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Preparing for High School

Grade 9 Students, Parents and Guardians,

High School registration for the 2022-2023 year is approaching for our Willow Park School students.  To assist with the decisions and choices that need to be made, many of the schools will be holding Virtual Open Houses and Information Nights.   

 General Information

All grade 9 students in Calgary are designated to a high school based on their registered home address and this is the high school where Willow Park School will be facilitating your registration.  If you are unsure of the designated high school for your community please use the following link to determine this information:  CBE - Find A School

Willow Park School registers students at eight public high schools.  Central Memorial, Henry Wise Wood, Lord Beaverbrook, Joanne Cardinal Schubert, Dr. EP Scarlett, Centennial, Western Canada and Ernest Manning.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend the virtual open house and parent information sessions for each designated school.

All virtual open house and information sessions this year will use Microsoft Teams.  Please follow the link provided to download this software in order to access those meetings for your respective designated high school: Microsoft Teams - Free Download

Students that are interested in information and/or attending other high schools are encouraged to visit the websites of those high schools for registration information, course offerings and application deadlines.  Willow Park School coordinates designated school registration only. Any transfers and/or applications to specialized programs need to be initiated independently by the family.   

All high schools provide Alberta Mandated Curriculum in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education and CALM (Career and Life Management). Optional courses vary from school to school and students are encouraged to seek out that information to learn more about what is available for programming.  

Special Programs

Specific Information regarding International Baccalaureate (Henry Wisewood for Area 5) and Advanced Placement courses (offered in most high school settings) can be accessed by attending information sessions at each high school.  

Information on special programs such as - Performing and Visual Arts - PVA (Central Memorial), CTC (Career and Technology Centre), are available on the CBE website.  Due dates and applications for these programs are available on the CBE website.  Please note: ALTERNATIVE programs - PVA (Central Memorial) have early application deadlines in January and February.  

Mr. Khubyar made presentations to all of our Grade 9 homerooms in October and has shared information about the high school model, course sequencing pathways, AP and IB registration information, and special programs available in the CBE that require specific application processes. Please open a conversation at home with your child about the information shared at these sessions.

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to subscribe to the Willow Park School - High School Registration Blog. This resource has been developed only for our Willow Park families and will provide all information regarding the high school registration process, will list all Virtual open house dates and times and house other key information to assist you in the high school registration process.  Once subscribed you will be notified of any important updates:  highschoolregistration.blogspot.com

Special Note:  Henry Wisewood has announced their open house dates.  These are occurring this Wednesday, December 1st from 4:00-6:00pm.  Any students designated to Henry Wise Wood are encouraged to attend.  Instructions are located on the high school blog and also on the Henry Wisewood Website: HWW Webpage.  

 More information on high school open houses at other high schools will be shared on the high school registration blog once they are released.

If you have any questions and/or need any support in this process please contact Mr. Khubyar by e-mail at:  kakhubyar@cbe.ab.ca

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