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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

First Nations Languages

High School
First Nations Languages


What your teen is learning

First Nations Languages

Nehiyawetân (Let’s speak Cree). Aahkon aitsi’poyo’p (Let’s speak Blackfoot).Your teen will increase their awareness and appreciation of the Blackfoot or Cree language and culture. Through the program of studies, they will learn about Blackfoot or Cree culture and develop language competencies. They will apply the language in a variety of contexts and situations. Strategies developed will support language use, language learning and cultural and general learning. For more information, refer to the Blackfoot and Cree Language and Culture provincial programs.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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