​​​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

Our Learning Program

As we strive to meet our objectives, in providing a quality learning environment and connecting to our themes and big ideas, the school has a number of processes in place.

  • As much as possible we will organize around core programming, having teachers proficient in paired subjects (humanities, math / science) work with two classes. We believe having fewer adult relationships helps students and teachers build strong relationships. 
  • As a school, we continue to approach curriculum with a generative philosophy, creating and sustaining a caring and intellectual learning environment that is rich and rigorous. 
  • Student Services Team (SST) leaders and regular meetings with staff and Area 6 Specialist in assessing and acting on the individual needs of our learners.
  • Daily Physical Education includes: physical education modules twice a week, fitness twice a week, and living skills program. A comprehensive complementary course program offering a cross-section of learning opportunities for each grade level:
  • Grade 7 will get an introduction to each complementary course in 6 week mini-courses in order to provide students an experience of each option before they focus their options to 4 classes in Grades 8 and 9.
  • Currently offered Career and Technology Foundations linked courses: Foods, Construction, Outdoor Education, Digital Production
  • Currently offered Fine Arts: Band, Art, Drama
  • Accessibility to technology in the classroom, with multiple carts each containing laptops and/or tablets available for learning in all areas of the school via our wireless network
  • Online student progress reporting through TeacherLogic, allowing both students and families frequent and timely access to academic progress in each subject area.
  • Access to Desire2Learn (D2L) online learning platforms potentially organized by teachers for assignments, homework calendars, project uploads, discussion boards, and assignment dropboxes.
  • Partnership with Southland Leisure Centre (SLC) in sharing facilities to enhance our student PE and complementary programs in return for evening and summer use of John Ware by SLC.
  • Ongoing communication with families in a variety of mediums to continue the conversation about teaching and learning.
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​​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.​​​