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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    amiskwaciy Academy was designed to offer exciting enrichment programming for junior high and high school students in a respectful, safe environment. At amiskwaciy, we recognize that all beings are connected and our teaching styles and learning opportunities reflect this belief. Our Elder’s teachings, our community partners, family involvement, and a committed teaching staff provide a holistic learning environment.

    We believe at amiskwaciy Academy that our school philosophy is demonstrated best through our harmonious communal approach to learning.

    amiskwaciy Academy offers exciting programming in a respectful, safe environment for Grades 7 to 12. We take a communal approach to learning, community partners, families and committed teaching staff providing a holistic learning environment.

    Our students come from across Edmonton and surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Métis settlements throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. Most are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, but we welcome students of all cultures. We teach the Medicine Wheel and, in addition to our academic programming, offer CTS programs such as Cosmetology, Construction Technology, and Foods and Fashion Studies. Through our community partnerships we provide hot breakfast and lunch programs, family support and the University of Alberta Community Service-Learning program.

    SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

    We believe:

    • That all beings are connected
    • That partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually
    • In encouraging student leadership
     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Our Path …. Our Life …. Our Spirit 

    This vision of amiskwaciy Academy is to honour the Aboriginal community and reflect its cultures, values, ancestral knowledge and traditions in achieving excellence in education.

    amiskwaciy Academy will provide a meaningful and balanced curriculum, bringing together the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, knowledge and languages in a positive and quality educational setting.

    • Drum and Rattle Making
    • Beadwork and Crafts
    • Leadership Club
    • Travelling Drumming and Singing
    • GSA
    • Choir

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  • Program

    Program

    Grades 7, 8, & 9

    Amiskwaciy Academy is a cultural enrichment program guided by our Cree and Metis Knowledge Keepers. We offer several programs that provide additional support to all students within our academic programming who have unique needs. Students are given the tools and supports needed to be successful learners and responsible citizens in our communities.

    We expect the best from our students and help them set realistic achievable goals. It is our belief that education is about helping students making a strong connection with who they are: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. This is what makes amiskwaciy Academy and its junior high programming unique. Come see what we can do for you.

    Options

    • Computers and Technology
    • Cree Language Studies - coming soon
    • Fine Arts
    • Foods
    • Building Construction
    • Aboriginal Studies

    Grades 10-12

    amiskwaciy Academy is a cultural enrichment program guided by our Cree and Metis Knowledge Keeper. We offer several programs that provide additional support to all students within our academic programming who have unique needs. Students are given the tools and supports needed to be successful learners and responsible citizens in our communities.

    We expect the best from our students and help them set realistic achievable goals. It is our belief that education is about helping students making a strong connection with who they are: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. This is what make Amiskwaciy and its Grade 10-12 programming unique. Come see what we can do for you.

    English Curriculum

    Two course sequences:
    a) English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1,
    b) English 10-2, 20-2, and 30-2

    Social Studies
    Two course, sequences:
    a) Social Studies 10-1, 20-1, and 30-1
    b) Social Studies 10-2, 20-2, and 30-2

    Mathematics
    Three course sequences:
    a) Math 10-C, 20-1, and 30-1
    b) Math 10-C, 20-2, and 30-2
    c) Math 10-3, 20-3, and 30-3

    Science
    Various sequences:
    Science 10, 14, 24, 20, 30
    Biology 20, 30

    Physical Education
    Physical Education 10, 20, and 30

    Grades 10-12 Options

    • Cree Language and Culture
    • Aboriginal Studies
    • Leadership
    • Construction
    • Computer Science
    • Photography
    • Physical Education
    • Fine Arts
    • Foods

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  • Graduation Video 2021

    Graduation Video 2021

    Congratulations amiskwaciy Academy Graduates of 2021!!

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Graduation Video 2021

Congratulations amiskwaciy Academy Graduates of 2021!!

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Our School

Located at 101 Airport Road in the heart of city-centre Edmonton, students attending amiskwaciy Academy come from across Edmonton and  surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Metis settlements throughout western Canada and the Northwest Territories (currently amiskwaciy represents First Nations communities throughout Canada). 

The majority of our students are FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and our goal is to widen the circle and welcome students of all cultures to join us in our educational community.

Partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

 

Principal Message

Tansi,

At amiskwaciy Academy students’ success is at the center of our goals and plans. Our goals include their success at school and in their future journey in the community. We offer Cree as a high school credit and have started an Aboriginal study course in Junior High School.  Students are welcomed to be part of the Morning Song, Traditional Teachings, Sweats, and Feasts.   Some of our students are finding success in their classes with cultural based projects and sharing their knowledge with their peers using technology.  The staff supports the students’ hard work and skills to obtain the tools needed to be successful in their future jobs or post-secondary schooling. As a community we work to remove barriers that would impede progress for our students. You are an important part of our school and your child’s education therefore we hope to see you for breakfast or a feast as soon as it is safe to open our doors. In the meantime please feel free to call with questions and suggestions.

 

Hiy hiy

 

Mona Markwart

Principal

 

Welcome Video