Our School

Crescent Heights High School is a diverse student-centered community. A long tradition of excellence is nurtured through the emphasis on academic rigor, character, citizenship, and life-long learning. A wide-ranging extracurricular program of athletics, clubs, and other activities is offered to all students as an extension to their learning experiences. Students are encouraged to 'get involved' and enjoy the school community by participating in the many opportunities provided.

The programs of choice currently offered at Crescent Heights are designed to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. Programming selections include: Advanced Placement, Knowledge and Employability, Fine Arts, Career and Technology, International Students, and English Language Learners.

Our facility is a wireless Internet building that includes seven computer learning centres, two modern gymnasiums, an updated fitness centre, technical shops for metal, cabinet, photography and automotive centers, a multi-functional theatre, band and choral centres, well-equipped science labs, a food studies lab, fashion and design studies rooms, and a two story Learning Commons. The Student Centre/Cafeteria is the hub of our school where students gather to study and socialize.

School Philosophy

The Crescent Heights High School community is dedicated to the belief that all students, provided with a supportive inclusive environment, will strive for excellence and experience success both as learners and citizens. We acknowledge our students must be prepared for the world they live in today and the world they will encounter in their future. CHHS, as an effective school, grounds its work on the principles of rigor, relevance, and relationships.1

1. Rigor: all students need to be challenged academically.
2. Relevance: courses and tasks must relate to student interests and the real world.
3. Relationships: all students need adult advocates who will mentor, guide, and challenge them to reach their potential.

Students and parents are encouraged to use the information contained in the Student Handbook for Success to assist them in making informed decisions about their high school education to assure they provide themselves with every opportunity for success.

Mr. Joel Leavitt

School Philosophy

Crescent Heights High School is committed to the philosophy of developing the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes of individuals so that they will become self-confident, capable of setting goals, making informed choices and acting in ways that will improve their own lives and the life of the community. Our school philosophy is founded on the belief that if students are given the right kinds of academic and extra-curricular opportunities, they will strive for excellence and experience success.

School Motto - Crescit Eundo - "We progress as we go"
School Mascot - "Cowboy Sam"
School Slogan - "Building on Tradition, Working for the Future"
School Colours - Navy & White with Red Trim

Crescent is a school steeped in tradition: the original colours assigned to the school in 1928 were navy and cardinal red. Our team colours have evolved to navy and white with red trim.

Crescent Heights High School Archives

The Crescent Heights High School Archives exist to collect and preserve records and artifacts which document the history of Crescent Heights High School students, staff and alumni.

The Archives houses and displays memorabilia which showcases 100+ years of Crescent’s incredible rich history.

 The Archives are open every Thursday during the school year, from 10 am to 2 pm, in Room B01.  We encourage students and staff to drop by and parents and alumni who would like to visit please email crescentheights@cbe.ab.ca and parking and signing in details will be sent to you. Volunteers are happy to guide you through the displays and help you with any research questions you may have. 

 The Archives are very thankful for all the support it receives from Crescent Heights High School, The C.H.H.S. Parent Society, and the Alumni and Friends of C.H.H.S.

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​​Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledg​​e the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​

​​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.