The Model Schools Literacy Project is a partnership between First Nations schools and communities across Canada and the Martin Family Initiative. It focuses on improving early literacy achievement within the broader context of school improvement. The goal is for 80% of children to read and write well enough at the end of Grade 3 to
Alberta's first Indigenous charter school. MECCS Mission: To holistically nurture, guide and challenge each child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional self through traditional Indigenous teachings. Alberta, through its school act, has allowed charter schools since 1994.
This Model School Project was a four-year (2010 to 2014) project to improve student achievement in reading and writing. The partners in this project were: Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Walpole Island First Nation, Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, Pathy Family Foundation and the Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation and Ontario Institute for Studies