​​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 during a health emergency:

  1. Print and complete the Student Registration Form - Dependent Student including signatures, and scan or photograph a copy of the form and save it as a PDF. This must be done by the parent/legal guardian of the student. Independent students, please use the Student Registration Form - Independent Student.
    If you do not have access to a printer, complete the form (without signatures) and attach it as a PDF to an email with one of these statements:
    • “I declare that I am of the Roman Catholic Faith” or “I declare that I am not of the Roman Catholic Faith”, and
    • “I hereby represent that I have the legal authority to register the person named on the attached registration form. I declare the information that I have provided on this form is complete and accurate. I will immediately notify the school of any changes to the information on this form.”
  2. Scan a copy or take a photo of the student proof of age and legal name document (e.g., birth certificate, passport, court document).
  3. Email the school and attach the registration form and the proof of age and legal name document.
    Use our find a school tool to determine your designated school.
    To find the email address of a school:
    • Find the school in the school directory;
    • Click on the school name; and
    • copy the email address.
  4. The school will conditionally register the student providing the address is within the school’s designated boundaries and the student is age appropriate for the school.
    Once the health emergency is over, the school will email the parent / legal guardian who completed the form and ask that they bring the following documents to the school for verification purposes during the school office hours:
    • proof of address document with the parent’s / legal guardian’s / independent student’s name (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, income tax statement, federal correspondence, property tax assessment)
    • original of proof of age and legal name document which the school will compare to the emailed document
    • photo ID of the person who completed the form to verify their identity.

If you have questions, please contact the school you are registering at directly.

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.

How to Register

Interested students must first attend an informational session. 

Please contact our main office at 403-777-7730 for the next available information date. Our complete address and email contact information is available on our Contact Us page.

Considering Alternative?

If you are interested in attending Alternative High School there are some important steps to complete as part of the registration process.

1) Attend a Briefing at Alternative High School

This briefing introduces students to the Circle of Courage, and other important beliefs and values in the school. Students are taken on a tour of the school, and introduced to the teachers. They will receive information on courses offered, classroom expectations, the attendance policy, and what it means to be a student at Alternative High School.

At a briefing, students are expected to take notes about the school which they will then use to complete their application. (This sheet will be included in their application package).

At the end of the Briefing Session, the student should return things to hand into Alternative:

  • Briefing Sheet (Filled out)
  • Completed Questionnaire (signed by parents)
  • Updated Transcript - 2 Reference Letters (at least one reference from a school, second reference by an adult not relative)

2) Schedule an Interview

After you have given in the completed application form, a staff member from the school will call you to schedule an interview with the school. The interview will discuss certain questions with your child about the Circle of Courage, respect for space, how they handle conflicts, past experiences in school, their strengths as a learner, and how they organize themselves. The interview is designed to determine whether or not the school would be a good fit for your child.

 When considering applicants we look for the following:

  1. A stable living situation
  2. Evidence that he/she is a self-directed learner
  3. High school age
  4. An awareness of the Alternative High School (AHS) Drug and Alcohol agreement
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the unique features of AHS and the School Agreements (i.e. Circle of Courage, DGM, mentorship, recycling)
  6. Demonstrated ability to obtain a high school diploma
  7. Need for the AHS environment
  8. Thoughtful and complete responses to the questionnaire
  9. Satisfactory responses to the interview questions

 

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New to the CBE

Registration Process During a Health Emergency

To register new students during the COVID-19 pandemic follow the steps outlined in Registration on the Calgary Board of Education website. Look on the Kindergarten to Grade 9 or High School Registration pages.

General Registration Information

If you have questions for our school, contact us for information.

It is not possible to register at the school on holidays and during the summer. During the summer break 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).​​​​

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