Resources for Parents
The following are resources to help parents support student learning:
Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams
Also view a 10 minute video for parents to explain why these tests are needed.
Find a short explanation of school and what students learn – for parents who are English language learners.
This resource for parents offers specific information about learning in a French immersion Kindergarten environment.
Yes, you can help! Information and Inspiration for Parents of French Immersion Students
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource
Find a summary of what students are expected to learn and be able to do – designed specifically for parents.
The Journey: A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented.
This handbook offers information and strategies that parents can use to nurture their child's learning and emotional well-being at home, at school and in the community.
The Learning Team: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs, 2003
This resource offers information and strategies for parents of children with special needs who want to be more meaningfully involved in their children's education.
Literacy opens doors to the world. It is the foundation for continuous learning and a vital characteristic of the highly skilled population needed for Alberta’s next generation economy.
Diploma Exams - Information for Parents
Is your son or daughter writing a diploma exam soon? Here is some helpful information.
Some students face challenges due to physical or developmental disabilities. The Student Health Initiative is a joint endeavour of several Alberta government departments.
The Special Needs - French Immersion Student
Can French Immersion offer an appropriate quality education for a student with special needs?
Back to School Information Kit
Parents and guardians looking for information on preparing their kids for back to school have access to a variety of online resources.
Handbook for Aboriginal Parents of Children with Special Needs
This handbook provides Aboriginal parents with information about their rights and responsibilities regarding the education of their children with special needs as well as the education supports and services available to them. Sections include: parents rights, Alberta Education requirements for special education, roles and responsibilities of parents, other family members, community members and school staff members, as well as strategies to enhance communication between home and school. View a brochure of the Handbook.
The Parent Advantage: Helping children become more successful learners at home and school, grade 1-9 (For sale at LRC)
This resource was produced by the department and the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. This guide offers practical strategies parents can use to help their children develop better organizational, reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, test taking and project skills. French language version is also available.
Our Treasured Children Video (For sale at LRC)
This video complements the Handbook for Aboriginal Parents of Children with Special Needs. It highlights intergenerational stories from members of the Aboriginal community.