​​​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

Chinese Bilingual Program

Our Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the basic skills for speaking, reading, writing, listening and communicating in both English and Mandarin at a young age. See more on our Chinese Bilingual Program page.

Adapted Learning Program

The Adapted Learning Program (ALP) is for students in Grades 7-12 who have moderate cognitive (intellectual) disabilities. The goal is to enable each student to function as independently as possible in home, school, and community settings. ALP teachers work with their students to develop communication, social, functional living, literacy, and numeracy skills. Prevocational and vocational opportunities (work experience) are also supported. A modified curriculum is implemented based on the individual needs of each student. Instruction includes individual and small group activities and the use of assistive technologies. 

ALP provides opportunities to be included in the community school through complementary courses (options), clubs, sports, and special events. ALP classes typically have a up to 12 students with one full time teacher, one full time and one part time educational assistant, and a lunch room supervisor. 

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​​Learning & Literacy (L&L)

The Learning and Literacy class is for students identified with learning disabilities and is offered to students in Grades 4-9. The goal of an L&L class is to assist each student in gaining skills, knowledge, and competencies so they can reach their individual academic, social, and emotional potential. Teaching in this class is done in a blended classroom model with an emphasis on developing reading and writing skills.

For more information see the Learning Disabilities page on the CBE website.​​

​​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​​​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​