We offer education that enable students to reach the Quebec education standards while also maintaining a focus on the Cree way of life.
In 2010, the CSB leadership embarked on a mandate to develop a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) to serve as a primary school improvement goal and vehicle to increase academic success for our students. The GVC was a key response to the CSB Council of Commissioners' goal of an annual increase in the graduation rate, as well as the goal that all students read, write, and perform mathematics at grade level.
The GVC was designed to promote high expectations, high quality of instruction and high academic success board-wide for all students.
Since 2010, project managers, researchers, writers, teachers, consultants, and subject matter experts, have been involved in the development and evolution of what is currently our GVC 'living' document in math, science, and the three languages, in both the elementary and the secondary panel. Included are learning targets, second-language approaches, Cree language and culture themes and resources, and indigenous books and resources, with a focus on best instructional practices. GVC development has focused on the Cree student and has maintained rigor and alignment to student outcomes.
Our Land-Based Education project creates and fosters dynamic learning opportunities which support students to acquire academic skills in a land based context. The Land Based program is different from Cree Culture classes, as it links Cree Language and Culture with grade level academic learning targets. This project is currently being piloted in Chisasibi.