High School Program Guide - Edmonton Public Schools by jianghongl


									HIGH SCHOOL
Table of contents                                                    High school locations
                                                                                   and attendance areas
Welcome ...................................................1
                                                                     High schools with designated
Making choices about your
                                                                     attendance areas:
high school career.....................................1
Choosing a high school .............................2                    Harry Ainlay
                                                                         J. Percy Page
Finding your way around ..........................3
                                                                         Jasper Place

  Credit system

                                                                         Lillian Osborne

  Course numbering

                                                                         M.E. LaZerte
  Prerequisites                                                          McNally

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  Choosing courses                                                       Queen Elizabeth

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                                                                         Ross Sheppard
My high school plan ..................................4                                                                                                                                                                                              167 AVE                 167 AVE

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Alberta high school                                                      Victoria                                                                                     AL
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diploma requirements ..............................4                     W.P. Wagner                                                                                              T
                                                                                                                                                                                             L                                                       Learning Store
Sample plan ..............................................5

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at Londonderry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Queen Elizabeth
Honours programs ....................................6               Specialized high school                                                                          YELLOWHEAD TRAIL

                                                                                                                               ANT HONY HEN
                                                                     programs without                                                                  Learning Store
  International Baccalaureate (IB)                                   designated attendance                                                             at Circle Square                                    Amiskwaciy
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Academy                                       Eastglen
                                                                                                                                                                 Ross Sheppard
  Advanced Placement (AP)                                            areas:
                                                                     Alberta School                                                                        Edmonton

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                                                                                                                                                           Christian                                Victoria
French Immersion .....................................6              for the Deaf
                                                                                                    S TONY PLAIN RD                                                                                                         Centre High            Argyll
Core courses                                                         Amiskwaciy Academy                                                                                                                                               Vimy Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Academy       Braemar
                                                                     Argyll Centre                                                                  Jasper Place
  English Language Arts ............................... 7                                               Learning Store at                                                                        Old Scona                                  Metro
                                                                     Braemar                          West Edmonton Mall                                                                         Academic                        Learning   Continuing
  Social Studies ............................................. 8     Centre High
                                                                                                                           WHITEMUD FREEWAY                                                                                      Store on   Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Strathcona                      Whyte Avenue
  Mathematics .............................................. 9       Edmonton Christian                                                                                      Alberta School                                                          W.P. Wagner
                                                                                                                                                                               for the Deaf
  Science ..................................................... 10   L.Y. Cairns                                                                                                                               L.Y. Cairns

  Physical Education ................................... 11          Learning Store at Blue Quill
                                                                     Learning Store at                                                                                                            Harry Ainlay                                    Christian
  Off Campus Education ............................ 12               Circle Square
                                                                                                           WINTERBURN RD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      J. Percy Page
  Career and Life Management (CALM)..... 12                          Learning Store at
                                                                     Londonderry                                                                                  Lillian Osborne                   Store at
Skill Centre .............................................13                                                                                                                                        Blue Quill
                                                                     Learning Store at                                                                                                                                                                          ANTHONY HENDAY DR
Knowledge & Employability ..................14                       West Edmonton Mall
                                                                     Learning Store on
Awards, scholarships and bursaries ........15                        Whyte Avenue

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Summer School .......................................15              Metro Continuing


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High school beyond the third year .........16                        Millwoods Christian
                                                                     Old Scona Academic
Post secondary .......................................17                                                                                                               For more information on specialized high school programs
                                                                     Vimy Ridge Academy                                                                                available Edmonton Public Schools, visit www.epsb.ca.
to high school at Edmonton Public Schools
Mapping out your future is a big deal. Using this guide to plan your high
school studies will get you to where you want to go. The choices you
make today will help you to achieve your goals, discover your interests,
and develop the skills you need to succeed in school and in life.

