​​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


Programs offered to personalize learning for our students are:

Program Offerings

Grade 10

Our Grade 10 students are organized into Learning Communities, each community supported by 4 core teachers (Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies). Our teachers work as a team to meet curricular outcomes but more importantly teachers will work together in planning, assessing student achievement/success and in providing enrichment (such as IB) and support/intervention for those students who face challenges. Grade 10 Communties will be: full year, collaborative and interdisciplinary. Focus is on equity, rich task design and opportunities for crosscurricular learning which can include PE, FAPA and CTS. Time and scheduling will be flexible and responsive to student needs and curriculum. All Grade 10’s will be enrolled in Learning Strategies 15, a 3-credit course.

Grade 11

As a Grade 11 student, you are expected to register for at least 38 credits. You and your parents are encouraged to review admission requirements for various post-secondary institutions and plan your program accordingly. Students
who have a credit deficiency may not be eligible for a spare in their program. Note | Many post-secondary schools will use your Grade 11 marks for early acceptance and scholarship purposes. All Grade 11 students will be enrolled in “Learning Strategies 25”, a three-credit course.

Grade 12

In Grade 12 you are expected to register for at least 30 credits. Your primary responsibility when selecting your courses is to ensure you can complete your program of studies. If you are planning to continue your education you will also need to make sure you will meet the entrance requirements for the post-secondary institution and program of your choice. All Grade 12 students will be enrolled in “Learning Strategies 35”, a three-credit course.

Returning Grade 12 Students: A limited number of students may be allowed to return for a fourth year of studies to complete their diploma requirements depending on enrollment in Grades 10 - 12. Students will need to apply by March
15th for consideration. ELL and K and E learners are given priority alongside students who are in good standing and embrace our guiding principles of being “polite, punctual and persistent” in their studies.


Iris is the web-based teaching and learning application consisting of student learning plans, learner profiles, resource library and teacher and administrator workspaces.

Iris brings together student voice, learning data and supports such as IPPs, and best research in supporting teachers and administrators in making well-informed instructional decisions for each student. 

The “student learning plan” is the primary space for students to be able to document and articulate personal learning processes. Iris supports students in developing and communicating their ongoing understandings as a learner, creating goals and exploring strategies that will enable them to be successful in their learning.


LBP students are eligible to earn highly regarded certificates while completing their high school studies. Please speak to your guidance counselor to apply:

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​​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 on-going opportunities.
  • Reduce first year course load and the time required to complete a program.

As a dual credit student, you would be enrolled in both a post-secondary institution and in your high school concurrently. You would earn credits towards both a high school diploma and 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 opportunities for personalized learning that are dynamic and 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 designed for our 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, but they will also access the CTC to enhance their learning through credentialed, dual credit or pre-placement programs for specific periods of time.

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