Connections
for Learning (1–12)

Program Details

Academics

My PATH scheduling works with a few different programs that are offered by Connections for Learning. Students and families have the opportunity to select from these options in order to complete their core academics:

Afternoon Sample Schedule

The My PATH program is divided into five seven-week terms within the school year, separated by a few one-week programs that run between terms.

Students participate in a different activity each afternoon for seven weeks before moving on to a new schedule of activities. Students stay motivated and enthusiastic throughout each term as they become confident and competent in a variety of skills. 

A term schedule may look something like this:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Grade 1-3

Environmental
Stewardship

Gymnastics

Musical Theatre

Sportball

Be a Hero
(Citizenship)

Grade 4-6

Musical Theatre

Soccer

Environmental
Stewardship

Hockey

Art

Grade 7-9

Be a Hero
(Citizenship)

Hockey

Drama

Gynmastics

Soccer

Program Considerations

While the My PATH program is open to all students in Grades 1-9 who register with Parkland School Division, its unique nature may not suit everyone.

Please consider the following to ensure My PATH is a good fit for your child:

  • Students selecting My PATH in conjunction with Stony Creek Core typically work in a multi-graded classroom.
     
  • Students often collaborate with their grade level peers, as well as with students in other grades.
     
  • The CFL learning facility is designed with multiple exits and open concept classrooms, with limited alternative learning spaces for one-on-one activities.
     
  • Multiple transitions happen within both the school day and the school year, requiring students to stay flexible and adjust independently. 
     
  • Classes may involve levels of noise and movement that are high enough to overwhelm students with sensory processing issues.
     
  • As it incorporates several cross-disciplinary projects, the My PATH schedule is not exactly the same every day, and less well-suited to students who desire (or require) routine.
     
  • Active travel is a big component of the afternoon programming, and students are expected to walk distances of up to 3km to an activity location.
     
  • Students are expected to complete subject requirements outside of the school environment, as much of the afternoon programming is off-site.
     
  • Students are expected to cooperate with adults who are new and unfamiliar to them on a regular basis.
     
  • Families are required to pay a $2,500 fee for the program ($250/month) per child.