The Calgary Board of Education’s approach to student leadership has continued this fall with the Chief Superintendent’s Senior Advisory Council (CSSAC). This advisory sets a precedent for advancing student leadership initiatives within a personalized learning framework and a community-based learning environment. It allows high school students to earn credits for work completed outside the traditional school day and traditional high school setting. This leadership initiative supports the notion of extended learning beyond the classroom, in a collaborative environment, and with relevant and authentic opportunities to connect with key administrative leaders within the CBE.
This Council affords CBE high school students the opportunity to communicate directly with the Chief Superintendent of Schools on educational issues of interest to students across the system. As Council members; students develop leadership skills with practical, relevant applications to life outside of school. They are involved in discussions on current educational issues — helping to shape the future of education in our city, province and country – while gaining valuable leadership experience. For more information on CSSAC, please contact Deborah Bradbury at firstname.lastname@example.org