Dialogue is the Calgary Board of Education’s approach to community engagement. It is a mutually respectful exchange of ideas that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity within the CBE community. It represents our ongoing commitment to involve people in decisions that affect them.

We know we make better decisions when we listen and work together to solve problems and find solutions. When we do, our students are better equipped to become successful citizens who contribute their ideas, passion and energy to society.

There can be no dialogue without you. Find out more about Dialogue as well as current and past system engagement initiatives on the CBE’s website​.​​​​​​

Long-Term Strategy for the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs Engagement | Dec. 6 Update

​​More Students to Access High Quality CBE French Immersion Programs | The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is pleased to respond to growing interest and provide new opportunities for more students to access high-quality French Immersion Programs in northwest and north central Calgary after a comprehensive community engagement process.

Find out more |

  • Read the news story on the main page of the school website
  • Find the decision overview and supporting documents at www.cbe.ab.ca/dialogue​
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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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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

Students & staff at Captain Nichola Goddard School are doing the Green Commuting Challenge School. By changing their commuting habits they have not only reduced traffic but have become more active citizens and reduced their carbon footprint https://t.co/RgwQXOSFHr #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ynlovLjOQP

Due to the weather conditions, some sr. high athletics events may be cancelled this evening. All other activities, jr. high athletics and regularly scheduled events will run as normal, unless you are notified by your school. CBE buildings will remain open as scheduled. #yycbe

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online. https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/JGFpCGlbD6

Students at Marlborough School demonstrated great care for their community by working to improve two of the 28 “catwalks” in the neighbourhood to create safe (and more playful) places to walk to school! https://t.co/fXVvxyNxOq #MarlboroughIsAmazing #WeAreCBE https://t.co/3AzzGn1OcG

RT @CbeArea2: Never underestimate the power of a committed group of youth! Thank you @JGDChief for your collective efforts to this worthy cause. #DiefChiefs #WeAreCBE #CIBCRunfortheCure https://t.co/o2IJ13OjZ8

The online engagement opportunity of the Shaping the Future of CBE High Schools engagement is now open. View the information that is being shared at the in-person sessions and provide your feedback https://t.co/lWJ7SFzarh #WeAreCBE #CBEhighschool #yycbe https://t.co/eP6issA4To

RT @ernestmorrowcbe: Wonderful Family Fall Tea ceremony as a way to connect with families, our school community, and join into our circle of learning. Thank you to elder Randy Alexander and drummer Clarence Wolfleg #CBEindigenoused #emsloveslearning #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Pob2KE3Dhl

October 5 is #WorldTeachersDay Thank you to all of our teachers for the work you do supporting student learning and for making your classrooms welcoming, safe and caring places! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/GWRfGKAfpP