Traditional Learning Centres

To Think, To Value, To Know

  • Overview
  • About
  • Schools
  • Application
  • Uniforms

Overview

The Traditional Learning Centre alternative program is committed to providing an academically rigorous program and character education to students who are at or above grade level.  The liberal arts education includes:

  • A focus on the liberal arts being balanced between humanities, sciences and the fine arts
  • French as a second language that begins in grade 1 and is mandatory to grade 9
  • Music is mandatory until the end of grade 9 with Band beginning in the middle school setting.
  • Includes art and physical education

Key Characteristics

  • Character education that is:
    •  intentionally taught and reinforced daily
    • embedded in every subject, as appropriate
    • demonstrated through service to the school, local and global community
    • demonstrated as respect for self, others and the environment
    • intentionally recognized through multicultural events
  • Instruction that:
    • focuses on academic excellence and character development
    • includes whole group direct instruction that is sequential and enriched as the primary teaching approach
    • provides students with a structured, orderly setting appropriate to the learning activity
    • groups Kindergarten to  grade 4 students in a cohort in straight grades and by skill ability for language arts and mathematics. Early literacy includes explicit instruction in phonics, spelling and grammar. Horizontal enrichment opportunities are available to challenge students based on their achievement.
    • groups grades 5 to 9 students in straight grades in Language Arts and Math and in electives, as needed. Students may be grouped by skill ability for core subjects. Opportunities are provided for horizontal and vertical enrichment in preparation for high school programming.
For further information see the program integrity framework (pdf)

About

The Traditional Learning Centre uses teacher-directed instruction and character education to foster reflective thinking, continuous learning and responsible citizenship. It is a celebration of cultural diversity and commonly held values. The virtues-oriented school environment prepares students to meet the moral, technological and global challenges of the 21st century.

Program commitment

  • The parent/guardian and student sign a commitment form that indicates their understanding and support of the program requirements.

Program Information

Enrichment

Schools

Schools are organized into five geographic Areas. To find out what Area your residential district is in, please click here. Once you find out what Area you are in, please refer to the list below for information.

2014-2015 School Year

CBE Map of Traditional Learning Centre locations (pdf)
Residential Districts and Designated Schools - TLC (pdf)

Balmoral School
220 - 16 Avenue NW
Calgary AB T2M 0H4
403-777-7330
Grades 5 to 8

Brentwood School
1231 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary AB T2L 0C9
403-777-6130
Kindergarten to Grade 4

Chief Justice Milvain School
3428 - 42 Street NE
Calgary AB T1Y 6A3
403-777-6700
Grades K to 4

Chris Akkerman School
5004 Marbank Drive NE
Calgary AB T2A 3J6
403-777-8120
Grades K to 5

Colonel Irvine School
412 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary AB T2K 3H6
403-777-7280
Grades 5-7 for 2013-14

Colonel Sanders School
226 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary AB T2K 3G5
403-777-6034
Grades 1 to 4

Crescent Heights High School
1019 - 1 Street NW
Calgary AB T2M 2S2
403-276-5521
Grades 10 to 12

Dr. J.K. Mulloy School
7440 - 10 Street N.W.
Calgary, AB T2K 1H6
403-777-6640
Kindergarten to Grade 4

Fairview School
7840 Fairmount Drive SE
Calgary AB T2H 0Y1
403-777-7900
Grades 5 to 8

Glamorgan School
50 Grafton Drive SW
Calgary AB T3E 4W3
403-777-8310
Kindergarten to Grade 8

Henry Wise Wood High School
910 - 75 Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2V 0S6
403-253-2261
Grades 10-12

Le Roi Daniels School
47 Fyffe Road SE
Calgary AB T2H 1B9
403-777-6420
Kindergarten to Grade 4

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School
819 - 32 Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2A 0Y9
403-777-7370
Grades 6 to 9

Thomas B. Riley School
3915 - 69 Street NW
Calgary AB T3B 2J9
403-777-7260
Grades 5 to 9

Thorncliffe School
5646 Thornton Road NW
Calgary AB T2K 3B9
403-777-6670
Kindergarten to Grade 1

Applications for this coming September may be sent directly to the following schools:

Area I

Brentwood (K-4)

Thomas B. Riley (5-9)

Crescent Heights (10-12)

Area II

Dr. J.K. Mulloy (K-6)
Thorncliffe (K-1)
Colonel Irvice (5-7)
Colonel Sanders (1-4)

Balmoral (5-9)

Crescent Heights (10-12)

Area III

Chief Justice Milvain (K-4)
Chris Akkerman (K-5)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier (5-9)

Crescent Heights (10-12)

Area IV*

Glamorgan (K-9)

Henry Wise Wood (10-12)

Area V

Le Roi Daniels (K-4)

Fairview (5-9)

Henry Wise Wood (10-12)

*Excludes Riverbend and Ogden who are designated to Area V schools.

