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Welcome!  St. Teresa Catholic ​Outreach exists to help adults or high school-aged students be ever-growing and learning. If you have left high school and are short credits/subjects for your high school diploma or if you have graduated and need to improve your marks to attend a post-secondary program of your choice, Outreach may be the successful alternative. We are a close-knit school that enables students to work independently, while still providing ample access to teachers if needed. ​​

Counselling

Evergreen Catholic School Division is committed to having a Counsellor in every school.  The counsellors work as an integral part of the Student Services team, which includes the Inclusive Education Coordinator and the school administrators, to implement many important supports for Evergreen students.

Please contact your school for more information about counselling services and programs offered at the school.

Dual Credit Programs

Would you like a tuition-free college education? 
Would you like to earn post-secondary and high credits at the same time?


If you will be in grade 12 next school year or are a post-graduate under 20 years old as of September 1st of the current school year, you may be eligible for a tuition free post-secondary education through the Alberta Education dual-credit program.


Take a complete program or just a course or two.  Click here for more information.

Inclusive Education

Evergreen Catholic School Division is committed to providing each school site with an Inclusive Education Coordinator.  The mission of this role is to ensure that all students have the supports and accommodations they require in order to successfully achieve  their full potential. Collaborating with parents, teachers, counsellors, administration, and outside agencies, students may be supported in a variety of ways.

Please contact your school for more information about inclusion and programs offered at the school.

Indigenous Education

Evergreen Catholic School Division respectfully acknowledges the vibrant history and culture of Indigenous nations in Canada. We continually seek to learn the traditions and contributions of Indigenous nations of Alberta while committing to moving forward in friendship and collaboration. We also recognize the land, upon which Evergreen Catholic Schools resides, is home for our closest neighbours, the Cree and the Nakoda. This territory, known as Treaty 6, is also home to the Métis Nation and many other Indigenous groups. We honor and acknowledge the unique story of this land and continue to work towards strengthening relations with Indigenous communities.


Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is the Division Indigenous Education Coach and supports teachers, administrators, and division office staff in their commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation's Calls to Action (2015). Through her guidance and support, Etienna leads in the development of staff by:

 

  • Obtaining practical strategies and materials for the full integration of Indigenous perspectives into each classroom
  • Offering approaches for teaching Indigenous learners and working with Indigenous families
  • Making connections to Elders, cultural instructors, and other resource people for authentic learning experiences
  • Promoting further understanding of treaties and agreements negotiated with First Nations and the Métis in Canada
  • Providing opportunities to learn about residential schools and their legacy
  • Building on existing awareness of historical, social, economic, and political realities of Indigenous individuals/nations 
  • Participating in whole schools events that foster understanding and respect for Indigenous cultures, languages and histories.
  • Supporting staff in the attainment of school resources
  • Broadening current practice to include pedagogy that is consistent with Indigenous ways of learning and knowing.


Indigenous education lead teachers from each school meet once a month to further their learning and build confidence in a variety of foundational knowledge areas.  

Through capacity building within school communities and enabling all school staff to embark on this journey, the positive effects will be felt in our hearts, minds, spirits’ and happily in our classrooms. Through this commitment, the students of Evergreen Catholic School Division will become the new co-creators of a promising future for all. 

 

land acknowledgement

RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)

Earn while you learn and get a head start on your career.
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (called “RAP”) is a modified apprenticeship program that permits a high school student to become an apprentice while still attending high school. A RAP apprentice accumulates hours of on-the-job training as credit toward his or her apprenticeship, and earns credits toward a high school diploma.
 
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Religious Education

Evergreen Catholic School Division provides Catholic Education to all students in the district.   The celebration of our faith is a vital part of our school community and is infused throughout our classrooms.  To learn more about “What to expect in a Catholic school” please visit the FAQ page.  

School Programming

Educational practices that are flexible and responsive to the strengths and needs of individual students can create learning experiences that ensure all students are reaching their potential.  St. Teresa Catholic Outreach School offers various programs and opportunities for students to increase academic knowledge and strengthen skills in both core and elective courses.

Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA)

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol - Promoting Safe Communities

The safety of our students is a top priority for us all. Children and youth increasingly face many difficult situations and challenges in their lives. When they lack the ability to resolve these problems, high risk behaviour can sometimes occur. We believe there is a shared community responsibility to respond and support our students. As a school division, and in cooperation with local school divisions, government, RCMP and community partners, we have completed intensive safety training through the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response.

Together, we have also developed a prevention and intervention protocol for responding to situations in which students may be posing a threat to themselves or others. Our goal is to promote safe schools and communities and respond to threats in a proactive manner that provides for a healthy and caring learning environment. We are proud to be able to provide this level of support to our school communities and are most fortunate to have our community partners at our side.

Additional information is available through the Fair Notice warning letter and information brochures provided.​

 

Who is Saint Teresa?

​Mother Teresa (1910-1997) founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Though small in stature, she is considered one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century for her work among the poor and dying in India. She was canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016 by Pope Francis. In her words, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."​​