Preparing for High School

Transitioning from Grade 9 to Grade 10

Picking a High School

We recommend students visit high school open houses to learn about the programs. High school open houses are typically held mid-to-late fall.

Grade 9 students must visit the school of their choice or designation to request enrollment to that school by March 15. The school will initiate the transfer process and complete your enrolment according to their guidelines. This is also true for CBe-learn senior high. Students are not automatically enrolled from junior high to senior high online.

CBE High Schools 

All Calgary Board of Education schools offer open houses and Grade 9 tours. Dates, locations and contact information can be found on the CBE website.

School Selection Deadline 

Students must decide on their high school by March 15. To be considered for a seat in the fall, families must get a transfer form from their designated high school and take it to their desired high school by March 15.

Student Services 

Students who plan to attend CBe-learn senior high will need to register for the fall semester in August. Our Guidance Counsellor and Student Advisor can provide program planning support by appointment in the month of June. Schedule a meeting with our Student Services department to come up with an action plan and complete registration. We would be pleased to meet with you earlier in the school year as well to support next year decision making and the application process to transfer from the designated high school.


The CBE has a High School page for parents and students. It outlines the programs and courses involved in planning your child’s high school program, and will help you to provide assistance and advice to your child. You are also invited to attend the CBe-learn information session, hosted in January.


An important part of the transition from Grade 9 to 10 is to have future goals in mind when planning for and enrolling in CBe-learn High School. Some Grade 10 courses are prerequisites for more advanced high school courses. As well, certain courses enable students to meet entry requirements for post-secondary programs or to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter directly into a career after high school.

Teacher Recommendations

First semester report cards include teacher recommendations for enrolment in each subject area. If you have any questions or concerns about teacher recommendations for a specific subject area, it is best to direct these to the corresponding teacher.

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