    Making choices about your
    high school career
    Your high school choices should be based on your goals, capabilities, interests
    and achievements. You’ll enjoy school a lot more if you’re studying subjects you
    find interesting!
    Over the next three years, you’ll discover program pathways that lead toward
    university entrance, college or technical schools, and some that support a
    transition directly to the working world. Be sure to discuss your options with
    your parents, teachers and school counselor before making any decisions.
    · Keep track of the courses you’re considering on the worksheet provided
      (page 5).
    · If you plan on attending college, university or a technical institute after
      high school, make sure you’re familiar with entrance requirements for
      the institutions you’re considering.
    · Details on post secondary institutions in Alberta are listed in this guide
      (page 17).
Choosing a
high school
Here’s what you need to know before applying to your preferred
high school. Be sure to have other options in case you aren’t able
to attend your first choice of school.

The deadline to submit your registration form or enrolment passports to your preferred
high school is April 15. If you aren’t selected to attend the high school of your choice,
you are able to attend your designated attendance area high school or any other school
with remaining space.
· If you haven’t pre-enrolled by April 15, you may have limited options for available
  high schools.
· If the available space at a school is limited, student applicants from outside the designated
  attendance area will be chosen by a random selection conducted by district administration.
· Student course selections are confirmed only after the random selection process is completed.
· If you are currently enrolled in a language immersion or bilingual program, you are
  guaranteed admission to high schools that offer continuity of programming.
· Every attendance area high school offers International Baccalaureate or Advanced
  Placement programming.
· You can find a list of high schools and their optimal enrolment limits at              2Na + Cl
  planning.epsb.ca/enrolment/pre-enrolment.                                                       2
· Contact the high school in your neighbourhood or your preferred high school for
  more information.
    Finding your way around
    CREDIT SYSTEM                                                            PREREQUISITES
    To receive credits in a course, you must achieve a mark of 50%.          · You must successfully earn a grade of at least 50% in a
    Each course is assigned a credit value based on hours of instruction       given course to proceed to the next course in a sequence
    (usually 5 credits) as determined by Alberta Education.                    (for example, Social Studies 10-1 to 20-1 to 30-1).
    · One high school credit is equal to 25 hours of instruction time.       · If you do not meet the 50% requirement (40-49%) in English 10-1
    · Credits can only be earned once in any course.                           or 20-1, Social Studies 10-1 or 20-1, Mathematics 10C or 10-3, or
    · A grade of 50% must be obtained to proceed to the next course            Science 10, you may elect to repeat the course.
      in the sequence.                                                       · In some cases you may continue on to the next higher level in an
    · Most Grade 11 and 12 courses require prerequisite courses.               alternate course sequence (for example, from Social Studies 10-1
                                                                               to Social Studies 20-2). If you successfully complete the next higher
    In order to graduate from high school in three years, you are expected     level course, you will be granted credits in the prerequisite course.
    to meet course requirements and earn credits equivalent to:
    · 40 credits in Grade 10                                                 CHOOSING COURSES
    · at least 35 credits in Grade 11                                        There are hundreds of courses offered at Edmonton Public Schools
    · at least 30 credits in Grade 12                                        high schools, so you have a ton of options to choose from!
                                                                             Supplement your core courses with electives that interest you – take
    COURSE NUMBERING                                                         the opportunity to explore the many options available at your high
    Courses are arranged in sequences, and are assigned course numbers       school. When planning your high school program, remember to:
    that indicate both grade level and the level of academic challenge.      · choose core courses first (English, Social Studies, Mathematics
    If there is more than one course sequence offered within a subject         and Science, plus Physical Education in Grade 10)
    area, it will be indicated by the last digit of the course number        · add options to meet the credit requirements at each grade level

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    (for example, English 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 or English 10-2, 20-2            (don’t forget CALM in Grade 11)
    and 30-2).                                                               · use the planning worksheet on the next page to double check             2
    · Grade 10 courses are indicated by course numbers that start              recommended and required course loads

       with the number 10 (for example, 10-1, 10C and 14)                    Ultimately, the courses you choose must meet the requirements
–= 2NaC
    · Grade 11 courses start with the number 20                              for an Alberta high school diploma. So choose wisely!
    · Grade 12 courses start with the number 30
My high school plan                                                  ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL
                                                                     DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                     Earn a minimum of 100 credits AND complete
                                                                     the following courses:
       It’s your turn to choose! Take what you learn                 · English 30-1 or 30-2; and
                                                                     · Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2; and
       in this guide and use it to make informed
                                                                     · Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3; and
       decisions about your high school program                      · Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20
                                                                       or Physics 20; and
       over the next three years.                                    · Physical Education 10; and
                                                                     · Career and Life Management (CALM 20); and

