Academic Services

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Adult Learning/High School Upgrading

Alberta Government: Going Back to School as an Adult
Check out this website to learn about how the Alberta Government can support your goal to upgrade or go back to school.
If you are 19 years old or younger on Sept. 1, explore your options for finishing high school and academic upgrading:

Calgary Board of Education; Adult Education
High School Upgrading: Students can upgrade or enhance their high school diplomas as they prepare to enter post-secondary institutions or the of world of work.
Continuing Education: Professional Development courses offered in: School-Based Training, Writing & Workplace skills, Computer training, Finance. Online courses available.

Bow Valley College
Adult Basic Education: prepares you for high school or the workplace. You can come to school full time or part time.
High School Upgrading: Complete the high school courses you need for college or university. Study at our campus or at home through our online option. Locations: downtown Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie

Community Adult Learning Programs (CALPS)
The Community Adult Learning Program supports over 100 community-based learning organizations who provide Adult Literacy and Foundational Learning opportunities in over 430 communities in every region of the province. The website has a map where you can find a CALP program near you. CALPs are grassroots community-based organizations funded by Alberta Advanced Education to provide, promote and increase access to foundational learning opportunities in areas such as: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, English Language Learning, Basic Digital Skills, Foundational Life Skills, Community Capacity Building

Specialized Academic Agencies

Foothills Academy – Community Services
Read/Write, and Math
Individualized, one-to-one instruction for struggling learners, drawing from evidence-based programs.
-Clients: age 6 years and older through adult.
-All of the instructors are university-educated professionals who receive training.
-Sessions are offered after school, on Saturdays, school year or summer intensive program, and booster program
-Financial assistance available to children of qualifying families.1

CanLearn Society
CanLearn – Literacy Programs
CanLearn Society has a variety of literacy programs for children and adults.

The Reading Foundation
Trained clinicians deliver instruction in specialized programs designed to strengthen the student’s fundamental learning skills when they experience difficulties in reading, comprehension, writing, and math. Sessions offered after school hours, part time during school hours, or through intensive program.

Kaizen Education Services
Academic coaches are experienced, certified Alberta teachers, supporting students with executive skill deficits. They focus on the process of learning and transferable skills that can be applied to any subject or course. They also provide assessments, study skills coaching, high school and post -secondary planning and coaching, and parent coaching.

Family Psychology Place
North and South locations
Licensed teachers offer one-on-one tutoring. They have experience working with learning disabilities and ADHD. They can support you with reading, writing, math, study skills, LD strategies, etc.

Support Groups

Dyslexia YYC
Creating awareness of dyslexia/learning disabilities in Calgary; sharing of information, research,and anything and everything related to dyslexia.

Decoding Dyslexia Alberta grassroots organization driven by Alberta families and educators who recognize the need for conversations with our school districts and policy makers regarding dyslexia.