Charlie Lake Elementary School is a semi-rural K-6 school located on the Alaska Highway approximately 7 minutes from the city of Fort St. John as part of School District No. 60. The school is the hub of the of a very family-orientated community. We enroll a population of 379 students from Kindergarten through grade 6; 11% of whom are First Nations students as well as 7% who are English Language Learners. Our school has a staffing complement of 21 teachers and 11 support staff including a principal, vice-principal, learning assistance teacher, librarian, counselor and Reading Recovery teacher. We also house a daycare on the premises.
Our Parent Advisory Council is very active and parents in the community are very involved in the school community. Both teachers and parents volunteer their time in supporting various activities such as choir, athletic teams, robotics as well as student leadership. The school supports raising funds to support the Heart & Stroke Foundations as well as a foster child in Africa.
Charlie Lake has a motto that “We are all Lakers!”. Students understand the motto’s meaning to be respectful, be responsible and be safe. Our staff and students are very focussed on a strong community within the school. Our school mascot is Charlie. Social responsibility is an integral part of what makes our school community work.
At Charlie Lake, staff focus on academic excellence for all students. We are part of the district’s Wireless writing program with use of ipads in our grade 6 classes; staff are also involved in supporting improvement in literacy and numeracy for both primary and intermediate students. Our school has a cohort of staff participating the Ministry of Education’s “Changing results for young readers”. Staff is very collaborative and foster and maintain solid relationships with parents in the community.
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