Seven Summits Centre for Learning Open House
The team at Rossland’s Seven Summits Centre for Learning (7S) is planning to fling the doors of its iconic red roofed heritage building on 2110 First Avenue wide open for the parents, elementary and high school students living in the region who want to find out what their education, lives and futures might be missing out on.
Whole families within the local learning community are being invited to the Open House at 7S on Monday, 10 June at 7pm for two fun-filled, informative hours. They will have free rein to explore the invaluable, award-winning educational resource that exists right on their doorstep. They will also gain an insight into how fully qualified B.C. teachers and pioneers in virtual classrooms can inspire learning that is meaningful at every stage of a child’s development.
After kicking off with a short address from staff members; teachers, mentors, and parents will be on hand alongside 7S students, past and present, to chat informally to visitors and address questions. Together, they will explain the benefits of applying rigorous academic endeavour to an innovative teaching approach and providing an attentive, close-knit environment characterized by small class sizes. They’ll also explain how face-to-face teacher time is complemented by SD71 Navigate’s distributed learning program to successfully deliver flexibility, a skill set which employers value and a real world education which intellectually challenges students to achieve at high levels, at their own pace.
Targeting the whole family, younger siblings will be entertained during the event by craft and sporting activities while visitors tour the facility. There will be the opportunity to see first-hand the type of lab work that 7S students regularly participate in, to observe starfish dissections being performed and to discover the wide range of courses, electives and dynamic independent studies as well as community initiatives available.
“The Open House is a great opportunity for those who live, or are coming to live, train or play in our community. They can find out what Seven Summits for Learning is really all about, what makes us unique, and whether it’s a good fit for their child and family,” says Ann Quarterman, 7S operations manager.
Since its inception, 7S has nurtured well-rounded, future global citizens inside and outside the classroom, with critical thinkers, professional athletes, Gov. General award winners and Harvard scholarship recipients among them. “Whether your child is academically gifted, wants to graduate early, needs more attention in class to thrive, requires a flexible schedule to pursue their passions or wants it all in terms of sporting and academic success, you should check us out!” she adds.
Seven Summits Centre for Learning was established by the community, for the community, six years ago to provide greater educational choice in the region. Following the B.C Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Learning Model and supported by fully certified B.C. teachers, it continues to exceed expectations and has built a solid reputation for delivering an exceptional, personalized, creative, and forward-thinking high school education for students in Grades 8 – 12.
To arrange individual visits, explore shadowing opportunities or for more general information on 7S and/or its Open House, please contact Joyce at Seven Summits Centre for Learning at 250-362-7772, visit: www.sevensummitslearning.com, or follow on social media: Facebook @sevensummitslearning; Twitter @7Summitslearn.