ARTS-CENTRED LEARNING AT SIR JOHN FRANKLIN SCHOOL 2215 – 8 Avenue

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					                                  ARTS-CENTRED LEARNING
                               AT SIR JOHN FRANKLIN SCHOOL
                            2215 – 8TH Avenue N.E. Calgary, Ab T2E OT7
                            Phone: (403) 777-7610 Fax: (403) 777-7612



                                   2010-2011 APPLICATION FORM



                                                     Date of Application:
Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we proceed through the application process, our first priority is to see that your son/daughter enjoys
success should they attend the Franklin Arts-Centyred Learning Program. In considering placement of
your son/daughter, we ask that you and the student jointly complete the following information as accurately
as possible. All students whose applications are on time and complete will be eligible for consideration.

The application process has many components including:
    A. Demographic Information
    B. Your Child as a Learner
    C. Student Perspective ( which includes a short written piece)
    D. Current School Information

    *Please ensure that you give your child’s current teacher the enclosed Student Profile
    Checklist to complete and fax directly to Sir John Franklin School (403) 777-7612.

Should there be more applicants at any grade level than spaces available, a lottery system will be employed
for appropriate candidates. Students will be chosen as follows:

             1.   Students currently attending the Belfast Creative Arts Program.
             2.   Sir John Franklin (the numbered streets in the residential districts of Mayland Heights &
                  Vista Heights) “community” students.
             3.   Siblings of students currently attending grades 7 through 9 at Franklin.
             4.   Students expressing interest in attending grades 5 and 6.
             5.   Students from north of the Bow River within Areas 1,2, and 3.
             6.   Students from outside the Calgary Board of Education.

                  For further information on communities within designated CBE Areas, please visit:
                  www.cbe.ab.ca/ch_supt/areas/areas.asp

Please return the application and all applicable documents (recent report card, I.P.P.’s, psychological
assessment) to Sir John Franklin School as soon as possible. Complete applications must be received no
later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Applications received after February 10th, 2010
will still be considered if our numbers permit. Notification of acceptance into the program will be
mailed out on March 19, 2010. Notification and registration forms will be sent out for grades 5
and 6 if there is sufficient interest in the Arts-Centred Learning Program for middle school on
February 22, 2010. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sir John Franklin
School at 777-7610 (ext 0).

Sincerely,

T.D. Cave,
Principal
                            PART A: Demographic Information


Applying for 2009-2010 School Year (Please circle grade) 5 6 7 8 9

Student’s Name
                         Surname                          First Name

Date of Birth                                                                 Male       Female
                  Year           Month            Day

Current Grade Placement:                          Current School:

Current Teacher

Designated School for next school year (2010-2011)

Address Where Student Resides

Community                                                           Area 1, 2 or 3______________

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
        Name:                                             Name:
        Address:                                          Address:
        Postal Code:                                      Postal Code:
        Phone (work):                                     Phone (work):
        Phone (home):                                     Phone (home):

Calgary Board of Education Student ID Number (available from current CBE school)

                             PART B: Your Child as a Learner

1. Please complete the following Student Profile Checklist.
    My Child:
a. Has a high interest in and passion for the arts.      Yes                  No
b. Is a creative thinker – “outside the box” thinker     Yes                  No
c. Is a highly motivated, independent thinker            Yes                  No
d. Thrives in a fast-paced rigorous program that         Yes                  No
     extends beyond the basic curricular expectations
e. Is an effective communicator with the ability to      Yes                  No
    work with a variety of other students
f. Is flexible and adaptable to change                   Yes                  No
g. Can sustain attention over an extended period         Yes                  No
    of time
h. Loves project-based learning                          Yes                  No
i. Is a participant, not a spectator                     Yes                  No




2. How does your child prefer to learn? (indicate all that apply)
     independently                  in a large group                  in a small group
     by reading                     seeing                            through projects
     listening                      other
3. What does your child currently like:

  a. Most about school?



  b. Least about school?



4. Does your child have any health concerns of which we should be aware?




5. Please describe any special learning needs your child may have.




6. Has your child previously had a psychological assessment?          Yes           No
   (Please include if possible.)

7. Is your child on an Individual Program Plan (IPP)?                 Yes           No
   (Please include if possible)

8. What are your reasons for applying to this program?




9. What are your child’s areas of interest in fine arts?
    Dance/Movement                  Art                               Writing
    Choral Music                    Instrumental Music                Drama
    Design                          Multimedia Technology             Other

10. Please indicate activities in which your child is involved outside of school.



11. Please share any other information you feel would be important for us to know
______________________________________________________________________________

           PART C: Student Perspective (to be completed by all applicants)

This is to be an indication from the student as to why they wish to attend Franklin’s program. A
short written piece of NOT MORE THAN ONE PAGE might include:
             •   What excites you about coming to this school?
             •   Describe some experiences with the arts that you have really enjoyed. (drama,
                 dance, music, visual arts, writing, technology, etc.)
             •   Describe your favourite school project.
             •   What is the most important thing you would like us to know about you?
This writing will help each student to consider carefully their reasons for applying, and help the
school organize in ways that best meet student needs. Please attach this student work to the
application. Please do not send portfolios, videotapes, classroom work, etc.

                            PART D: Current School Information

Please include a copy of your child’s most recent report card, including comments. Also
include psychological assessments and/or IPP’s.

A reminder to give your child’s current teacher the enclosed Student Profile Checklist to complete
and fax directly to Sir John Franklin.


                                           Student Expectations

Students accepted into the Arts-Centred Learning at Sir John Franklin will be expected to
participate in ALL aspects of the fine arts and technology:
     art music creative writing drama dance/movement musical theatre technology
as taught through the regular Alberta Education program of studies. Please indicate below that
you understand this requirement and commit to participate as outlined above.

Student Signature:

Parent Signature(s):


                                      FOR OFFICE USE ONLY


 Name                                                  Grade           Number

 Application Received                                  Application Reviewed
 Accepted         Yes                 Community       Sibling    Waitlist   Lottery 
                  No                  Wait List Number

 Application Withdrawn: Date:                         Contact

 Parent Notified re Placement Date:                   Initial

 Attending        Yes                 No

 Acceptance                           Declined                         Withdrawn

 Comments/Parent Contacts
                                        (Teacher Profile)

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this quick checklist to provide some very
important information regarding a student who is applying to the
ARTS-CENTRED LEARNING AT SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
Our goal is to ensure that students who enroll in our program are going to be successful learners.

Student Name:__________________________________________

School Name:___________________________________________

Please check off “Yes” or “No” to the following statements:
a.     Has a high interest in and passion for the arts                           Yes              No
b.     Is a creative thinker-“outside the box” thinker.                          Yes              No
c.     Is a highly motivated, independent learner.                               Yes              No
d.     Thrives in a fast-paced rigorous program that extends beyond
       the basic curricular expectations.                                        Yes              No
e      Is an effective communicator with the ability to work with a
       variety of other students.                                                Yes              No
f.     Is flexible and adaptable to change.                                      Yes              No
g.     Can sustain attention over an extended period of time.                    Yes              No
h.     Successful at project-based learning.                                     Yes              No
i.     Is a participant, not a spectator.                                        Yes              No

Comments:_____________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________




Teacher Name:_________________________________________Date:____________________

                    Please fax to Sir John Franklin School as soon as possible at 777-7612.
          2215 – 8th Ave. N.E., Calgary, Ab T2E OT7 – Phone: (403) 777-7610 – Fax (403) 777-7612
                            Principal: Todd Cave – Assistant Principal: Lynn Sparks

				
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