May 06
Thank you for welcoming me.

Spring often is reflected in our minds as a time of change, a time of growth and a time of new beginnings. I wanted to this opportunity to thank the staff, students and communities of Discovering Choices for welcoming me as the new principal. I believe the Calgary Board of Education strives to support each student, every day, and no exceptions.

Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. This is the mission of the Calgary Board of Education.

Discovering Choices is a critical program that offers programming to keep the pathways accessible and offers supports for students. Discovering Choices programs provide avenues of success for students outside of the regular comprehensive community based high school.

I am looking forward to my time as Principal of Discovering Choices and getting to know the students, families and staff that make this such a vibrant, positive and hopeful environment to work in each day.

A unique aspect of an outreach high school program is that it allows our staff to work closely with students and their families in pursuit of high school graduation, credit attainment, transition to employment and personal health and wellness. Due to this unique relationship and environment we continue to be able top provide multiple options for students to engage with school and their courses.  

1)      In-person learning: You are welcome to attend school during regular hours.

2)      Learning Package: You are welcome to come into school during regular hours and meet with your teacher to receive school work for the duration of the mandatory restrictions. When meeting with your teacher you will decide together how you will best connect when you need assistance with your assignments. Some options include a phone call, email, or through Google Meets.

3)      Virtual Blended Option: If you have access to technology, you can access assignments by email, or by accessing your teacher's D2L shell. You can have ongoing contact with your teacher through phone calls, email, or through Google Meets.

As we are offering several options to support your learning, please know that if you choose to work from home it will be necessary to pre-arrange times to have individual contact with your teacher because your teacher will also be supporting in-person learning. Whatever option you engage with please remember you and your family is an important part of our community. Please reach out to a trusted staff member at the school for any support you or your family may require.

Thank you for welcoming me to the community,


Dr. Don Barbor
Principal 

Nov 30
Discovering Choices Outreach Schools open for in-person learning

Discovering Choices Outreach Schools

On November 24th, 2020, the Government of Alberta placed mandatory restrictions on residents to help prevent the spread of Covid19. Education was included in these restrictions with students in grades 7-12 moving to online learning as of November 30th.

We have recently learned that Outreach Education is exempt from these restrictions and Discovering Choices can continue with in person learning.

The staff at Discovering Choices appreciates the continued efforts that our students are making to keep our school and our community safe. We are living through unusual times and we know that some of you/our students are nervous about coming into school.

Your education and health are important to us and we want to provide flexible learning options to keep you connected to school and learning in a way that meets your comfort level during our City/Provincial mandatory restrictions. These restrictions are in place until January 11th, 2020.

Starting Monday, November 30th, Discovering Choices will offer:

1)      In-person learning: You are welcome to attend school during your scheduled cohort times.

2)      Learning Package: You are welcome to come into school during your cohort time, meet with your teacher and receive school work for the duration of the mandatory restrictions. When meeting with your teacher, you will decide together how you will best connect when you need assistance with your assignments. Some options include a phone call, email, or through Google Meets.

​3)      Virtual Blended Option: If you have access to technology, you can access assignments by email, or by accessing your teacher's D2L shell. You can have ongoing contact with your teacher through phone calls, email, or through Google Meets.

As we are offering several options to support your learning, please know that if you choose to work from home it will be necessary to pre-arrange times to have individual contact with your teacher because your teacher will also be supporting in-person learning.

Your sense of well being is important to us. If you are struggling with your mental health or with community resourcing please reach out to our staff as we are also available to support your social/emotional needs.

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Sincerely,

Kris Reinhardt

Principal

Discovering Choices/West View School

403 777-6107 


Sep 21
Principal's Welcome Message

Greetings Students/Parents/Guardians

We hope that everyone had a healthy, relaxing summer and we look forward to another school year, despite the challenges presented to all of us during this global pandemic.

All locations including the Start Bowness site are open and ready for students. Discovering Choices programs have the unique ability to support students that may find themselves unable to attend their community school.

Throughout the school year, we welcome inquiries on how we can support individual students and we can provide a comprehensive High School program that is outside of the usual semestered time-lines.

Students work closely with our staff to set personal educational goals and the outreach environment also offers personal and career counselling, problem solving skills, time management and study skills, parenting and learning strategies. To learn more, please contact one of our four locations.

Kind Regards

Kris Reinhardt

Feb 14
Welcome to Discovering Choices

Discovering Choices is the Calgary Board of Education's Outreach High School. We are a full time school that provides flexible hours and programming for our students depending upon their individual life circumstances.  At Discovering Choices you will work closely with our staff, in a setting outside of a traditional high school, to set a flexible timetable to achieve your educational goals. We encourage you to continue in school and complete your High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Achievement. Outreach services include personal and career counselling, problem solving skills, time management and study skills, parenting skills and learning strategies. To find out more information, please contact one our four locations.

Discovering Choices
CACY

Room 206, 315 10th Ave SE
Calgary, AB  T2G OW2
t | 403-268-3265
f | 403-268-6429

Discovering Choices II
Marlborough

1116 - 3800 Memorial Drive NE
Calgary, AB T2A 2K2
t | 403-777-8384
f | 403- 777-8385 

Discovering Choices
Westbrook

3, 1002 – 37 Street SW
Calgary, AB T3C 1S2
t | 403-777-8020
f | 403- 233-0693

Discovering Choices Start 
Bowness

4110 - 79th Street NW
Calgary, AB T3B 5C2
t | 403-777-6107
f | 403- 777-6109

Kris Reinhart, Principal

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