We provide families in Calgary with choices to meet the unique learning needs of each student. Along with our excellent regular program offered at our community schools, we also offer alternative programs and other options.
Our programs recognize students’ diverse ways of learning and address a broad range of interests and abilities.
All CBE programs follow the Alberta Programs of Study mandated curriculum and include learning in:
Chinese (Mandarin) BilingualK-9
Early French Immersion K-12
Late French Immersion7-12
Alternative High School10-12
Pregnant & Parenting Teens9-12
Career & Technology5-12
Off-Campus Work Experience10-12
Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)K-9
Advanced Placement (AP) 10-12
International Baccalaureate (IB) 11-12
Members of the public who are interested in proposing an alternative program can do that by following the instructions in the proposals package.
Also of interest is the
Alternative Programs Handbook from Alberta Education.
For the 2019-20 school year Alternative Program registration begins January 2019. Please take your completed registration package to your designated school after you have attended the parent information session. Please refer to the school’s website for parent information session details. Packages must be submitted by noon of the Tuesday before Teachers' Convention, to be considered for lottery draws at schools that are full (at capacity).
For families that are new to the CBE and not Canadian citizens, please note you must first attend the
Kingsland Reception Centre for an initial assessment prior to registering for an Alternative Program.
Main Office | Education Centre
Address | 1221-8 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
CBE | 403-817-4000