                                                                     Earn 10 credits, in any combination, from:
       CHECKLIST                                                     · Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
       ❑   Make sure your plan meets Alberta high school             · Fine Arts
           diploma requirements and fulfills your personal            · Languages
           goals and interests.                                      · Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30
                                                                     · Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
       ❑   Choose courses that are compulsory to your                · School-specific courses
           present program.                                          · Knowledge & Employability courses; and

                                                                     Earn 10 credits in any 30-level course (in addition to
       ❑   Schedule compulsory courses that you were unable          English and Social Studies), in any combination, from:
           to take previously or have to repeat.                     · 30 level Mathematics, Science, Fine Arts,
                                                                       Languages, CTS, or Physical Education and/or
       ❑   Decide on option courses to complete your program.        · 30 level locally developed course (learn more
                                                                       about these course options through your high school)
       ❑   Ensure that you have the necessary prerequisite             and/or
           requirements for each of your course selections.          · 35 level Work Experience and/or
                                                                     · 35 level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
       ❑   Keep future successes in mind: consider post                and/or
           secondary admission requirements and employability.       · 30-4 level Knowledge & Employability courses

                                                                     Provincial exams are required in English 30-1 and 30-2,
       ❑   Be realistic in your planning!                            Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2, Mathematics 30-1 and
                                                                     30-2, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 and Science
       ❑   Talk about your choices with your parents and teachers.   30. Final marks in these courses represent a blend of
           If you still have questions, seek out the advice of a     school mark and provincial exam mark.
           school counselor or administrator.                        More info: education.alberta.ca
Plan your high school program to guarantee you will meet your goals for the future.
This sample plan provides you with a sense of the basic requirements for an Alberta
high school diploma.

                 Grade 10                                              Grade 11                                      Grade 12

COURSE                                    CREDITS   COURSE                             CREDITS   COURSE                             CREDITS

English                                     5       English                              5       English                              5

Social Studies                              5       Social Studies                       5       Social Studies                       5

Mathematics                                 5       Mathematics                          5       30/35/30-4 level course:             5

Science                                     5       Science                              5

Physical Education                          5       CALM                                 5       30/35/30-4 level course:             5

Option:                                     5       Option:                              5       Option:                              5

Option:                                     5       Option:                              5       Option:                              5

Option:                                     5       Option:                              5       Option:                              5

TOTAL CREDITS                                       TOTAL CREDITS                                TOTAL CREDITS

 Grade 10 students must register with a              Grade 11 students must register              Grade 12 students must register
 minimum of 40 credits.                              with a minimum of 35 credits.                with a minimum of 30 credits.
If you are considering an
honours program or are         Honours programs
continuing your studies in     Many high schools offer honours programs designed to provide challenging, high level classes that
French Immersion, the course   will prepare you for success in your post secondary studies. Enrolment in an honours program will
                               affect the choices you make regarding your course load, so check in with your high school to learn
path you take might differ
                               more about it.
from that of a regular high
                               Advanced Placement enables students to write                   International Baccalaureate Diploma provides excellent
school program.                challenging internationally recognized examinations in         preparation for university or college. It helps students to
                               order to receive advanced standing at North American           develop an inquiring mind, a sound base of knowledge
Check in at your high          universities. The following schools offer the Advanced         and a strong work ethic. IB qualification is internationally
school to learn more before    Placement program:                                             recognized and accepted by more than 100 universities
                               · Eastglen                                                     worldwide. The following schools offer the International
planning your courses.         · Jasper Place
                                                                                              Baccalaureate Diploma program:
                                                                                              · Harry Ainlay
                               · Millwoods Christian
                                                                                              · J. Percy Page
                               · Queen Elizabeth
                                                                                              · Jasper Place
                               · Strathcona
                                                                                              · Lillian Osborne
                               · W.P. Wagner
                                                                                              · M.E. LaZerte
                               More info: www.ap.ca
                                                                                              · McNally
                                                                                              · Old Scona Academic
                                                                                              · Ross Sheppard
                                                                                              · Victoria

