Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.​​

​Online engagement is now open. This opportunity will close Nov. 7. Participate now​.

Over the next two years, we will be asking for your input and feedback on how we can balance student enrolment across 20 of our high schools. Within the next five years, our projections show that 10 CBE high schools will be operating between 100 and 150 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools are projected to be within the balanced utilization range (85-100 per cent) that best supports student learning.​

When student enrolment at a school is either too high or too low it affects student access, flexibility and choice in programming and extracurricular activities including athletics and clubs for students. It simply does not make sense to have several schools with an abundance of available space while many others are full beyond their capacity.

A decision is expected by October 2021, with implementation beginning September 2022. Students currently in Grade 7 will be in Grade 10 in 2022-23. If you have a student this age or younger, your family will be affected by any changes that might result from this engagement process. While current high school students will not be affected by changes, the perspectives of our current high school families are a valuable part of the conversation and will help us in the decision-making process.

This fall, you will have opportunities to share your thoughts on these factors in the decision-making process:
  • Location and designated communities/boundaries of existing high school programs (regular, French Immersion, Spanish Bilingual, Arts-Centred Learning, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Programme, International Baccalaureate Career Programme)
  • Expansion and contraction of the following existing high school programs: French Immersion, Spanish Bilingual, Arts-Centred Learning, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Career Programme
  • Grade configurations
  • Implementation considerations


In-person sessions (12) will take place Sept. 24 – Oct. 30 and online engagement opportunities will also be provided during this time. Session registration is now open​.

We have grouped all high schools involved in this engagement process into four groups and are holding three sessions per group. Please register for the session that includes the school(s) of interest to you.

The same information presented in the sessions will be available online in a discussion forum. If you are unable to register in a session, you will be able to learn more about CBE high schools and share your perspectives online.

Thank you for your participation. We look forward to hearing your perspectives.
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High School Engagement

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Over the course of the 2019-20 school year, we will continue to have conversations with students, parents, and staff to learn from their experiences and to seek their input and suggestions for improvement https://t.co/1dxVU6AFky #yycbe

Earlier this afternoon Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Dr. Kent Donlevy presented the results of the independent bullying review https://t.co/eDEeG0t6tA #yycbe https://t.co/wtmXAfoF2c

There are no classes for students on Friday Oct 11 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. All schools and offices are closed on Monday Oct 14 for Thanksgiving. Have a fun and safe long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bDHlmyqQn6

RT @UsihChristopher: Principals create conditions for student success and well-being. Supported by Education Directors, in our School Support Model, #WeAreCBE principals play a critical role in school improvement by working closely with staff, Ss, parents and community. #leaders