​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, child’s proof of age and legal name (birth certificate or passport) 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).​​​​

Returning Grade 12 Students

Students are generally expected to complete their high school education in six semesters. However, the Calgary Board of Education does make exceptional provision for students to request a fourth year of high school. The criteria for this request are stated in Administrative Regulation 6093, which reads:

  • The purpose of a fourth year of high school is to complete a program of studies or to meet exceptional needs and circumstances; 
  • a fourth year of high school education is not for the purpose of upgrading; 
  • For students who have not reached the age of 19 by September 1st for current school year, the Principal may determine that the student has demonstrated commitment and responsibility by attending class regularly, successfully completing most course and planning a courses load to meet or exceed the expectations of the school; 
  • and the student has complied with the school code of conduct.

Students can apply by filling in a Returning 12 Application Form. These forms are available in Student Services from April and due in May 2018.

Knowledge & Employability (K&E) Course Registration 

If your child is designated to James Fowler High School, simply make an appointment with a James Fowler High School guidance counsellor, and they can help your child register for K&E courses.  If your child is not designated to James Fowler High School, you will need to go to your child’s designated high school in order to pick up a CBE school transfer form before making an appointment with a James Fowler High School guidance counsellor. 

Questions?  Please contact us!

How to Register

Returning Grade 12 Students

Students are generally expected to complete their high school education in six semesters. However, the Calgary Board of Education does make exceptional provision for students to request a fourth year of high school. The criteria for this request are stated in Administrative Regulation 6093, which reads:

  • The purpose of a fourth year of high school is to complete a program of studies or to meet exceptional needs and circumstances; 
  • a fourth year of high school education is not for the purpose of upgrading; 
  • For students who have not reached the age of 19 by September 1st for current school year, the Principal may determine that the student has demonstrated commitment and responsibility by attending class regularly, successfully completing most course and planning a courses load to meet or exceed the expectations of the school; 
  • and the student has complied with the school code of conduct.

Students can apply by filling in a Returning 12 Application Form. These forms are available in Student Services from April and due in May 2018.

Knowledge & Employability (K&E) Course Registration 

If your child is designated to James Fowler High School, simply make an appointment with a James Fowler High School guidance counsellor, and they can help your child register for K&E courses.  If your child is not designated to James Fowler High School, you will need to go to your child’s designated high school in order to pick up a CBE school transfer form before making an appointment with a James Fowler High School guidance counsellor. 

Questions?  Please contact us!

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How to Regi​ster for the Arts-Centred Learning Program

  • Registration for 2019-20 begins January 2019
  • Refer to designated school’s website for parent information session. Attend parent information session and/or view informational presentation.
  • Complete registration package and take to requested school.
  • Packages will be accepted starting Jan. 14, 2019.
  • Packages must be received by Feb. 12, 2019 at noon.

Please take your completed registration package to your requested school after you have attended the parent information session. Please refer to this school’s website for parent information session details.

For families that are new to the CBE and not Canadian citizens, please note you must first attend the Kingsland Reception Centre for an initial assessment prior to registering for an Alternative Program.

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