Application

Please note: Grade 9 students in the TLC will remain in their current school in 2014. There will be no Grade 9 TLC program in high school.

All students must register with the Calgary Board of Education.

Please read the process for accepting students at schools that are at capacity - particularly the lottery draw for alternative program information.

If you are choosing an alternative program, an application process must be followed. Registration does not give you access to alternative programs.

The application process for the Traditional Learning Centre programs begins on January 13th, 2014 at all sites. Applications will be accepted between January and February 28th, 2014. Should there be more applicants at any grade level than spaces available, a lottery system will be employed for appropriate candidates.

The priority for applications will be for students who:

  • reside in the residential district (see chart)
  • have siblings who will be continuing in the school
  • applied by February 28th, 2014 and reapply for 2015
  • reside in the program's designated attendance area, outside the residential district of the school
  • are non-resident in the Calgary Board of Education

Once a student is accepted into the program, a letter of confirmation will be sent by the middle of April. The parent/guardian must confirm acceptance with the TLC school by April 30th after receiving confirmation.

Applications that are received after February 28th, 2014 are accepted IN DATE ORDER. The waiting list remains in place until September 30. Where applicants are not accepted by September 30th, a new application must be made for the following year.

Students currently enrolled in one school who are transferring to another location are required to have a signed transfer form from the original school prior to taking the application package to their new school.

Before filling out the application forms, please read the following:

http://www.cbe.ab.ca/Programs/Choices/images/bullet.gifFramework for Program Integrity
http://www.cbe.ab.ca/Programs/Choices/images/bullet.gifTransportation information

Application Packages (all forms are in pdf format)

Grade

Forms (pdf)

Kindergarten

Grades 1-9

 

Uniforms

 

 

Uniform requirements

 

Girls

Boys

Formal Days

  • Plaid jumper/tunic (K-4)
  • Plaid Kilt (Grades 5-9)
  • Plain white collared dress blouse/shirt, tucked in.
  • Navy blue or green socks or tights
  • Black dress shoes that are appropriate
    • Younger students may use indoor shoes as dress shoes, if they meet the requirements of being all black and non-scuffing for gym and look appropriate for dress uniform.
    • Students in blazers should have proper dress shoes.
  • Green Cardigan Sweater (K-4),
  • Blue Cardigan sweater (Gr. 5-9)
    • The change from green to blue & blue to blazer may be dependent on what is sensible for any individual setting, as the grade configurations differ. Students should not be penalized when moving from site to site.
  • Girls may wear the tie, if they so desire and it is worn in the same fashion as the boys. The TLC headband for girls is always appropriate.
  • Plaid Tie
  • White collared dress shirt, tucked in
  • Blue dress pants, or grey with blazer
  • Green Cardigan Sweater (K-4),
  • Blue Cardigan Sweater (Gr.5-9)
    • The change from green to blue and blue to blazer may be dependent on what is sensible for any individual setting, as the grade configurations differ. Ensure that parents and Halperns are aware of the desired colors for the site, and students should not be penalized when moving from site to site
  • Navy blue socks (or grey if they are in grey pants)
  • Black dress shoes that are appropriate
    • Younger students may use indoor shoes as dress shoes, if they meet the requirements of being all black and non-scuffing for gym and look appropriate for dress uniform

 

All Other Days (students need to be identifiable as being in TLC)

  • Any of the formal day uniform pieces
  • Plain white collared shirt/blouse or something equivalent, such as golf, polo shirts or roll-neck turtle necks. Navy and white crested golf shirts are also acceptable in elementary and middle schools.
  • Blue or green vests; normally the reverse colour to the sweater
    • There can be some flexibility from site to site as with cardigans, as long as parents and Halperns are aware of each site’s requirements.
  • Navy blue dress pants
  • Navy blue walking shorts/skorts.
  • Black shoes
    • Flip flops are never appropriate, dress sandals may be.
  • Navy or green socks or tights

 

  • Any of the formal dress uniform pieces.
  • White collared shirt or something equivalent, such as golf, polo shirt, or roll neck turtlenecks. Navy and white crested golf shirts are also acceptable in elementary and middle schools.
  • Blue or green vest; normally the reverse colour to the sweater.
    • There can be some flexibility from site to site as with cardigans, as long as parents and Halperns are aware of each site’s requirements
  • Navy blue dress pants
  • Navy blue walking shorts
  • Black/grey socks
  • Black shoes
  • Sweatpants are not appropriate for formal or informal days

 

 

 


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Last Modified: February 11, 2014