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A Final Post

Dear Families and Supporters of ReThink Charter Academy, The Government of Alberta has declined to approve the charter to establish ReThink Charter Academy.  In the case of establishing a charter school, there is no recourse for applicants once the decision has been made.  As a result, we are applying for dissolution of Rethink School Society, […]

February: In the News

Here is a list of the media links available online from the stories released this week: CBE Radio Eyeopener:  February 2, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/eyeopener/episode/2016/02/02/rethink-charter-academy-school-application-rejected/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-education-rejects-rethink-charter-academy-west-calgary-spanish-science-school-1.3429941 Calgary Herald:  February 3, 2016 http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/advocates-devastated-with-provinces-rejection-of-new-school-for-students-with-learning-disabilities Calgary Sun:  February 3, 2016 http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/02/02/province-nixes-charter-school-for-special-needs-kids Metro News:  February 3, 2016 http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/02/02/ab-education-declines-calgary-special-needs-school.html

February Update: What’s Next?

We continue to advocate for Education Minister David Eggen to re-consider his decision to decline ReThink’s charter. Today, we are informing the public of the decision to turn down the charter through the media.  The CBC Eyeopener story aired this morning.  Here is a link to the online article:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-education-rejects-rethink-charter-academy-west-calgary-spanish-science-school-1.3429941 Global News is carrying the […]

Continuing to Advocate

In the days since we shared with you the response from the Minister, it has become clear to us there many stories that need telling surrounding students with learning disabilities in Alberta. So many of you continue to write to the provincial government, call your MLA’s and contact us asking “Is there anything I can […]

November Update

Thank you for the calls and emails we received inquiring about ReThink’s progress to become Alberta’s 14th public charter school!  The final proposal package was submitted to Education Minister David Eggen prior to November 1st. We anticipate hearing his decision by mid-January, or before.  As you may recall from earlier posts, the decision we receive […]

October Update

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Did you know scientists Albert Einstein, Louis Pasteur and author Agatha Christie had a learning disability? Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg and scores of other such varied and talented people have shared their stories of living with a learning disability.   Many who learn differently become very successful and inspiring individuals. […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a few questions that have been asked. We will add to the list ; please check back from time to time. Question:  Where will the school be located? Response:  We don’t know as yet. Once the final approval from the Minister of Education is received, a location will be determined. Question:  When will we know if the […]

In the News!

On November 2, 2015, ReThink was featured on CTV News.  The news story includes a family’s journey to understand and support a child with a learning disability, and an interview with ReThink’s Judy Gray.  Watch the story on the CTV link. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. We are thrilled to tell the story of Dr. Heather Macdonald, her TriOptimal […]

Parent Information Sessions

ReThink Charter Academy is hosting information sessions for interested parents and community members who believe a public charter school such as ReThink is important for children with learning disabilities, for their families and for the Calgary community.  Saturday, September 19th @ 1:00 pm Judith Umbach Library – Meeting Room – 6617 Centre Street NW Saturday, […]