Unique Programs

Flexible Pathways Inclusive Education

Please visit  https://www.eics.ab.ca/programs/pathways-program   for information on the EICS Flexible Pathways program to ensure students with complex learning needs are successful.

Flexible Pathways Program: Grades 1-12

For all students, educational practices should be flexible and responsive to their strengths, needs, and learning preferences.   Flexible Pathways, a program at EICS, helps create learning experiences to ensure students with complex learning needs are successful (i.e., students with a diagnosed developmental disability). This program strives to balance our vision and values of inclusive education with interventions and strategies of targeted instruction for our most complex learners.  

Our Flexible Pathways program provides a half-day of targeted instruction focused on Literacy, Numeracy, Communication, and Social skills in a structured, yet flexible environment, with experienced teachers giving students the attention and support they need to succeed.  Targeted instruction is complemented by inclusive and authentic learning opportunities that allow students to further explore and develop their interests in school environments with peers and appropriate supports. 

Flexible Pathways also provides a collaborative structure of support including Educational Assistants, Inclusive Learning Consultants, Division Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Low Vision Consultant, and Deaf & Hard of Hearing supports. 

Flexible Pathways is available at the following schools:

Flexible Pathways Programming is also available within our other community schools,  personalized to meet the needs and honour the strengths of each learner. 

Please contact our main reception line: 780-467-8896 and ask to speak to someone from our Inclusive Learning Team or email ilspathways@eics.ab.ca  for more information. 

Performing Arts Program - 2024-2025 Registration will be available in March 2024

The Performing Arts have the power to engage students in a dynamic educational experience, where they can uncover and explore their God-given talents.  The arts allow for students to develop creativity, ingenuity, empathy and innovation, which are the keys to success in today’s complex, changing world.  Students will have an in-depth experience through:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Movement and Dance 
  • Supplemental classes in Media and Set Design

Students will work towards a culminating project(s), such as a Broadway Musical.

Workshops/Activities include:

A Performing Arts teacher will be present and teach classes, however, whenever possible, professionals in the arts will be employed to conduct workshops with the students.  

  • Introductory Retreat
  • Vocal Production
  • Working with Mics
  • Theatre Makeup
  • Set Design
  • Special Costuming
  • Prop creation
  • Professional Instructors in specialist areas 
  • Music Appreciation
  • Media/Sound

Why Performing Arts at St. Theresa?

  • St. Theresa has a beautiful theatre that seats 200 people.  There is great potential to develop the arts in this amazing facility.  A little known fact, is that there are only a handful of theatres built in Alberta's schools.  
  • We have experienced teachers who are immersed in the arts world.  

Mrs. Congdon-Reitzel has a long lasting love theatre in all of it's form. Growing up in the dance studio and on the stage, her passion for the arts goes past inifinity and beyond. She teaches Performing Arts 5,6,7 and 8 along with Musical theatre and Drama

  • Skills that are proven to be developed by the arts:
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1.  Creativity

2.  Confidence

3.  Problem Solving

4.  Perseverance

5.  Focus/Team Work

6.  Non-Verbal Communication

7.  Receiving Constructive Feedback

8.  Collaboration

9.  Dedication

10.  Accountability

 For more information please download the Performing Arts Brochure

Sport for Life Program - 2024-2025 Registration will be available in March 2024

The mission of the Sport for Life Program is to provide students exposure to a variety of sport and recreation activities in a Catholic environment with the focus on creating life-long active and healthy lifestyles. Students will have the benefit of building athletic skill, along with leadership qualities in a faith-filled setting.

The program is based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) model, which is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada through improved athlete training and better integration between all stakeholders in the sport system, including sport organizations, education, recreation and health 

The program will be based on the following curricula:
 Physical Education
 Health
 Career and Technology Foundations

Topics of Study 

 Sports Leadership
 Health and Nutrition
 Sports Psychology
 Training Principles
 Performance Evaluation
 Sports Injuries
 Sports Careers
 Personal Development

Open to Grades 5- 8   

Students receive instruction of core subjects: Mathematics, Science, Social, Language Arts and Religion
 All classes will be supervised by certified teachers
 For specialty sports, certified instructors will be employed to ensure correct training and implementation
 Based on Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), a developmental pathway whereby athletes follow optimal training, competition, and recovery regimens

For more information, please download the

Sport for Life Brochure

Sport for Life Registration form - NOTE:  if your child currently attends St Theresa we ask that you use the online registration link in your parent powerschool account.  The deposit must be paid online in order to submit your registration.