Students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will have the opportunity to participate in the FACES Summer Education Program this year. Using a 3-phase approach that allows for flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, students will be able to build community, develop self-awareness and empowerment, and experience new opportunities all while earning high school credits.
Registration for Livingstone Range School Division Grades 9, 10, and 11 students opens March 29. Grades 9, 10, and 11 students from across Alberta will be able to register beginning April 12. Returning second-time students can apply to be Student Leaders, beginning March 20.
All sessions will run for six days, from Monday to Saturday. Sessions begin on July 5 and the last session wraps up on August 21, 2021. FACES will run 2 sessions per week in southern Alberta, and 2 north sessions on August 9 and 16.
The FACES leadership team has worked to develop three phases that will allow the program to run in the summer of 2021 within current provincial health and safety guidelines. Phase 1 is an online experience where students involve their families in meaningful outdoor activities and reflective projects. Phase 2 is a blend of the online course activities and projects in Phase 1 with two outdoor adventure days (no overnight). Phase 3 is a 6-day in-person experience with course activities, projects, and daily outdoor adventures. The phase for each session of FACES will be determined as health protocols permit. Any in-person programming will comply with all current COVID-19 safety protocols.
Students can now earn 10 credits each year, with the opportunity to participate for 3 years and earn a total of 30 credits. This is a change from the 1-year / 15-credits experience in the past, and offers students increased flexibility and opportunity.
This year’s registration fee is $150 per person. The fee remains the same, regardless of the phase. Registration fees do not cover the full costs of programming; those are funded through Alberta Education funding for students. Each phase has its own amount of provincial funding based on the type of programming and credits offered. The registration fee, therefore, goes toward offsetting some of the costs associated with program delivery.
For any students where the registration fee is a barrier, please contact FACES at email@example.com.
Students are encouraged to register early for their preferred session dates. Registration, detailed session information, phase descriptions, and programming details are available at faceseducation.com.