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ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

Please visit the Edmonton Public Schools Cogito Alternative Program website at: http://cogito.epsb.ca/ for helpful program information.

Cogito is a knowledge-based program with clearly defined standards of achievement and measurable learning objectives. Cogito is dedicated to helping average students maximize their academic potential. Cogito (ko-gi-to) is Latin for I reason. The program provides a classic liberal arts education and is designed for the student who is willing to work to achieve a high level of academic excellence in a knowledge-based program, and in a teacher-directed atmosphere of structured and sequenced learning. Critical thinking is stressed. Students work in an environment that promotes self-discipline.

 

The unique program characteristics include:

  • Enriched curriculum
  • Sequenced knowledge content
  • Focus on attention and increased concentration
  • Early literacy development through explicit phonics
  • Strong mental and written math skill development
  • Teachers oriented to a classical approach
  • Direct whole group instruction
  • Strong work ethic expected
  • Regular homework required
  • Committed parental support

 

 

Kindergarten Student Profile

Grades 1-6 Student Profile

Foundational Principles for Defining Methods and Practices of the Cogito Alternative Program

 

 

 

Pollard Meadows School is full in planned classes in K-6 in the Cogito Program.