A student’s community school is considered to be the first and most preferable educational experience for a student. In collaboration with parents, the educational team may decide that a referral to a Special Program or Unique Setting is in the best interest of a student. Consideration for placement in a Special Program or Unique Setting is a collaborative process and requires careful consideration based on specific and detailed supporting documentation. Please contact your Area Strategist for specific information regarding placement process, required documentation for placement and registration.

How to Register

A student’s community school is considered to be the first and most preferable educational experience for a student. In collaboration with parents, the educational team may decide that a referral to a Special Program or Unique Setting is in the best interest of a student. Consideration for placement in a Special Program or Unique Setting is a collaborative process and requires careful consideration based on specific and detailed supporting documentation. Please contact your Area Strategist for specific information regarding placement process, required documentation for placement and registration.

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​Every student who is new to the CBE needs to register at their designated school. Everyone has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. You can find your designated school by using our Find a School tool.

To register, please:

  1. Complete the Student Registration Form

  2. Bring the registration form, original copies showing your child’s proof of age and legal name (birth certificate, passport or court documents) and proof of your address (the principal may ask to see one or more of the following: driver’s licence, municipal/federal correspondence, financial/residential documents or a utility bill) to the school

To confirm school attendance areas or program offerings or for more information about registration, please contact us directly.

You can find detailed information about high school planning, courses, completion and more on the CBE High School Success page. ​​​​​​​​

​New to the CBE

If you are looking to join our school mid-year, contact us for information. 

It is not possible to register at the school during the summer or other times when the school is closed; please visit us when we are open to register. You can find more information and dates on our Back to School page.

Non-Canadian students have a different registration process: please see our Non-Canadian Students page for details.​​​

​Out-of-Boundary Students

If you would like to transfer from one CBE school to another, please refer to the instructions in the request to transfer form.

When you are transitioning from middle school to high school, you will be automatically registered at your designated school (according to your home address and program).​​​​

What School is Next 

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. If you are going to be attending your designated school in your current program, registration is done automatically through your current school’s main office. To find out what your designated school is, use our Find a School​ ​tool. You can apply to attend any school, even if it is not your designated one. Each principal determines if their school has capacity to accept out-of-boundary students, usually after enrolment numbers are determined. For more information, contact ​the school you are interested in attending. Transportation services may not be available if you are attending a non-designated school.​​​​​ 

Visit the CBE website to see when other schools are having open houses, should you want to learn more about your next school.​​​​

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