Our School

Welcome to McKenzie Highlands! 

At McKenzie Highlands, our priority is to give students the fullest academic, physical, social, and emotional developmental experiences possible.  Our academic, complementary, athletic and citizenship programs provide enormous opportunities for student growth.

Academically, the unique learning styles and needs of individual students are recognized and assignments and projects reflect student voice and choice.  As well, students are given opportunities for enrichment and additional support.  We believe fundamentally in the importance of “options” for adolescent learners and host a complementary program that offers students the opportunity to take such classes as Drama, Art, Foods, Outdoor Education, Computer Technology, Sports Performance, Fashion Studies, and Leadership over the course of two semesters.

Students are offered extensive choice in their physical education classes and may further access physical developmental opportunities through our intramural program and extra-curricular athletic teams which may include volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, badminton, and track and field.

We wish to maintain close contact with parents and students.  Do not hesitate to call us at 403-817-3544 or make an appointment to come in and visit face to face.  At McKenzie Highlands, we believe that any success we have with students at school is dependent upon close cooperation with the home.  We value parent input and we encourage all parents to be involved in their children’s education – by volunteering at the school, attending our School Council Meetings, discussing school events and activities with your child, and attending parent/teacher/student conferences.

Please check our website for updated school information and we will be sending out regular school messages by e-mail.

We look forward to sharing the McKenzie Highlands experience with you!

McKenzie Highlands Staff

School Name

The significance of the name McKenzie Highlands comes from the community of McKenzie Towne, which has landmarks, roads and neighbourhoods that are named after locations in Scotland. The new school is situated between the communities of Elgin and Inverness, which are named after locations in the Highlands region of Scotland that boasts many mountains and lakes.

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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 Improvement 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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The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure of Discovering Choices START Outreach – Bowness site for the purpose of relocation. Learn more: https://t.co/Nm0kkpiaG7 #yycbe https://t.co/FmLdoDBpGH

There are no classes for students on Friday, May 20 because it is a system-wide non-instruction day. All of our schools and offices are closed on Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. Have a safe and relaxing long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/CTelZ2ks3d

RT @DHarkness_CBE: What did the DHS staff look like during the last Battle of Alberta in 1991? The photos are slowly dribbling in and we love the throwback! @yyCBEdu @Area4CBE @NHLFlames @EdmontonOilers https://t.co/aPIy7w3C35

RT @TBRSchool: TB Riley is EXPLODING with Calgary Flames spirit!! @NHLFlames #wearecbe #wearetbr #BattleofAlberta https://t.co/CYAp4MGsgw

RT @CBE_CNGunn: A student made us these jerseys back in 2005. Finally we have a real reason to wear them! Go Flames, though Mr. Prather might be thinking Go Oilers! #nhlflames #nhloilers #wearecbe https://t.co/Yq7ng627D2