About

Grades Taught

1-12

Introduction

Westwind School Division No. 74 provides alternative learning programs through the Westwind Alternate School. These include Home Education, Distance Learning and Outreach Programs. The Westwind Alternate School is a stand-alone facility based in the Town of Cardston, with satellite campuses in Raymond and Magrath. The administration and staff cooperate with all divisional schools to ensure the educational needs of individual students and families are accommodated and supported. Certificated mentor teachers have responsibility for the development, supervision and evaluation of individual program plans, which are designed to meet the unique learning styles, needs and circumstances of each student.

Principal

Mike DeVuyst

Administration

Vice Principal:  Chris Goble

Executive Assistant:  Brenda Sheen

Motto

Options - Structure - Support

 

 

Philosophy

Our teachers, parents and students do what is right, not what is easy.

Beliefs

  • Relevant & Meaningful Learning

  • Choice & Flexibility

  • Caring & Community

  • Integrity & Trust

  • Joy & Humility

Programs and Services

OUTREACH 9-12

Outreach programs are specifically designed to meet the flexible delivery options needed by some high school students.  Courses are fully accredited.

Delivery methods are designed around a one room school model. Student teacher ratios are kept low.  This ensures support is concentrated and campus time is always efficient.

Making Learning Meaningful

STUDENT CENTERED TEACHING 1-9

A student centered teaching program provides options, structure, and expert support.  This gives you the freedom of choice to make realistic choices about what matters most for your children.

Close collaborative connections to school structures ensure your student’s most important needs can be met. Curricular alignment ensures easy transitions to and from traditional school systems.

Freedom via Choice

HOME EDUCATION: 1-12

This program enables parents to design, deliver, assess and supervise a complete educational program. Content goals, while fairly general, are clearly specified by Alberta Home Education Regulations. Parents write & submit  a program plan. At they end of they year they share evidence of learning.

 Freedom and Independence