Program, Focus & Approach

How to be a Successful Student

The key to success in school is to be on time, enjoy the people you are with, and exert your best effort. Success depends on being organized and being able to show teachers your best effort in class, and on assignments and tests.

Agenda Use

The student agenda needs to be with the student as it provides a means of monitoring when assignments are due, planning for long term projects, time management and accountability. The agenda will also be used as a late slip, a hall pass and will be reviewed in homerooms at the end of each day for accurate recording of homework. It may also be used as a tool to communicate between home and school. Library bar codes are attached to allow access to the library collection.


Plan a schedule of home study, and use this time every day for either completion of homework or review. As well as completing day to day work, set aside time for long term projects. Deadlines sneak up, and it is hard to excel at the last minute. On average, students can expect 30-60 minutes of homework per day.

Extra Help

If experiencing  difficulty understanding  a subject,  early contact  with the  teacher  is essential. Many teachers have regularly scheduled "help" times, or are available on request. Use this time to get "one on one" assistance, and quicker solutions to problems.

Help at Home

Parents and siblings are a great source of help and so are your classmates. You should have the phone number of at least three (3) homeroom classmates that you could contact and ask for help. This is called “networking” in the business world. Checking HomeLogic and D2L will also assist you.

Missed Assignments

Unfortunately, when you miss time for illness or other reasons, school goes on. Check with all teachers immediately on your return and turn in work that is due, or make arrangements for revised completion dates. Catching up is important to your marks, and also to being prepared for new material. Make use of the HomeLogic and D2L to find out what you have missed.

Missed Tests

If you miss a test, see your teacher immediately on your return. Teachers may allow you to do the test, complete an alternate exam, or may base marks on other work. It is, however, your responsibility to see them.

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​​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

​​​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​