we offer a constellation of choice for your shining star

launching September 1, 2020

Our innovative approach to education helps Alberta students succeed through the elementary grades 1 through 6, junior high school grades 7 through 9, senior high school grades 10 through 12, and beyond. We recognize that the individual circumstances of learners vary greatly and, accordingly, ursa offers maximum flexibility to meet the needs of our students and their families. ursa Shared offers programs with a shared responsibility: part parent-directed and part teacher-directed. Students may take advantage of an online, onsite, and print based program or a combination of delivery methods through ursa Distance. ursa is a virtual school with a brick and mortar campus.

two program choices – a world of possibilities

ursa supports home education families that want support in specific subject areas as well as fully teacher-directed programming

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Shared

Some families will view our shared responsibility program as providing “the best of both worlds” by combining traditional home education with teacher-directed instruction for chosen subject areas. Shared responsibility programming is ultimately flexible, allowing you to home educate your child while gaining access to the services and support of a teacher in delivering some programming. Delivery of the teacher-directed component could be online, onsite, or print based.

Currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year for Alberta Students in Grades 1 through 12.

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Distance

This distance learning alternative provides fully teacher-directed programming online, onsite and print. No matter where in the world your family may be, your student’s teacher is only a phone call, email, or video chat away throughout the academic year.

Currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year for Alberta Students in Grades 1 through 12.

 

ursa’s people – working together for student success

exceptional staff for exceptional students

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ursa Program Managers

The “heart” of an ursa student’s program is their ursa Program Manager. In addition to being Alberta certified teachers, our Program Managers are experienced home educators. They know how to assist parents in providing a home-based program while referring students to the appropriate ursa Subject Specialist for teacher-directed instruction.

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Ursa Subject Specialists

ursa’s teaching staff are certified teachers with broad experience across the curriculum, within Alberta, Canada, and abroad. Subject area experience includes Elementary Education, English, Social Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physical Education, Drama, Music, Film Studies, and more.

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Ursa Students

The ideal student who should join ursa resides anywhere in Alberta and in Grades 1 through 12. You are students that want to pursue your passions, whenever and wherever they may take you, whether that be sports, the arts, specialized academic areas, travel, or….well…”the world is your oyster”. We’re here to support and serve.

exceptional resources for extraordinary results

ursa’s Learning Management System

Our state-of-the art Learning Management System – Canvas – is user friendly and always accessible. Instruction may be provided in real time or offline. Canvas serves as the central hub for students and parents to connect with ursa Program Managers and Subject Specialists

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ursa Onsite

All ursa students are eligible to participate in onsite classes in specialized areas including art, music, drama, and physical education.

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ursa Tutorial

To provide additional assistance in subject areas, ursa students may register in virtual and in-class tutorial sessions, each with more no more than 6 students per teacher.

contact us today

403-288-5335 and select option “3” – ursa

3, 510 – 77 Ave SE Calgary T2H 1C3