Application deadlines have been extended to June 1 for Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary unique programs.
Four programs for Grade 8 students — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6 students are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
The programs offer elementary school students the opportunity to engage in unique opportunities and hands-on learning experiences. The programs are open to any Saskatoon Public Schools' student, however students must apply to be a part of the programs.
Creative Action is a full-year program for Grade 8 students who have shown leadership potential and a desire to cultivate their passion in the arts to make a difference in their community. Students collaborate with a variety of artists/partnerships while working on curriculum in a creative and experiential classroom.
The Ecoquest program for Grade 8 is based at City Park School, but its mobile classroom approach to education allows students to experience everyday adventures while learning in urban and wilderness settings. Learning experiences are based on seasons, student ability and the focus of study.
Based at Westmount Community School, Let's Lead—Nīkānētān is a full-year program for Grade 8 students who want to learn through hands-on, out-of-school experiences. The program is particularly geared toward students who have leadership potential but may not have been able to develop it due to financial barriers.
ScienceTrek combines hands-on science opportunities with outdoor pursuits to create an exciting learning environment. Located at Montgomery School, ScienceTrek is a field-based science program created to inspire Grade 8 students to grow academically, socially, personally and culturally.
iGen, short for Intergenerational Classroom, brings Grade 6 students together to spend a full school year in a unique classroom experience at Sherbrooke Community Centre. Students learn and work with their teachers alongside Sherbrooke residents and staff. Current Saskatoon Public Schools' Grade 5 students are invited to apply.
More information on Saskatoon Public Schools unique programs for elementary students is available on the program websites. Information on these programs and other unique learning opportunities in Saskatoon Public Schools is also available in our Unique Programs Handbook.