Preparing for High School

Grade 9 High School Transition Information

The Calgary Board of Education offers different programming options for High School, and our Student Service / Admin and Teaching Teams are here to help you out. Please see the Career and Technology Studies and Knowledge & Employability Occupational Pathways by High School Facilities document for a complete listing of programs and the High Schools who offer them. Transfer information can be found HERE.

Current Grade 9 students are automatically registered at their designated high school for the 2023-24 school year based on the home address on file with the CBE. Guidance Councillors and staff members from each designated high school have begun to work with students on the registration process.

Transfer Request Information

If a Grade 9 student is interested in attending a high school other than their designated school, families can request a transfer using the online high school transfer form. This online form will be accessible through our Transfer webpage and will help ensure a clear, consistent and equitable process for all students. 

The 2023-2024 online transfer form is accessible on  February 1, 2023. High school transfer requests must be submitted by March 15, 2023, to be considered.

Students may request a transfer for one of the following reasons:   

  • To enroll in an education program not offered at their designated school (I.e. International Baccalaureate Programme and Advanced Placement)
  • To take a sequence of courses up to the 30 level that are not offered at the designated school (I.e. cosmetology, welding and fabrication, culinary arts, or auto mechanics)
  • To enroll as a full-time online student with CBe-Learn

Families will receive notification of the transfer decision via email on April 5, 2023. For further information regarding CBE high school programming please visit our Detailed High School Course Guide located on the High School Information webpage.  

Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

For most of our students, the school-of-choice will be our designated High School, which is Joane Cardinal-Schubert in Seton. We have just received word that school tours will be offered to grade 9 students on Thursday, January 26th with an Open House for students and families from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on that same date. Please mark your calendars and view the open house brochure for more information. Click HERE to visit the JCS website. 


International Baccalaureate Program at Henry Wise Wood High School

**UPDATED - Open House postponed until Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm (was originally scheduled for November 30, 2022)** Please see brochure for more information. Detailed information about the IB Program and a link to a virtual information session on January 17, 2023 is available at the website HERE.

Interested Lakeshore School students and families can check out program information HERE and connect with Tracey Orr, Lakeshore School Student Services, if you have interest in the program.


Central Memorial High School – The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts

The open house is November 24, 2022 from 7:00-9:00pm. In this program, students have opportunities to complete 30+ high school fine arts credits through year-round specialized classes alongside like-minded students and faculty with artistic backgrounds. Not only can they focus on their arts learning every single day of high school, but they can also complete core classes, AP classes, languages and CTS courses here at Central Memorial. Please see the Central Memorial High School Open House brochure & Parent Letter for details. 

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