- Almadina's language acquisition model is based on two major Canadian seminal contributions in language acquisition: Jim Cummin's BICS/CALP Language Proficiency Model and the Canadian Benchmarks Model.
- Alberta Programs of Study learner outcomes are linked to language acquisition.
- Almadina issues two types of student report cards to parents: Language Benchmark Report and a traditional Academic Report.
- Almadina students receive more than the 950 hours of instructional time per year. This is part of an overall strategy to provide maximum instruction.
- Almadina has a mandatory homework policy so as to respond to the cognitive, meta-cognitive and social/affective needs of our students as outlined in the Alberta Learner Outcomes Programs of Study. For every subject area, staff integrate language acquisition learner outcomes as part of instruction.
- Almadina uses the "Learning by Design" curriculum planning tool developed by the University of Calgary.
- Staff ownership in change is fostered through a variety of collaborative school teams and committees that develop and share actions plans for improvement.
- Each Almadina School campus has computer labs to service the English and International Language acquisition, IT and general academic needs of students.