The Farm (Gr.8 Students Only)

Dear grade 8 parent,

Hello, my name is Mark Turner. I am a teacher with Rocky View Schools' alternative program "The Farm". Students in Airdrie, for the grade 9 year can join us on a 15-acre hobby farm located minutes from the city, to complete core classes (Science, English, Math and Social Studies) all while learning the ins and outs of what it takes to grow food outdoors, in a greenhouse, hydroponics/aquaponics systems, bees, run test plots, laying hens, design and build water capture solutions, explore urban agriculture, livestock operations, large scale farm operations and explore a future the food industry.

We are looking for all types of students academically. Whether your son/daughter has a background in Ag, The Farm is for them. Some of the benefits of the program is a 1-20 teacher to student ratio, a ton of field trips, connections to experts, a learning atmosphere that benefits the whole child, more options/credits at the grade 10 level and the opportunity for hands-on learning like no other! Students have the choice to join us simply for grade 9 or continue on with us for grade 10. The program is flexible to meet all the needs of all students (students can still be on sports teams/clubs at their home school since our school hours do not interfere with them 9:15 am- 3:15 pm). Students are transported to and from the site back to their home schools daily for the year-long program.

To apply for the program simply go to and complete the online application. If you have questions or would like to check out the actual site, please email me at

More information is found on

Thank you for your time and have an Agcellent day.


Document Actions