                                                                                              More info: www.ibo.org

                               French Immersion
                               French Immersion allows you to continue your French Immersion studies at the high
                               school level. You’ll have the opportunity to achieve international language certification
                               and recognition upon graduation. Enrolment in French Immersion will affect the
                               choices you make regarding your course load, so check in with your high school learn
                               more about it. The following schools offer French Immersion programming:
                               · Harry Ainlay
                               · Ross Sheppard
English Language Arts                                                                                               English Language Arts courses
                                                                                                                    are required in Grades 10, 11
Everyone needs to know how to read and write, but English is so much more! There are                                and 12 and every student must
two aims of the high school English Language Arts (ELA) program: to provide you with an                             complete English 30-1 or 30-2
understanding and appreciation of a broad range of texts, and to enable you to use language
effectively for a multitude of purposes. ELA focuses on six areas of language arts: listening,                      to graduate.
speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.


  Language Arts 9*                      English 10-1           English 20-1                  English 30-1

                                        English 10-2           English 20-2                  English 30-2

* A minimum grade of 50% is required.

There are two main course sequences in English:

In each course sequence, you can expect to have            English 10-2, 20-2 and 30-2 allow you to improve
thought-provoking discussions about a range of             your grammar and sentence-building skills through
genres (including novels, films, short stories, poetry,     a variety of assignments in functional, creative and
plays, non-fiction and much more). Both sequences           analytical writing. Similar to the -1 course sequence,
allow you to engage with the English language in           students will engage with a wide range of texts but
meaningful ways and will open many doors down the          there will be less emphasis on literary analysis.
road. It is important to talk to your counselors to make
sure that your chosen course sequence is opening the       Both course sequences meet diploma requirements
doors you need it to.                                      and require that you write a diploma exam upon
                                                           completion of the 30 level course. Not all post
English 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 revolve around how you         secondary institutions accept English 30-2 for
engage with texts and how you express yourself after       entry, so make sure you’re familiar with entrance
you have. Students who take this course sequence           requirements for the institutions and programs
will spend much of their time studying, creating and       you’re considering.
analyzing a variety of complex literary texts.
Social Studies is learning
about the world around       Social Studies
you, and what could be       The goal of the Social Studies program is to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance as you
more relevant than that?     engage in active and responsible citizenship. The program has a strong focus on Canadian and
                             Alberta history, and you will become involved in your own learning by asking questions, sharing
Social Studies is an
                             ideas and understandings and working with others.
essential course in
Grade 10, 11 and 12,
                             SOCIAL STUDIES
and every student                                                    Social Studies    Social Studies                Social Studies
                               Social Studies 9*
                                                                         10-1              20-1                          30-1
must complete
Social 30-1
or 30-2.
                                                                     Social Studies    Social Studies                Social Studies
                                                                         10-2              20-2                          30-2

                             * A minimum grade of 50% is required.

                             There are two main course sequences in Social Studies:

                             Social Studies 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1 allow you             Both courses meet graduation requirements and
                             to examine the relationships among globalization,        require that you write a diploma examination upon
                             citizenship and identity to enhance skills for           completion of the 30 level course. However, the
                             citizenship in a globalizing world.                      expectations for Social Studies 10-1, 20-1 and 30-1
                                                                                      are more challenging – particularly in areas of concept
                             Social Studies 10-2, 20-2 and 30-2 is a course
                                                                                      development, critical thinking and skill development.
                             sequence that explores historical aspects and the
                             relationships among globalization, citizenship
                             and identity.
Mathematics                                                                                                         With so many practical
                                                                                                                    applications in everyday

When it comes to math, it’s important to choose courses
                                                                                                                    life, it’s no wonder that
                                                                                         Mathematics 31
appropriate to your abilities, interests and future goals.                                                          a minimum of 10 credits
Your previous math marks will also help to indicate
                                                                                                                    (two 5 credit courses) in
which courses are most appropriate for you.
                                                                                                                    Mathematics are required
                                                           Mathematics 20-1             Mathematics 30-1
                                                                                                                    to earn an Alberta high
                                                                                                                    school diploma.

