

The Logos Program follows the Alberta Program of Studies. Teaching of the knowledge, skills and attitudes is done within a Christian context. A Christian viewpoint to issues and topics from all curriculum areas is provided and links are made between the concepts being taught and the Bible teachings on that concept.

Bible-Based Program

The LOGOS CHRISTIAN PROGRAM further sustains the Christian environment through daily activities such as morning prayers, Bible readings, songs and assemblies with a Christian perspective. Memorization of scripture is encouraged and is a key part of the nurturing and spiritually sustaining nature of the program. Religious instruction is not a part of the Logos program.

High Academic Standards

In preparing our students for an effective Christian lifestyle, it is imperative that they are given an opportunity to learn in an environment that provides for the highest of standards, not only in a biblical sense, but also from an academic perspective. There is a strong expectation that students are willing to work and seek to achieve academic excellence. Daily homework and study is an expectation.

Approach to Teaching

An emphasis on sound and proven traditional educational methods and techniques is an integral part of the Logos Christian Program.  There is an emphasis on mastery of core subject matter.  Instruction is primarily teacher-centered group instruction.

Parental Involvement

There is a strong expectation that parents will be committed to the program and its educational principles, goals, methods and practices. They are expected to provide encouragement for their child and work cooperatively with the teachers to maintain a challenging, disciplined learning environment. Parents are asked to sign a parental commitment of support for the mission statement and objectives of this program.

Discipline

Positive behaviour is expected of all students in the LOGOS CHRISTIAN PROGRAM and this expectation is reinforced by the staff. The central focus is on loving God and loving one another. Discipline of students is within a Christian context. Links are made to Christ's teachings in situations where poor choices have been made. Prayer is a part of the discipline process.

Website: http://www.christianprogram.ca/

Our Instructional Focus

Enhancing Literacy Skills Across the Content Areas

As we prepare our students for an effective Christian lifestyle, it is imperative that they are given an opportunity to learn in an environment that provides for the highest of standards, not only in a biblical sense, but also from an academic perspective. There is a strong expectation that students are willing to work and seek to achieve academic excellence.

In a coordinated, school-wide effort, all students at Queen Alexandra School will learn and demonstrate improved reading and writing comprehension skills through an emphasis on balanced literacy instruction, as measured by teacher-generated, district, and provincial assessments.  Instruction is divided into three areas:

Word Work - skills begin with word recognition, phonics, and spelling with a focus on academic vocabulary across all content areas.

Reading - reading strategies for word recognition and comprehension are emphasized.  Each child will be reading at his/her instructional level, using levelled books.  Home reading books are sent home regularly.

Writing - work is focused on pre-writing planning, teacher demonstrations of good writing practices, and on the development of students’ independent writing skills

 

21st Century Literacy

At Edmonton Public Schools, we recognize what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Literacy doesn’t just take the form of reading and writing anymore. Today, literacy also involves helping students build a wide range of skills and abilities. We’re focused on ensuring the knowledge they acquire now creates a foundation for their future success.  We live in a dynamic world that offers amazing opportunities to learn, progress, and innovate. We want to see our students make the most of these opportunities.

Educational Technology

Queen Alexandra is configured with wireless technology capabilities which allow students to use portable devicess throughout the school.  SMARTboards, documents cameras, and overhead speaker systems are available in each of our classrooms in order to integrate technology seamlessly in all learning contexts.

Students have access to Google Applications which allows them to create word documents and other projects both at school and by logging on to Schoolzone at home. Schoolzone is a web based program that allows parents to securely access progress reports, attendance information and newsletters over the internet.