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Community Engagement Shaping the Future of High School

Shaping the Future of High School

CBE Finalizes Sustainable Plan to Balance Enrolment at High Schools

In May 2019, the CBE launched a community engagement initiative to develop a sustainable plan that balances enrolment across CBE high schools and gives students access, flexibility and choice in programming.

Based on feedback received from stakeholders, and taking into account CBE's values and planning principles, we confirm that the finalized plan is the same plan that was shared on June 1, 2021 for a final phase of feedback from students, staff, parents and community members.

The feedback gathered during the final phase included more than 70 comments posted on idea boards and more than 2,000 survey responses. Highlights from the online surveys include:

  • 71 per cent of parents/public, 72 per cent of staff and 57 per cent of students strongly agree or agree that the proposed plan accomplishes the decision to be made.

  • When asked if the proposed plan addresses the top themes identified through fall 2019 engagement, responses were as follows:

    • Strong programming: 78 per cent of parents/public, 75 per cent of staff and 72 per cent of students strongly agree or agree.

    • Easy to get to: 72 per cent of parents/public, 74 per cent of staff and 68 per cent of students strongly agree or agree.

    • Transportation matters: 73 per cent of parents/public, 71 per cent of staff and 65 per cent of students strongly agree or agree.

    • Grade configuration: 82 per cent of parents/pubic, 83 per cent of staff and 74 per cent of students strongly agree or agree. 

The third survey question asked about the various ways families could be affected by the proposed plan (i.e., travel time to and from school, school space and movement within the building). In all areas, the majority response indicated it would be either a “positive impact" or “no impact". Full survey results are posted below.

This decision was made after much careful thought and consideration of all the input and feedback provided over the last two years. In addition to the feedback gathered, the decision considered our CBE values and planning principles, available space and resources, and financial sustainability. We are pleased that the feedback suggests strong overall support for the plan.

The finalized plan provides quality learning opportunities that allow students to meet the requirements to complete high school. It does this in three key ways:

  1. Provides a more equitable learning experience for all high school students.

  2. Maintains a regular program at every high school.

  3. Allows for alternative and academic enrichment programming when possible.

Proposed Plan Survey Reports and Idea Boards

Idea boards were​ open June 1-8 for people to share comments and questions. You can review the conversations at the links below.

​Note | Most communications related to high school en​gagement will be directed to families with​ students in Grades 6 to 10​. If you would like to receive all communications and do not have a student in this grade range, please subscribe to email updates (see right-hand​ sidebar for subscription form).

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 Proposed Plan Details

 Using Google Translate on Online Surveys

Instructions in these languages:

 Scenario Details

 Promoting High School Engagement in the Community

​​​We promote community engagement initiatives in many ways. Here's how we promoted the scenario and proposed plan​phases​ of active engagement:​​

 Historical Information

​Review the materials we shared and the feedback we gathered in the first three​ phases of active engagement​ for this project - Fall 2019, Spring 2019 and March 2021.

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