​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.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

Program of Studies

A partnership of learning is encouraged where differences are embraced and individuality accepted. Course offerings include:

  • Academic courses: English, Social Studies, Science and Math
  • Required courses in CALM and Physical Education
  • Elective Courses:  Drama 10,20,30, Foods 10,20,30   HCS 3000 and 3010, General Psychology 20, Art 10, 20, 30 Experimental Psychology 35, Abnormal Psychology 35 Yoga 15,25 and 35 ASL 15, 25 and 35 Drawing 15, 25 and 35,  Work Experience, Learning Strategies 15, 25 and 35, E Learn courses offered via CBE Learn and ADLC.
  • Students have access to all courses offered at the CT Centre and Central Memorial High School which is across the street from Alternative High School if space is available.
  • Daily tutorial times available for additional learning assistance starting at 8:40 AM


Students attending High School will have 30-60 minutes of homework every night. Good work/study habits are important. Homework can be a review of concepts, organizational tasks, and preparation for quizzes/test/exams.

A short conversation every day within a family about school has proven to have beneficial effects on student achievement and on relationships within the family. Students are encouraged to talk about their day, activities they participated in, what’s going well, what they find challenging, etc.

Students should manage time by setting up a schedule of their daily activities that allows for homework completion and review. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed notes, assignments, quizzes and tests. Arrange to see the teacher before school, at noon hour, or after school for extra help or clarification of work.


It is expected that students stay current in their classes. To support students in this endeavor teachers are available for students during Formal Tutorial Time.

Tutorial opportunities are as follows…

  • Monday through Thursday 8:40 to 8:55
  • The school Exam Schedule will have tutorial opportunities for students. These tutorial opportunities will be communicated in the Exam Schedule.

It is important to note that students that are not current in their course program will be instructed by school staff to attend available Tutorial opportunities until such time as they are current in their courses. School staff is also available outside of tutorial time to support student success.

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​Dual Credit at the CBE

As a CBE student you may choose to take a dual credit program as part of your high school learning plan. Dual credit programs allow you to:

  • Study in an area of passion and interest
  • Get a jump start on post-secondary learning.
  • Earn high school and post-secondary credits (transferable).
  • Build confidence and develop skills that will support a successful post- secondary transition.
  • Experience a post-secondary learning environment and learn about on-going opportunities.
  • Reduce first year course load and the time required to complete a program.

As a dual credit student, you would be enrolled in both a post-secondary institution and in your high school concurrently. You would earn credits towards both a high school diploma and post-secondary degree or diploma.

Application packages and program details will be posted on:


​Exploring Career Choices

Career and Technology education provides CBE students with opportunities for personalized learning that are dynamic and support them to transition into education, training and work. It is a part of the Alberta Programs of Study, and is offered in every school, every day and for every student.
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program designed for our high school students. Students develop career and technology-related skills while enhancing employability competencies. Here is an overview of CTS pathways and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Occupational Courses, and information on specialized facilities.

Career & Technology Centre at Lord Shaughnessy High School

The Career & Technology Centre (CTC) is a hub for CTS learning for students registered in CBE high schools across Calgary. Students who attend the CTC will take courses at their designated high schools, but they will also access the CTC to enhance their learning through credentialed, dual credit or pre-placement programs for specific periods of time.

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