Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Essentials for Online Learning Success

COM 1255: e-learning and Learning Management Systems (1 credit)

"Essentials" is a course for all students new to CBe-learn Senior High school. This course serves as a student overview and an orientation to online learning skills and strategies, Desire2Learn tools, and CBe-learn school policies and procedures. In addition, students will use the Iris tool and either create a new student profile, or update their existing profile.

This course is not a mandatory prerequisite, but students who are new to online learning are encouraged to take it.


Social Sciences

Aboriginal Studies 10 (5 credits)

  • Pre-requisite - none 

This blended online course is supplemented with several face to face activities such as:

  • off-campus excursions
  • guest speakers
  • talking circles

This course is offered to and relevant for all students. Non-aboriginal students will develop and deepen their understanding of the diverse Aboriginal cultures within the regions of Canada (particularly Alberta) and North America. Aboriginal students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of pride in their own cultural heritage. This course will be an exciting exploration of largely oral and visual cultures, past, present and future that have been resilient in maintaining traditional beliefs. Perspectives, worldviews, traditions and history of Aboriginal people will be explored over four units. This course will be especially relevant for students interested in future careers in; education, public relations, government, environmental, land development and legal issues.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has outcomes, assignments and a final quiz.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 0

Required Discussions

  • 25 required discussions, including sharing of student work.

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 online quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 57 assessment items, including discussions and self-assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • N/A

Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)

  • Pre-requisite - Aboriginal Studies 20, 10 

This course is offered to and relevant for all students. Non-Indigenous students will develop and deepen their understanding of contemporary and historical issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada..Indigenous students will have the opportunity to explore issues relevant to their community and see themselves represented in contemporary Canada. Topics covered include treaties, the Indian Act, Indigenous self-government, Indigenous land claims, discrimination and representation in pop culture, and contemporary Indigenous communities. This course presents students with a variety of oral, textual, and visual sources from the past and present from multiple perspectives, to the end of giving students a fuller understanding of both Indigenous issues, and wider Canadian issues.This course will be especially relevant for students interested in future careers in; education, public relations, government, environmental, land development and legal issues.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons over 8 units

Readings / Essays

  • • Each lesson has outcomes, and a variety of assignments. Options are provided for both written and creative responses.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 0

Required Discussions

  • 8 required discussions, including sharing of student work.

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • • 4 online quizzes, including a midterm.

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 20 assessment items, including discussions and self-assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • All required material is provided in the course content.


General Psychology 20 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

General Psychology 20 covers the memory cycle, learning strategies, creative ways to solve problems, as well individual and group interactions. It also covers Psychological Disorders and Psychology related careers.

Number of lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 6 web based.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 online unit exams

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)

Personal Psychology 20 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

Personal Psychology covers theories of development from infancy through to adulthood. It also covers theories on personality, perception as well as brain development and how all these developments impacts human behaviour.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Topic based research.

Required Discussions

  • 12 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)


Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Topic based research.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)


Applied Sociology 30 (3 credits)

The objectives of the sociology course is to develop, within the student, a better understanding of group behaviour. This understanding should be based on fact rather than opinion. The sociological perspective focuses on "what is" rather than "what ought to be." Students should be able to analyze occurrences around them objectively. They should feel that they are a part of society, understand its influence on their lives, and visualize their roles in societal change.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component and web based exploration.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Inquiry projects.

Required Discussions

  • 9 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 4 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 31 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Sociology, the Study of Human Relationships (e-text available from within the course)

Complementary Courses

Essentials for Online Learning Success

COM 1255: e-learning and Learning Management Systems (1 credit)

"Essentials" is a course for all students new to CBe-learn Senior High school. This course serves as a student overview and an orientation to online learning skills and strategies, Desire2Learn tools, and CBe-learn school policies and procedures. In addition, students will use the Iris tool and either create a new student profile, or update their existing profile.

This course is not a mandatory prerequisite, but students who are new to online learning are encouraged to take it.


Social Sciences

Aboriginal Studies 10 (5 credits)

  • Pre-requisite - none 

This blended online course is supplemented with several face to face activities such as:

  • off-campus excursions
  • guest speakers
  • talking circles

This course is offered to and relevant for all students. Non-aboriginal students will develop and deepen their understanding of the diverse Aboriginal cultures within the regions of Canada (particularly Alberta) and North America. Aboriginal students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of pride in their own cultural heritage. This course will be an exciting exploration of largely oral and visual cultures, past, present and future that have been resilient in maintaining traditional beliefs. Perspectives, worldviews, traditions and history of Aboriginal people will be explored over four units. This course will be especially relevant for students interested in future careers in; education, public relations, government, environmental, land development and legal issues.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has outcomes, assignments and a final quiz.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 0

Required Discussions

  • 25 required discussions, including sharing of student work.

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 online quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 57 assessment items, including discussions and self-assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • N/A

Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)

  • Pre-requisite - Aboriginal Studies 20, 10 

This course is offered to and relevant for all students. Non-Indigenous students will develop and deepen their understanding of contemporary and historical issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada..Indigenous students will have the opportunity to explore issues relevant to their community and see themselves represented in contemporary Canada. Topics covered include treaties, the Indian Act, Indigenous self-government, Indigenous land claims, discrimination and representation in pop culture, and contemporary Indigenous communities. This course presents students with a variety of oral, textual, and visual sources from the past and present from multiple perspectives, to the end of giving students a fuller understanding of both Indigenous issues, and wider Canadian issues.This course will be especially relevant for students interested in future careers in; education, public relations, government, environmental, land development and legal issues.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons over 8 units

Readings / Essays

  • • Each lesson has outcomes, and a variety of assignments. Options are provided for both written and creative responses.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 0

Required Discussions

  • 8 required discussions, including sharing of student work.

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • • 4 online quizzes, including a midterm.

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 20 assessment items, including discussions and self-assessments

Required Textbook / Novels

  • All required material is provided in the course content.


General Psychology 20 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

General Psychology 20 covers the memory cycle, learning strategies, creative ways to solve problems, as well individual and group interactions. It also covers Psychological Disorders and Psychology related careers.

Number of lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • 6 web based.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 online unit exams

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)

Personal Psychology 20 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

Personal Psychology covers theories of development from infancy through to adulthood. It also covers theories on personality, perception as well as brain development and how all these developments impacts human behaviour.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Topic based research.

Required Discussions

  • 12 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 7 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)


Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite - none

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component, interactive self check and student activity.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Topic based research.

Required Discussions

  • 3 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 6 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 24 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Understanding Psychology by McGraw-Hill Publishing. (e-text available from within the course)


Applied Sociology 30 (3 credits)

The objectives of the sociology course is to develop, within the student, a better understanding of group behaviour. This understanding should be based on fact rather than opinion. The sociological perspective focuses on "what is" rather than "what ought to be." Students should be able to analyze occurrences around them objectively. They should feel that they are a part of society, understand its influence on their lives, and visualize their roles in societal change.

Number of Lessons

  • 32 lessons

Readings / Essays

  • Each lesson has a reading component and web based exploration.

Media Components

  • Interactive media, e-text available, web-based activities.

Labs / Simulations / Activities

  • Inquiry projects.

Required Discussions

  • 9 required discussions

Online Quizzes / Exams

  • 4 quizzes

CBe-learn Supervised Exams / General Format

  • No final exam

Number of Assessed Items

  • 31 assessment items

Required Textbook / Novels

  • Sociology, the Study of Human Relationships (e-text available from within the course)
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