Why Almadina?

  • We are a Language acquisition school.
  • We have a dual report card system: Language Benchmarks and Academic progress reports.
  • ALCA students receive more than the 950 hours of instructional time per year.


For student and teacher use only.
Almadina Language Charter Academy


On-line Registration Information

Thank you for your patience while we fixed our registration system.  We will be starting EVERYONE from the beginning regardless if you were successful or not.


The system is open for you to CREATE your Username and Password and enter your family contact information.  REGISTRATION will occur April 15th starting at 4:00 pm.


If you do not have a computer you may come to the Mountain View Campus (2031 Sable Drive, SE) on:

  • ThursdayApril 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ( to create your username and password and confirm information)
  • Tuesday, April 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (to register)
  • Wednesday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (to register your children for the wait list)


Read the Frequently Asked Questions below.


The registration link is: http://eslalmadina.com


Frequently Asked Questions:


When can I register my child(ren)?

  • April 15th BUT you must confirm your information starting April 8th at 6pm online (the internet) so that you are ready to register.
  • We are sorry but we now only have your username and password.
  • You will still need to login and confirm the information in the system.

I already registered my children for the waitlist. I have to do it again?

  • We are sorry but we now only have your username and password.
  • You will still need to login and confirm the information in the system.

I forgot my username and/or password. What do I do?

  • Your username is your email.
  • If you forgot your password please choose the forgot password link on the screen asking for your login information.
  • The system will email you your password information.
  • You will still need to login and confirm the information in the system.

What if I don’t have a computer?

You can come to the Mountain View campus (2031 Sable Dr SE) on April 9th or April 10th from 4pm to 6:30pm.


What if the system gives me errors?

You may email the developer which is found on the system.


What if I need help?

You can come to the Mountain View campus (2031 Sable Dr SE) on April 9th or April 10th from 4pm to 6:30pm.


Why didn't the system work? 

We did not anticipate the number of people registering with our school.

Family Zone Link: https://eslalmadina.com/default.asp



Welcome to Almadina Language Charter Academy, a charter public school of parental choice since 1996. We were named one of the top twelve schools in Alberta by the C.D. Howe Institute (August 2013)


Almadina Language Charter Academy operates as a charter school with a unique emphasis on English language acquisition.  This charter was granted in 1996 by the Alberta Minister of Education and is mandated to deliver the Alberta Program of Studies (ECS - Grade 9) with English language acquisition as a major outcome.

The uniqueness in this school comes through the programs we offer that focus on English language learning acquisition for students whose second or third language at home is English. Therefore, we serve not only newcomers to Canada, but also Canadian born individuals who have a need to increase their English language proficiency level.  Research studies have shown that students who are learning a second language require a minimum of five to seven years of support before they can catch up to native speakers in cognitive academic language proficiency.  All Almadina teachers hold Alberta teaching certificates, have EAL training, and are associated members of the Alberta Teachers' Association.

Almadina is a member of the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools (www.taapcs.ca).  Each of these public schools has a unique charter mandate, a student enrollment ceiling and is governed by a volunteer school board.   The Almadina School Board has seven parents elected by the members of the Almadina School Society.

The Almadina Language Charter Academy (ALCA) emphasis is on English language acquisition.  Other international languages, depending on interest, may be offered to help those students make a connection between their prior knowledge in another language to increase their conceptual understandings in the English language.  Currently, our students are offered French, Urdu, English Language Learner Enhancement  or Arabic Language and Culture as an International Language option.

Character development is enhanced through a deliberate focus on values and virtues that encourage respect and shared values in safety, caring and acceptance of diversity.

Almadina has two school campuses in East Calgary: Mountain View Elementary Campus with ECS to Grade 3, and Ogden Middle School Campus with Grades 4 - 9.  Our student population is capped by the Minister of Education at 979 students (ECS - Grade 9).  These two campus settings share one school standard while at the same time respecting unique approaches in individual school delivery of programs.  Our students come from all parts of Calgary and most are transported through First Student Canada, operated by Cardinal Coach Lines Ltd.  First Student Canada may be reached at (403) 531-3900.  Our walk limits are from one to three blocks.

For further information, please contact ALCA campuses.



What's New?

May 2nd, 2014 - Interim Report Cards sent home

April 25th, 2014 - Uniform-free day

April 21st, 2014 - PD/Organizational Day - No school

April 18th, 2014 - Good Friday - No school

April 16th, 2014 - WEP Event.  Video Games and Apps: Are kids safe?

April 14th, 2014 - IMPORTANT!  Bus Route #17 revised starting April 14th.

April 8th, 2014 - IMPORTANT!  Bus Route #17 revised starting April 8th

April 7th, 2014 - IMPORTANT!  Bus Route #11 revised starting April 7th.

April 1st, 2014 - Classes resume

March 31st, 2014 - IMPORTANT! Bus Route #1 and Bus Route #4 revised.

April 15th, 2014 - Online registration for NEW STUDENTS for the 2014 - 2015 school year begins.




Board Newsletter in English - Jan / Feb 

Board Newsletter in Urdu - Jan / Feb 

Board Newsletter in Arabic - Jan / Feb coming soon

Previous months can be viewed under Board Communication.


"I like navigating different math websites on our class website page in computers and at home."

-- Hanan U., Gr. 3