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“Alberta is recognized for providing one of the best education systems in the world. Our system is built on a range of educational choices, including public, separate, charter, Francophone and private schools. Our students consistently perform among the best in Canada and around the world. The availability of choice strengthens our education system and supports the right of students and parents to have options that meet the objectives of the School Act. This range of choices continues to bring new ideas and innovative approaches to learning that ultimately benefit all our students.” Education Minister Dave Hancock, in a letter to Janet Wees, Dec. 23, 2010.


The Alberta Association of Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS) is an association comprised of Alberta Education approved charter schools that choose to be members and support TAAPCS objectives. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors.


TAAPCS Objectives:

•To promote and facilitate public charter school education in Alberta

•To speak with one voice on behalf of public charter schools in Alberta

•To promote a forum for public charter schools to meet in support of common goals

•To advocate for continued innovation and choice within public education

Almadina Charter Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Glenn McClure as its new Superintendent of Schools

Please see Mr. McClure’s remarks below:

“I am very excited to be joining the Almadina Language Charter Academy team. Almadina has a proven track record and a history of great success over its last twenty years.
I look forward to being a part of this journey as we strive to become the ‘best charter school’ in the province.

We must always remember that our goals at Almadina are to meet the learning needs of all students and to ensure every child meets his/her
potential with a focus on preparing students to be life-long learners and moral citizens who can navigate and thrive in a global community.

We can only achieve these objectives if we concentrate on the following top priorities:

  • Focus on the best instructional practices for ELL (English Language Learners).

  • Strive for high academic results by maintaining a clear focus on student achievement, student wellness and supportive learning environments.

  • Create safe and caring schools with an emphasis on virtues that include respect, empathy and conscience to name only a few.

  • Ensure a wide variety of learning opportunities for all students

  • Support leadership opportunities for all members of our Almadina team

This is a great responsibility and we do not take it lightly. Parents entrust their children to our care. At Almadina we are constantly encouraging all students and staff to become ‘the best that they can be’!”

Glenn McClure, Superintendent

Introducing Our New ED!

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2016 Halvar Jonson Award

Please access this link for information on this year’s deserving winners!


After years of amalgamation, are Canada’s school boards
 too big to succeed?

Please read this National Post article.

Dr. Phil Butterfield of Connect Charter School, along with Dr. Lynn Bosetti, UBC, Okanagan, recently published an article on Alberta's charter school "experiment, 20 years later".  For access to this article please see the link


Former U.S. Minnesota State Senator's comments on Alberta's Charter Schools

On October 29 and 30, former Minnesota Senator, Ember Reichgott-Junge, spoke to our charter schools' meeting and conference.  Her observations can be found at this link …

"Evidence Shows Charter Schools Work".

Please see this link to this article which presents a strong case for charter schools.


"Connect Charter School students make presentation to TAAPCS' delegates at January's General Meeting. Please see link"


"Public Charter School Board Chairs request a meeting with Minister Eggen.  Please see link"



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