       Math 9                          Mathematics 10C*    Mathematics 20-2             Mathematics 30-2

                                       Mathematics 10-3    Mathematics 20-3             Mathematics 30-3

* A minimum grade of 50% in Math 9 is required.

There are three main course sequences in Mathematics:

Mathematics 10C (Combined) This course is the              Mathematics 10-3, 20-3 and 30-3 prepare you for
starting point for both -1 and -2 course sequences, and    entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry
will prepare you for entry into post secondary programs    into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry,
that may require math. You must have 50% in Grade 9        measurement, number, statistics and probability.
Math to enter this course.
                                                           Mathematics 31 is an advanced mathematics
Mathematics 20-1 and 30-1 prepare you for entry            course that prepares you for post secondary programs
into post secondary programs that require the study        that recommend or require calculus as an entrance
of calculus. Topics include algebra, measurement,          requirement. If you’re considering Math 31, you’ll
relations and functions, trigonometry, permutations,       need to take Mathematics 30-1. Math 31 is also
combinations and binomial theorem.                         offered in AP and IB programs.
Mathematics 20-2 and 30-2 prepare you for post
secondary studies in programs that do not require the
study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement,
number and logic, logical reasoning, relations and
functions, statistics, and probability.
After Science 10, you can
choose to take Science,           Science                                                               Biology 20                  Biology 30

Biology, Chemistry or Physics     Science courses provide you with facts,
depending on your interests,      principles and concepts to give you a                               Chemistry 20                 Chemistry 30
                                  better understanding of the world
abilities and future goals.
                                  around you.
You’ll need to complete at                                                                              Physics 20                   Physics 30

least one of these courses at     SCIENCE

the 20 level in order to obtain        Science 9*                         Science 10                    Science 20                  Science 30

a high school diploma.

                                                                          Science 14                    Science 24

                                  * A minimum grade of 50% is required.

                                  Science 10 is the prerequisite for all          Chemistry 20 and 30 are the study        Science 20 and 30 are ideal if you
                                  the academic sciences. This course              of matter and its changes, and           are interested in science and plan to
                                  provides you with a unified view of              emphasize the context of science by      use the program for post secondary
                                  the biological, chemical, physical and          considering the interrelationships       entrance. Science 20 and 30 integrate
                                  earth sciences and an awareness of              among science, technology and            concepts related to physical, biological
                                  the connections among them. The                 society. You are given an opportunity    and Earth sciences.
                                  four topics covered are energy and              to explore and understand the natural
                                                                                                                           Science 14 and 24 are general
                                  matter in chemical change, energy               world and to become aware of the
                                                                                                                           programs that allow you to meet the
                                  flow in technological systems, cycling           profound influence of chemistry on
                                                                                                                           credit requirements for an Alberta
                                  of matter in living systems and energy          your life.
                                                                                                                           high school diploma. Students with
                                  flow in global systems.
                                                                                  Physics 20 and 30 are the study of       50-59% in Grade 9 Science can take
                                  Biology 20 and 30 explore the                   matter and energy and their interac-     Science 10 Transitions, which includes
                                  interactions of living systems with one         tions. This program considers the        Science 14 in the first semester and
                                  another and with their environment,             interrelationship between science,       Science 10 in the second semester.
                                  and emphasize the context of science            technology and society. Physics 20       An Alberta High School diploma
                                  by considering the interrelationships           and 30 will help you understand the      requires a minimum of 10 credits
                                  among science, technology and                   physics principles behind natural        (two 5-credit courses) in approved
                                  society. In Biology 20, the underlying          events you might experience and the      science coursework.
                                  theme is energy and matter exchange.            technology you use in your daily life.
                                  In Biology 30, the emphasis is on
                                  adaptation and change.
                                                                                                 Every student must complete
Physical Education                                                                               Physical Education 10 in

All students should lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and a great way to start
                                                                                                 order to graduate.
is through a physical education class. Daily active living is the theme of the entire
Physical Education program, and is explored through four main outcomes:
movement activities, health benefits, interacting positively with others and
personal responsibility.


