Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of May 17, 1999
St. Albert school wins major award
Special to the WCR
St. Albert's St. Gabriel Cyber School has won a prestigious international award for its "unique and flexible learning program that can be accessed interactively by the independent student."
The award was granted by the National Association of Boards of Catholic Education, a North American organization serving 7.6 million Catholic students, for advancing and strengthening the future of Catholic education.
St. Gabriel Cyber School was set up in 1995 to serve young people whose geographic location, physical infirmity, extracurricular demands or temporary family relocation make conventional schooling inaccessible.
Currently, 373 students are enrolled in the school which now offers grades 5 to 12.
The school offers the Alberta government curriculum with a faith dimension. Students interact daily with teachers. Parents and teachers interact as well with some parents involved in the parents' school council which meets in cyberspace.
The NABCE applauded St. Gabriel for providing "an academic, faith-based program of Catholic education."