Providing access to education and training opportunities is essential in creating a well-prepared workforce and strong communities. Southeast Alberta’s schools, college, and other education institutions have a lot to offer newcomers in lifelong learning.
Foremost is part of the Prairie Rose School Division #8, headquartered in Dunmore, Alberta.
Private daycare facilities are available within the village. For more information contact Family and Community Support Services at Tel: 403-867-2766.
Foremost School provides education for Grades K to 12 and has an enrollment of over 200 students. Foremost School has been awarded with an Overall Excellence Award from The Fraser Institute for non-select schools. The pupil-teacher ratio is very low and as a result the school can offer a number of special programs such as a Fine Arts Program, a computer program beginning in Grade 4, French beginning in Grade 6, and a Work Experience Program for high school students. In addition, there is a well planned intra-mural and extra-curricular sports program.
The County of Forty Mile Education Council (Tel: 403- 867-3973) strives to coordinate all available resources to offer a meaningful program of continuing education to adults.
Post Secondary Education
Foremost residents have access to post-secondary institutions in Lethbridge - University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College - and in Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat College.
Medicine Hat College (MHC) has been serving students in southeastern Alberta and beyond since 1965. Situated in Canada’s sunniest city, MHC’s main campus services almost 3,000 students each year with another 200 attending Brooks Campus, located 100 km west of Medicine Hat. With some of the lowest student-to-instructor ratios in the province, MHC offers a very personal, one-on-one student experience. MHC offers a wide variety of programs to meet the ever-changing needs of students from southeastern Alberta and around the world.
Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide.
For more information:
- ALIS (Alberta Learning Information Service) – This site provides information on education, training, financial assistance, grants, bursaries, transfers, on-line student services, and more.
- Alberta Education Curriculum - Excellent information and resources for parents of students is provided on this site; it includes information on school choices, summaries of required curriculum, and “homework” help.
- Alberta Education - Schools - A complete list of schools and school boards is available here.
- Alberta Children's Services – This site provides information and check-lists to help parents find quality child care; information and links about child care subsidies, adoption, parent support services; and phone numbers for the Kids Help Line, and the Child Care Help Line for Parents.
- Child Care Subsidy – If you have child care costs for preschool children, you may not be aware that all eligible Albertans may qualify for the Child Care Subsidy Program. Go to this site to get complete information about the Child Care Subsidy or to try the Estimator.
- Monthly Living Allowance - Information from the Alberta Student Finance Board is available at this site.
- National Child Benefit (Low Income Families) - This program provides financial and social support to low-income families.
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