Preparing for High School

The transition for our students to high school starts months in advance.  Our school works with our three designated high schools to arrange student orientation visits, program options and coordinates registration.  Parents can get involved by visiting the school's open houses, and working with their student to choose the best courses for their learning path.  

As dates become available, they are posted on CBE’s main events and open house website (linked).

Bishop Pinkham students are designated to Western Canada, Ernest Manning or Central Memorial. Students continuing in French Immersion or who are accepted into the IB program are designated to Western Canada. Students who are accepted in the PVA, or Sports Academy are designated to Central Memorial. Ernest Manning and Central Memorial both offer Dual Credit for Career and Technology Studies and Advanced Placement Programs.There are also alternative programs of choice available.  Parents will need to investigate these possibilities independently, but our teachers/administrators are happy to provide our thoughts on these when asked.

In November all of our grade 9 students attend a tour of their designated high school. Acknowledgement of Risk forms are sent home, to be signed, close to the tour dates. We ask for the help of parent volunteers for these tours. Parents must have a current police check with Bishop Pinkham to volunteer.

***It is important to note that all high schools in the city hold Open House nights – this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know what is available to your student for grades 10-12. Please do view further information for Junior High Students transferring to one of our designated High Schools:

In January, our designated schools, Central Memorial, Ernest Manning and Western Canada will come to speak with our grade 9 homeroom classes and distribute registration forms to be taken home and discussed with their families; these schools will return to Bishop Pinkham in late February to register our students.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Denise Boutilier. dhboutilier@cbe.ab.ca

Do You Have a Student Who Will be in a CBE High School in 2019-20?

Check out the CBE’s 2019-20 Get Ready, Get Set, Go For It online guide for information on the high school, completion requirements, course planning and programs. The guide is also available in print at your child’s school. Please visit the CBE High School webpage for more information on available options.

You can also discover dual-credit, exploratory and off-campus learning opportunities in arts, business, software development, recreational leadership, trades and more. Application deadlines are coming up soon for some of the courses starting in semester two. Visit our Unique Opportunities and Off-Campus Education webpage today for details.

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