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Community Engagement Shaping the Future of High School

Shaping the Future of High School

Over the next two years, we will be asking for your input and feedback on how we can balance student enrolment across 20 of our high schools. Within the next five years, our projections show that 10 CBE high schools will be operating between 100 and 150 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools are projected to be within the balanced utilization range (85-100 per cent) that best supports student learning.​

When student enrolment at a school is either too high or too low it affects student access, flexibility and choice in programming and extracurricular activities including athletics and clubs for students. It simply does not make sense to have several schools with an abundance of available space while many others are full beyond their capacity.

​Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.

Fall 2019 In-Person Sessions

​We are holding a number of in-person sessions this fall. Dates and locations are listed below. Times and links to register for a session will be shared once session details are confirmed.

Date​​ Location​​
Tuesday, Sep. 24​, 2019 Lord Beaverbrook High School
9019 Fairmount Dr SE
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 Ernest Manning High School
20 Springborough Blvd SW
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 Jack James High School
5105 8 Ave SE
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Bowness High School
4627 77 St NW
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 Centennial High School
55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 Queen Elizabeth High School
512 18 St NW
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 William Aberhart High School
3009 Morley Trail NW
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School
19480 45 St SE
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 Robert Thirsk High School
8777 Nose Hill Dr NW
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 Lester B. Pearson High School
3020 52 St NE
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 Central Memorial High School
5111 21 St SW
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 Nelson Mandela High School
45 Saddletowne Cir NE​

Kick-Off Survey

We kicked off the high school engagement with a survey for staff, students, parents, and community members. The survey was open from May 15 – June 9, 2019. View the survey reports:

Information and Resources to Help You Participate

The more you know, the more meaningful your participation in this process can be for us... and for you. We are sharing a lot of information about the engagement process, high school utilization, student enrolment overviews and more.

This is just the beginning. As we continue the process, we will continue to add more information, resources and data to keep you informed every step of the way.

You don't need to read everything to participate in a meaningful way. Read as much or as little as you'd like. At a minimum, we recommend watching the video and reviewing the infographic​ to understand where we are and why change is needed.

Information and resources are listed below. Some resources are also listed on the sidebar to the right.

Engagement Process

High School Overview Sheets

Central Memorial
Crescent Heights​
Dr. E.P. Scarlett
Ernest Manning​
Forest Lawn
Henry Wise Wood
Jack James
James Fowler
Joane Cardinal-Schubert​​
John G. Diefenbaker​
Lester B. Pearson
Lord Beaverbrook
Nelson Mandela
Queen Elizabeth
Robert Thirsk
Sir Winston Churchill
Western Canada
William Aberhart​

Note | If your child will be in kindergarten to Grade 4 or in Grade 11-12 and you want to be included on future high school engagement emails please subscribe using the Email Updates form in the righthand sidebar.​​​

 Email Updates

If you wish to unsubscribe from this email list, email with “Unsubscribe from High School Engagement Emails” in the subject line.


You will be unsubscribed from this email list only. If you have a child(ren) enrolled in a CBE school, you will continue to receive some emails regarding high school engagement through SchoolMessenger.​​​​​​

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