Outreach Programs are community-based high schools for young people who, due to particular personal and/or family situations, experience obstacles in their educational pursuits. In the academic stream, youth embark on self-directed, personalized learning.

Discovering Choices works in partnership with other organizations to complement / supplement a holistic approach in supporting young people who face life’s numerous challenges.  Some of the partnerships we work closely with include the Alex, Alberta Health Services, United Way, Youth Justice, Youth Central, Integro, Cenovus, the Food Bank and Brown Bag.

As part of the partnership with Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth (CACY), Discovering Choices works in conjunction with the Eau Claire YMCA for Physical Education, the City of Calgary (Youth Employment Centre), the Calgary Immigrant Youth Services, Calgary Catholic Family Services and the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program to provide services. Clinical resources and outreach support services are available.

There are four locations:

Discovering Choices CACY
Downtown
#206, 315 - 10 Ave SE
403-268-3265
Discovering Choices
Westbrook Outreach

2nd Floor, #3, 1002 - 37 St SW
403-777-8020
Discovering Choices II
Marlborough

#92, 1116 - 3800 Memorial Dr NE
403-777-8384
Discovering Choices
Start Outreach Bowness

4110 - 79 St NW
403-777-6107

Motto

Our motto is: "Provideo sperare" from the latin phrase meaning Providing Hope

Mission Statement

“To provide an alternative educational program that provides personalized educational as well as social and emotional supports to our students.”

Vision

Discovering Choices is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and encouraging educational milieu that keeps students connected to their present and future learning needs. We work with our allied agencies to provide students a “holistic” approach to learning. We support students to gain the competencies that will help them acquire a love of learning and become responsible, contributing, and caring members of society.

  • A shared sense of ownership of learning involves the student, caregivers, school, and community, and is necessary to build a positive foundation for learning and health.
  • Learning takes place best within a nurturing and trusting environment that fosters rapport among teachers, students, and the students supports.
  • All individuals have an inherent value and are worthy of our unconditional positive regard
  • All individuals are capable of lifelong learning.
  • All learners are unique and in diversity is strength
  • All individuals are entitled to quality learning experiences.

Our School

Outreach Programs are community-based high schools for young people who, due to particular personal and/or family situations, experience obstacles in their educational pursuits. In the academic stream, youth embark on self-directed, personalized learning.

Discovering Choices works in partnership with other organizations to complement / supplement a holistic approach in supporting young people who face life’s numerous challenges.  Some of the partnerships we work closely with include the Alex, Alberta Health Services, United Way, Youth Justice, Youth Central, Integro, Cenovus, the Food Bank and Brown Bag.

As part of the partnership with Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth (CACY), Discovering Choices works in conjunction with the Eau Claire YMCA for Physical Education, the City of Calgary (Youth Employment Centre), the Calgary Immigrant Youth Services, Calgary Catholic Family Services and the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program to provide services. Clinical resources and outreach support services are available.

There are four locations:

Discovering Choices CACY
Downtown
#206, 315 - 10 Ave SE
403-268-3265
Discovering Choices
Westbrook Outreach

2nd Floor, #3, 1002 - 37 St SW
403-777-8020
Discovering Choices II
Marlborough

#92, 1116 - 3800 Memorial Dr NE
403-777-8384
Discovering Choices
Start Outreach Bowness

4110 - 79 St NW
403-777-6107

Motto

Our motto is: "Provideo sperare" from the latin phrase meaning Providing Hope

Mission Statement

“To provide an alternative educational program that provides personalized educational as well as social and emotional supports to our students.”

Vision

Discovering Choices is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and encouraging educational milieu that keeps students connected to their present and future learning needs. We work with our allied agencies to provide students a “holistic” approach to learning. We support students to gain the competencies that will help them acquire a love of learning and become responsible, contributing, and caring members of society.

  • A shared sense of ownership of learning involves the student, caregivers, school, and community, and is necessary to build a positive foundation for learning and health.
  • Learning takes place best within a nurturing and trusting environment that fosters rapport among teachers, students, and the students supports.
  • All individuals have an inherent value and are worthy of our unconditional positive regard
  • All individuals are capable of lifelong learning.
  • All learners are unique and in diversity is strength
  • All individuals are entitled to quality learning experiences.
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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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CBE families, watch for two important emails sent to you this afternoon about the 2019-20 CBE Budget and transportation fees: https://t.co/V2o9WbefN6 and https://t.co/ISLw30Hnh3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/UYrq5Vb6C8

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online. Trustees will discuss the updated Budget Assumptions Report https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bw1z6H3ziK

RT @CalgaryFoodBank: As part of the #MayorsFoodDrive, students build creative structures out of non-perishable food items. Using the theme Rock-CAN-Roll, 6 schools built 9 structures. Please take a moment to vote for the People's Choice! #CanstructionJR https://t.co/Y6dkB2FEbu https://t.co/TE2NnOVO4d

RT @yycbridge: #Mentorship cooking class at Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School @yyCBEdu. Youth had fun baking chocolate chip cookies and Portuguese egg tarts “Natas” https://t.co/pkkfJypCx3

RT @RobertThirsk: Canada is going back to the Moon and the Canadian Space Agency is engaging young Canadians to play a role in the next generation of space exploration. Learn more about the #JuniorAstronauts campaign: https://t.co/cR6RBf9A2T https://t.co/P8FmxHkK9P