     Physical                       Physical                       Physical         Physical
    Education 9                   Education 10                   Education 20     Education 30

Physical Education 10 is a part of the requirements for a high
school diploma. Phys Ed provides you with the knowledge,
skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instruction is also included.
Physical Education 20 and 30 are optional courses, and involve
increased exposure to life skill activities, leadership experience
and officiating knowledge.
Off-Campus Education is
a partnership of schools,         Off-Campus Education
employers and students            Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 provide students           Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) allows you to
that supports and enhances        with the opportunity to explore possible careers and     work as an apprentice to earn credits toward a high school
                                  obtain credits for work completed. You’ll get to apply   diploma, hours toward becoming a registered apprentice
learning. You’ll get to explore   the knowledge and skills you learned in school in        in one of Alberta’s 50 designated trades and a competitive
                                  a workplace environment. One credit is earned for        wage on top of all that!
career interests and abilities    every 25 hours of experience. Students enrolled
                                                                                           Earn 5 credits for every 125 hours, to a maximum of
and expand on potential           in Work Experience courses may be paid by the
                                                                                           40 credits or 1000 hours. When you graduate, you’ll
                                  employer at the employer’s discretion.
                                                                                           already have a head start towards competing your
pathways into the workplace.
                                                                                           first year technical training.
                                                                                           More info: www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca

CALM aims to help you
develop communication             Career and Life
and career planning skills,
and you will learn to make
                                  Management (CALM)
well informed, considered         CALM 20 provides students with the skills necessary
                                  to cope with the stresses of living in our rapidly
decisions in all aspects
                                  changing society. The course is organized
of your life. This course         around three main themes:
                                  · self-awareness and health
is required to obtain an
                                  · independent living
Alberta high school diploma.      · career and life choices
                                  Students will participate in independent
                                  assignments, group projects and discussions.
                                  Guest speakers may provide information on
                                  a wide range of health and wellness issues.
Skill Centre                                                                                                         The Edmonton Public Schools
                                                                                                                     Skill Centre lets you gain

The Skill Centre makes it easy to transition to apprenticeship training, college, university or
                                                                                                                     real world experience with
the workplace after you graduate. Register through any district high school to take Skill Centre                     hands-on career courses that
courses for one semester, in morning or afternoon sessions. Check out the programs currently
                                                                                                                     you won’t find at most high
being offered:
                                                                                                                     schools. In these courses,
Aerospace and Aviation                                    Foundations of Health Sciences                             you’ll gain so much more than
Develop hands-on skills in aircraft maintenance in        Learn hands-on skills in the health care field.
areas of power plants (engines), structures (airframe     Look to a future career in acute care and long-term        high school credits — you’ll
and skin), avionics (electronics in aircraft) and flight   care or other fields with strong communication and
                                                                                                                     develop the skills you need to
theory. Open up possibilities in many technical areas     interpersonal skills. You may choose to immediately
of aviation or other fields that require mechanical        pursue a career in health care, or study further in        start building your future.
awareness and aptitude. You may choose to pursue          related post secondary programs.
further study in Canadian Aviation Maintenance
Programs at NAIT or other post secondary schools          Engineering Tech
across Canada.                                            Engineering Tech activities involve problem-solving,
                                                          creativity, curiosity, and a certain degree of technical
Culinary Arts                                             and business knowledge. Some of the potential
Gain the know-how and confidence to pursue future          career paths include engineering technologists,
careers in foods studies by developing skills as a        technicians and many others. You will study areas
beginning commercial cook. This program is matched        including robotics, pneumatics, mechanical systems,
with first period apprenticeship to enable interested      electrical control and systems, CNC machines, and
students to challenge the exam at the end of the          CAD. This knowledge will prepare you for collaborative
Grade 12 course.                                          work on team projects such as an F1 model car for
                                                          international competition or a hovercraft in Grade 12.

