​​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

Area Programs

The school offers three programs that must be facilitated by the Area Specialists.

  1. Paced Learning Program (PLP) 
  2. Mental Health 
  3. ELL Program LEAD Level 2,3,4,5

Learning Communities

A Learning Community is often organized to increase the amount of time a group of students may spend together with the same instructors or it may be organized around integrating curriculum from two or more courses. This year Grade 10 Learning Communities will meet with the same teacher in Humanities and Math/Science for year long courses. Final grades for these courses and course codes (10-1, 10C) will be assessed all year and assigned in June. This provides the flexibility to allow students to reach the highest course level they are capable of while building year long relationships with their teachers.


Each student is assigned a Connects teacher. Connects occurs primarily on Fridays  between period 3 and 4. Students are expected to attend Connects like they would any other class. Attendance is taken during this time. Connects is where students will gain access to a great deal of information around what is happening in the school. Connects teachers also act as the Key Teacher for those students with IPPs. Through Connects, students will also learn about important information around course selection, registration and high school graduation requirements.  We try to ensure students have the same teacher for all 3 years at FLHS.

Flex Learning Days

Each semester there will be Flex Learning days when students (in coordination with their teachers) are required to plan their own learning goals and timetable during exams.  Students have the opportunity to work with teachers individually or in small groups.  It is expected that students take advantage of this opportunity to complete any missed or incomplete work.

First Semester:              January 13, 14, 21-24
Second Semester:         June 10-11, 17-19

Remember … it is necessary to complete the essential outcomes to receive the minimal grade in a course. The above dates are excellent opportunities to ensure this occurs. 

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​​​Off-Campus Education

Connecting what students learn in school with the real world in a variety of ways, including job-shadowing, volunteering and paid positions. It helps prepare students for the workplace through hands-on experiences. These opportunities are offered to all high school students.

Visit the Unique Opportunites and Off-Campus Education page on the CBE website for more information.

​​​​Dual Credit at the CBE

As a CBE student, you may choose to take a dual credit program as part of your high school learning plan. Dual credit programs allow you to:

  • Study in an area of passion and interest
  • Get a jump start on post-secondary learning.
  • Earn high school and post-secondary credits (transferable).
  • Build confidence and develop skills that will support a successful post-secondary transition.
  • Experience a post-secondary learning environment and learn about ongoing opportunities.
  • Reduce first-year course load and the time required to complete a program.

As a dual credit student, you would be concurrently enrolled in both a post-secondary institution and your high school​. You would earn credits towards both a high school diploma and a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Application packages and program details will be posted on:


​​​​​​Exploring Career Choices

Career and Technology education provides CBE students with dynamic, personalized learning opportunities that​ support them to transition into education, training and work. It is a part of the Alberta Programs of Study and is offered in every school, every day and for every student.

 Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program for high school students. Students develop career and technology-related skills while enhancing employability competencies. Here is an overview of CTS pathways and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Occupational Courses and information on specialized facilities.


Career & Technology Centre at Lord Shaughnessy High School

The Career & Technology Centre (CTC) is a hub for CTS learning for students registered in CBE high schools across Calgary. Students who attend the CTC will take courses at their designated high schools. Still, they will also access the CTC to enhance their learning through credentialed, dual credit or pre-placement programs for specific periods.

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