Catholic students winding down a year full of success, Division says

by Morinville News Staff

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools are proud of their division’s results in the recently released 2015 Accountability Pillar Report (APR). The APR data measures a school district’s satisfaction levels, performance, and the success students are experiencing in school.

“As we enter the final month of our school year we are so pleased to have confirmation of the success our students are having at all levels within the District,” said Greater St. Albert Superintendent David Keohane in a release. “Across all of our communities, our students are exceeding the achievement of their peers in the region and across the province on every measure.”

Keohane said the most important aspect of the report is that it demonstrates the district’s learning communities continue to be innovative in responding to student needs. Additionally, Keohane said the report shows they are providing a safe and caring environment where children can achieve their best.

One of the highlights of the reports indicates dropout rates are at an all-time low for the division, with 99 per cent of students continuing their studies. That number is 100 per cent for the division’s First Nation / Metis / Inuit student population.

Greater St. Albert Board Chair Noreen Radford is proud of the results and praised staff and students. “This accomplishment does not come without a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of students and the leadership of staff in providing an engaging learning environment for students,” she said. “We are very proud of these results and know that our focus on continuous improvement is critical to maintaining this performance level. It’s wonderful to be recognized among the best.”

The division will share the full results with schools and incorporate them into the division’s planning process.

The report is available on the District website at

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