                                                          More info: skillcentre.epsb.ca
                                                                                    English 10-2     English 20-2       English 30-2

Knowledge &
Employability                                                    Language Arts 9    English 10-4     English 20-4       English 30-4

Earning a Certificate of High School Achievement

Knowledge & Employability courses give you the
opportunity to learn through hands-on, activity-based,          SOCIAL STUDIES      Social Studies   Social Studies    Social Studies
on and off campus experiences in an occupational setting.                               10-2             20-2              30-2
Take advantage of community partnerships to better
prepare you for employment, further studies, active
citizenship and lifelong learning through:
· mentorship                                                                        Social Studies   Social Studies
                                                                 Social Studies 9
· job shadowing                                                                          10-4             20-4

· field trips
· guest speakers
· work experience courses

These courses are intended for you if:                          MATHEMATICS         Mathematics      Mathematics
· you plan on completing a Certificate of High School                                                                  Mathematics 30-3
                                                                                       10-3             20-3
  Achievement and entering the workplace, rather than
  achieving a high school diploma
· your goals for the future include succeeding in school
  to become better prepared for the workplace
                                                                     Math 9           ELA 10-4         ELA 20-4
· you achieve your greatest success through experiential
  learning activities

You may transition successfully from Knowledge &
Employability courses to other high school courses to
achieve an Alberta high school diploma, or to training          SCIENCE
opportunities and continuing education that includes some                            Science 14       Science 24         Science 20
colleges and apprenticeship programs. You will achieve a
Certificate of High School Achievement when you complete
80 credits in an combination of Knowledge & Employability and
other courses, or an Alberta high school diploma if you meet
the requirements listed on page 4.                                  Science 9       Science 10-4     Science 20-4
                                                                                                  There are many opportunities

Awards, scholarships                                                                              for high school students to
                                                                                                  earn awards, scholarships or

and bursaries                                                                                     bursaries. And not only for
                                                                                                  achieving top marks!

Each high school offers school-specific awards to eligible members of its student
body in recognition of outstanding accomplishments, contributions and achievements.
Many of these awards are for academic excellence, but there are many more that
reward achievement in athletics, citizenship, leadership or service.

In addition to awards offered by individual schools, Edmonton Public Schools offers the
following to high school students:
Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence rewards gold ($1,000), silver ($500) and
bronze ($250) medals and cash awards to Grade 12 students who are completing their
schooling and who best exemplify excellence in personal, social and academic endeavors,
among other established criteria.
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for which students may earn up to $2500 towards
their post secondary education based on high school marks.

More info: www.alis.gov.ab.ca/hs/fo/scholarships/scholarships.html

   Summer School
   Summer School at Metro allows you to complete a 5-credit high school course within four
   weeks! Choose from a variety of 10-, 20- and 30- level subjects to upgrade your marks or
   create more flexibility in your regular school year timetable. Summer School courses are open
   to students who need to upgrade or complete their high school diploma for post secondary
   pursuits. Registration dates and details are on the Metro Continuing Education website.
   More info: metrocontinuingeducation.ca

