GIRL-CENTERED LEARNING

Grades 4 through 9

Calgary Girls Charter School (CGCS) is a public charter for girls and young women. Our vision is to help

develop confidence in young women at an age where research supports the strongest impact.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional learning in a safe environment. CGCS aspires to support

these young women and girls to go after their goals and help eliminate any obstacles along the way.

Creating generations of strong, confident young women.

OUR PROGRAM

Our current Go Girls program was developed by CGCS teachers in 2008. This curriculum is unique to our school and is interwoven into our everyday teaching and learning. There are six essential program foundations, which are explored through multiple lenses in each grade.

Why an all girls school?

87%

of girls’ school students feel their voices – their opinions – are respected compared to 58% of girls at coed schools.

 

—Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools

STEAM

Graduates of girls’ schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider engineering compared to girls who attended coed schools.


—Goodman Research Group, The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools

93%

of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools.

—Goodman Research Group, The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools

60%

of girls’ school grads report higher self-confidence over their coed peers (54%).

— Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College

99%

of students school at all-girls schools expect to earn a four-year degree. More than 2/3 expect to earn a graduate or professional degree.

 

—Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools

45%

of all women school graduating from single-sex schools rate their public speaking ability as high compared to 39% of women graduates from coed schools. A similar differential exists for writing abilities: 64% of girls’ school graduates assess their writing as high, compared to 59% of women graduates of coed schools.

 

—Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College

96%

Nearly 96% of girls’ school students report receiving more frequent feedback on their assignments and other course work than girls at coed schools.

 

— Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools

3x

Compared to coed peers, girls’ school grads are 3 times more likely to consider engineering careers.

 

— Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College

2/3

More than 2/3 of girls’ school grads report frequently supporting their arguments with logic, to consider which coed school grads are less likely to report doing.

 

— Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, University of Kansas City, Missouri, Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University

10%

We find that one hour a week of single-sex education benefits females: females are 7% more likely to pass their first year courses and score 10% higher in their required second year classes than their peers attending coeducational classes.

 

— Booth, Cardona-Sosa, and Nolen, Do Single-Sex Classes Affect Exam Scores? An Experiment in a Coeducational University

STEAM EDUCATION

Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Mathematics.

Fueling passion in STEAM is about more than a career; it’s about making an impact.

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