We are thrilled to announce that the Calgary Changemaker School has been approved by Alberta Education and we are now officially an accredited independent school! We are also now members of the Alberta Independent Schools & Colleges of Alberta (AISCA).
Becoming an accredited independent school is not an easy task. It took many months of hard work getting land and building permits, health and safety inspections, writing policies and creating business and operating plans followed by a lengthy interview and waiting period. Accredited schools must employ Alberta-certified teachers and follow the general outcomes of the Alberta Program of Studies in addition to our own unique Changemaker curriculum. We will also be carefully audited every year to ensure we are running our not-for-profit organization responsibly.
This does not mean that we have to "do school" like everyone else or that we can not 'think outside of the box' as promised. We chose this route so that our families know that we are serious about providing a safe, sustainable and high quality learning environment that meets and exceeds the standards set by public, charter and other accredited independent and private schools across the province.