   Argyll Centre offers correspondence and online courses as a flexible programming alternative
   for summer learning. To register, call Metro Continuing Education at 780-428-1111.
   More info: argyll.epsb.ca
Need help financially?
There may be funding available to help
                                            High school beyond
you complete your high school education.
If you are under the age of 20 and living
on your own, you can apply for funding
                                            the third year
to help cover living expenses while
you’re going to school. After you turn      There’s more than one way to complete high school. If a traditional three year plan to high
20, you can apply for bursaries to help     school completion isn’t working for you, explore some of your other options for success at
cover the cost of tuition and books.
                                            Edmonton Public Schools.
Contact our Student Services Advisor
at 780-917-5067 for more info.              Talk to someone at your school or one of our Program Liaisons about creating a flexible
                                            learning plan that fits with your learning style and lifestyle.
                                            Argyll Centre                                         Outreach programs
Program Liaisons                            Online and off-line programs for high school          Available at five Learning Store locations across
Our Program Liaisons are available to       students, including home-based education plans,       the city. Learning Stores provide one-on-one
help you explore your options at any        on-site courses and enrichment opportunities.         teaching assistance in academic and career
one of the sites listed on this page.       6859 – 100 Avenue NW                                  and technology courses.
Call to learn more.                         780-465-1299                                          outreach.epsb.ca
                                            argyll@epsb.ca                                        Learning Store at Blue Quill
North Edmonton
                                            argyll.epsb.ca                                        284 Saddleback Road
Angus Hossack
587-988-3218                                Centre High Campus                                    lsbluequill@epsb.ca
angus.hossack@epsb.ca                       4th and 5th year high school programming that
                                                                                                  Learning Store at Circle Square
South Edmonton                              includes academic upgrading, post secondary
                                                                                                  Suite 224, 11808 St. Albert Trail
Lisa Lemoine                                partnerships and career preparation.
                                                                                                  780-482-1407, 780-488-1506
780-965-5752                                2nd Floor, 10310 – 102 Avenue NW                      lscirclesquare@epsb.ca
lisa.lemoine@epsb.ca                        780-425-6753
                                                                                                  Learning Store at Londonderry
                                                                                                  2nd Level South, Londonderry Mall
                                                                                                  (137 Avenue & 66 Street)
                                            Metro Continuing Education                            780-457-3467
                                            Academic and enrichment programming for students      lslondonderry@epsb.ca
                                            of all ages, including part-time evening or weekend   Learning Store at West Edmonton Mall
                                            high school upgrading and diploma exam preparation.   Store 1043, West Edmonton Mall
                                            8205 – 90 Avenue NW                                   780-443-8072
                                            780-428-1111                                          lswestedmonton@epsb.ca
                                            metro@epsb.ca                                         Learning Store on Whyte Avenue
                                            metrocontinuingeducation.ca                           10007 – 82 Avenue NW
Post secondary
Admission requirements vary by post secondary institution. Check out each institution’s website for
comprehensive and up to date entrance requirements, registration deadlines and program content.

Post secondary institutions in Alberta:

UNIVERSITIES                           COLLEGES                             PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
Athabasca University, Athabasca        Augustana College, Camrose           COLLEGES
Grant MacEwan University,              Alberta College of Art and Design,   Alliance University College,
Edmonton                               Calgary                              Camrose
University of Alberta, Edmonton        Bow Valley College, Calgary          Canadian University College,
                                                                            College Heights
University of Calgary, Calgary         Fairview College, Fairview and
                                       St. Albert locations                 Concordia University College,
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
The Banff Centre, Banff                Grande Prairie Regional College,
                                       Grande Prairie                       DeVry Institute of Technology,
                                       Keyano College, Fort McMurray
TECHNICAL & TRADE                                                           King’s University College,
INSTITUTES                             Lakeland College, Vermillion
Northern Alberta Institute of          Lethbridge Community College,
                                                                            Nazarene University College,
Technology (NAIT), Edmonton            Lethbridge
Southern Alberta Institute of          Medicine Hat College,
                                                                            St. Mary’s University College,
Technology (SAIT), Calgary             Medicine Hat
                                       Mount Royal College, Calgary
                                                                            Taylor University College and
                                       NorQuest College, Edmonton           Seminary, Edmonton
                                       Northern Lakes College, Grouard      Prairie Bible College,
                                       Old College, Olds                    Three Hills
                                       Portage College, Lac la Biche
                                       Red Deer College, Red Deer           Note: There are a number
                                                                            of private non-affiliated
                                       Rocky Mountain College, Calgary
                                                                            colleges throughout the
                                                                            province which may offer
                                                                            courses that are transferable.
More info: www.education.gov.ab.ca
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The Edmonton Public Schools High School Program Guide
is continually updated and available at www.epsb.ca.

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Centre for Education
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