Transition Tips and Resources

Considering where to go next after your time at Crescent Heights High School? Here are some resources and agencies to help you explore your options.

Upgrading and/or Completing High School Courses

Chinook Learning Services – in-class model at two locations (Lord Beaverbrook and James Fowler)

  • Spaces and courses are limited
  • Course registrations occur by semester
  • Fall registration appointment online booking opens mid-July online. Registration appointments in person run the last two weeks of August (need to book online to secure the August spot – there are very limited walk-in times). Winter registration follows a similar process and opens in November.
  • Under 20 – Daytime/Evening classes – no cost, textbook rental fee only
  • Can pair this with other options (online with CBe-learn), Dual Credit courses, CT Center and University Open Studies courses.
  • You typically attend two times a week for approximately three hours per course (Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed).
  • See their website for more information: Chinook Learning Services

CBe-learn – Online Courses

  • Contact CBe-learn at 403-777-7971 to register between 8:15-4:00 Monday to Friday. Fall registration opens in late August and winter in late November.
  • Students may only take one course at a time.
  • See their website for more information: CBe-learn  > How to Register

Career and Technology Center (CTC)

  • This center provides students with access to rigorous academic and technical training in preparation for further education and careers in high skill, high demand occupations.
  • Please see your Crescent Heights Counsellor to discuss a possible returning 12 year or to complete a transfer request to move to this school and complete your courses.
  • Career and Technology Centre

Discovering Choices

  • At DC you work closely with staff in a setting outside a traditional high school and set a flexible timetable to achieve your educational goals
  • This outreach program encourages you to continue in school to complete your High School Diploma or your Certificate of High School Achievement
  • Services included personal and career counselling, problem solving skills, time management and study skills
  • Please contact one of their four locations (Downtown, Marlborough, Westbrook or Bowness) to find out more information and request a tour.
  • Discovering Choices

Alternative High School

  • Provides a highly personalized and democratic learning environment for academically capable students who have not met with success in a regular high school
  • Steps to attend Alternative High School include attending a Briefing Session where students and families are taken on a tour of the school and introduced to the teachers. They will find out what courses are offered and what it means to be a student at Alternative High School. After this, students will complete an application form and schedule an interview with the school to determine whether the school is the right fit for them.
  • Please email or call 403-777-7730 to learn more about this school and when intakes are possible.
  • Alternative High School

Vista Virtual School

  • Online education that offers students one year to complete a course
  • Visit their website for course catalogue and registration
  • Vista Virtual School

Open Studies, University Entrance and Upgrading at a Post-Secondary

 University of Calgary

  • As an open studies student, you’re eligible to take university credit courses, without being admitted into a degree program
  • Gives you access to hundreds of academic courses. You can take these out of personal interest, to meet admission requirements or for program prerequisites
  • Need a minimum of 65% in ELA 30-1
  • Visit their website to create an eID, complete the Open Studies Application and submit all transcripts including proof of English language proficiency (if applicable).
  • Fall applications open in June
  • University of Calgary > Open Studies

Mount Royal University: University Entrance Program

  • University Entrance program is designed for students who have applied to or intend to apply to one of MRU degree programs but lack specific admission requirements or do not meet the competitive admission average for the program
  • Students will register primarily in post-secondary courses but are permitted to enroll in non-credit high school equivalency courses to meet admission requirements of their intended program. It does not guarantee admission to a MRU degree program.
  • Students are strongly advised to connect with an advisor to plan what courses to take to be successful. Call 403-440-6222
  • Mount Royal University > Entrance Option
  • Apply for this program through Apply Alberta:

Mount Royal University: Open Studies

  • Take courses that will help you choose your eventual program of study or pick up courses to meet admission requirements.
  • Open studies students can also take non-credit academic upgrading courses
  • Students are strongly recommended to take a New Student Group Advising Session
  • Mount Royal University > Open Studies
  • Apply for this program through Apply Alberta:

SAIT: Upgrading

  • Meet admission requirements for SAIT career programs and other post secondaries in Alberta
  • Flexible course delivery options: daytime, evening, online and blended (online and weekend)
  • Access to academic upgrading liaisons who assist you with program planning and refer you to additional SAIT resources to support your success
  • Students are advised to contact or call 403-210-5756
  • SAIT - Academic Upgrading

Bow Valley College: Open Studies

  • Get credits in a BVC post-secondary program
  • Explore programs before you commit
  • Take post-secondary courses while you upgrade or take English Language Learning courses
  • Visit their website to see their list of open studies courses or to request more information Bow Valley College > Open Studies
  • Apply for this program through Apply Alberta:

Employment Counselling and Support

Youth Employment Center

    1. Provides career and employment services to Calgary youth ages 15-24
    2. Spring hiring fair and work experience opportunities
    3. Career advising to research career and education options
    4. Resume and interview support
    5. Monthly workshops to enhance your job search
    6. Industry training certificates at no cost to youth : CSTS, WHMIS, First Aid Level C and Proserve
    7. Open Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30. No Appointment necessary. Bring your Social Insurance Number to register. 2nd Floor 315 - 10th Ave SE
    8. Calgary > Youth Services

LEAD Program: Wood’s Homes

  • This training program provides vulnerable youth ages 15-24 with employment and life skills
  • Through LEAD, youth are provided financial support for access to transit passes, suitable work attire and job-required skills.
  • For more information call 403-850-0753
  • Woods Homes > Lead Employment Program

Youth Culinary Arts Program (YCAP) – Employment Program

  • Prepares at-risk/homeless youth ages 15-24 for employment in the culinary field
  • Youth receive 6-8 weeks of on-site training from a chef instructor, free of charge
  • Youth worker is available to provide counselling and to support youth with finding employment
  • For more information call 403-813-7218
  • Youth Culinary Arts Program

Wellness Support

 Alex Youth Center

  • Provides a safe and supportive space for youth ages 12-24 to address their needs with the help of a caring and trust-inspiring team.
  • Services include: family physicians and medical resources, counselling, basic necessities, community kitchen, on-site high school, resume writing/job search support, referrals to community resources and more
  • See their website for more information. Call 403-520-6270 to book an appointment. 2840 2 Ave SE

Wood’s Homes: Exit Youth Hub

  • Teens and youth adults can find mental health counselling, physical health support, employment, life skills training and more all in one location.
  • See their website to find out more information about their specific programs and book an appointment/view their walk in times. 1008-14 Street SE 403-774-1674

Calgary Counselling Center

  • Provides counselling for all individuals and backgrounds
  • Commitment to counselling best practices which includes continuous monitoring of client’s well- being and satisfaction
  • Payment is based on a sliding scale so minimal cost for students and young adults
  • Visit their website to complete an appointment request form or call 403-691-5991

Wellness Support at Post-Secondary

  • Most post-secondary institutions offer support in wellness or student success centers
  • Please search for this on their website and seek this out to take advantage of this support

Calgary Support Lines

  • Text 587-315-5000 Wood’s Home Support Line
  • Text 587-333-2724 Connecteen Line, call 403-264-8336 or chat online
  • Call 403-266-4357 Distress Center
  • Call 211 – Confidential/free/24 hours/multilingual help to connect you with community and social resources

Other Useful Resources

 Student Aid Alberta


Apply Alberta

  • Most post-secondary institutions use this website for their applications
  • Complete a profile, report your grades and choices school(s) you wish to apply for here

My Pass

  • Order transcripts, view diploma marks, register to write or rewrite diploma exams with online payment, view Detailed Academic Reports, view progress towards your diploma or certificate
  • – YouTube instructions on how to set up
  • myPass
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