Sturgeon Public Schools prides itself on doing things a little differently. Our schools are special places, where an open and collaborative relationship with parents and the community not only enhances the quality of our education but also makes our students happier too. We support the entire individual, providing diverse specialty programming that inspires and develops each student, as well as maintaining caring schools that make our youth feel safe, secure and accepted.
With a strong focus on literacy and a willingness to embrace technology to support learning – our unique approach to education equips students with the right skills, knowledge and characteristics to succeed in the 21st century.
Enhanced Parent Communication
We support parents the entire way and view ourselves as partners in your child’s journey! Our smaller school sizes and caring community focus mean teacher-parent relationships tend to be close and highly effective.
We also have formalized tools to ensure the lines of communication remain open: an online parent portal and report cards.
Sturgeon Public Schools has a long and proud rural history. Some of our schools have been in operation since the 1880s, first built as one or two-room schoolhouses to serve the local community. Our schools and communities have grown, but the close and friendly spirit remains.
Our schools allow children to get a fantastic education in the safety and comfort of their own communities. We work together with parents to create a caring and supportive environment where students truly thrive.
We value a close relationship with our communities. We extend the curriculum into the community and invite residents to share their experiences and lessons with students. Students also exhibit great citizenship and civic responsibility in the many food bank drives, charity fundraisers and community activities they champion throughout the year.
Powerschool Parent Portal
The online PowerSchool Parent Portal provides parents greater opportunities to be an active partner in the learning process. Stay up-to-date on your child’s progress, assignments and test results – all available at your fingertips, 24/7.
Sturgeon Public Schools uses a report card system for Grades 1 through 12. Our schools evaluate student’s progress based on expected outcomes. This model is supported by Alberta Education and is being implemented in schools across the province.
Our power is in our programs! Sturgeon Public Schools has a wide range of innovative programs that help bring out the full potential of every student. Whatever the student’s needs, learning style, interest or dream – we have a program that can support them, inspire them and prepare them for the future.
We have terrific programming at every grade level. Some of our most unique programs include:
- Headstart and Enrichment preschool programs
- French Immersion
- LOGOS Christian-based learning
- Hockey Academy
- Advanced Placement for post-secondary
- Registered Apprenticeship
- Health Pathways and Green Certificate career programs
- Alternative high school
- Various special needs programs
Learn more about our programs.
Student Engagement Philosophy
Our division and school board is committed to meaningful student engagement. We create opportunities for students to take on leadership roles. We involve them in high-level decision-making. And we engage them in making a concrete, lasting impact across the division.
We believe student engagement inspires real education. It allows us to provide well-rounded, meaningful learning opportunities in schools that buzz with ideas and excitement.
When students are engaged, they are actively invested in their education. They are motivated to make a difference in their schools and communities – and to confidently pursue their individual goals and dreams in the future.
As a division, student engagement helps us build a culture of mutual respect, shared responsibility and open communication. We all benefit when our schools are places of cooperation, engagement and innovation.
Recent engagement projects
Learn more about some recent student-led projects. Watch the video.
Want to get involved?
Are you a student who wants to make a difference? Talk to your teachers and principal about ways you can help influence decisions and policies at your school.
Are you a parent or community member? Contribute your input and feedback at your school council.