Student Services


Learning Services

  • Duane Arndt: Guidance/Learning Services Learning Leader
  • Jennifer Mensink: Guidance/Learning Services
  • MJ Sorensen: Student Learning Services Learning Leader
  • Andrea Bilton: Guidance/Learning Services Secretary
  • Kira Plett: All in For Youth Success Coach

Learning Centre

  • Katrina Kubian: Instructional Support Worker / Indigenous Education
  • MJ Sorensen: Program Teacher

Post-Secondary Update - April 2020

For all students who have applied to a post-secondary:

While you may meet the admission requirements based on your transcript, you may not have completed a full semester of certain courses. This is why we strongly encourage you to participate in supplementary assignments prepared by your high school teachers. This will make your transition to post-secondary as easy as possible, and is especially important for courses at the 30 level. You should keep all supplementary assignments (and feedback from your teachers) that you complete.

Bow Valley College – taken from their website

Bow Valley College offers flexible admission routes for many of our programs, which provide applicants multiple avenues for gaining admission into a program of choice. In addition to the admission routes available, our Admissions team is accepting digital submission for transcripts and documentation for assessment and will assess based on the final grades listed on the transcripts. This means that applicants will not be penalized for the absence of diploma exam marks.

Mount Royal University – taken from their website

Mount Royal University is still making offers based upon self reported grades. For final acceptance MRU will review final Alberta Education marks assigned. Looking for the minimum grades required from 60 to 70 % depending on the program of choice. How will the cancellation of Alberta Diploma Exams affect my admission to Mount Royal University? Mount Royal will accept the final grade delivered on the official transcript by Alberta Education for each completed course regardless of how that grade was calculated.

Conditional offers of admission are currently being made to applicants who present a high competitive admission average on the appropriate high school or post-secondary courses depending on the admission category that applies to each applicant.

SAIT – taken from their website

Applicants must meet the stated admission requirements for the program they are applying to. SAIT is providing flexibility in admission decisions by using anticipated final grades submitted by applicants currently completing the courses required for admission. Decisions made on this basis will be final. SAIT reserves the right to request a final official transcript but does not require at this time.

University of Calgary – taken from the website

  • I’ve received an offer of admission. With all the changes to exams and course delivery, how do I maintain my offer of admission? We have made the decision to finalize admission offers based on your current admission average. Complete your current courses; however, your final grades will not impact your admission decision.
  • A number of our first-year courses require a high school course as a pre-requisite. To ensure you are successful in first year, we encourage you to complete your required courses and provide us with a transcript as soon as it’s available, but no later than December 23, 2020. We will use the grades reported by your school, with or without a final exam. You will still be able to take fall term courses during this time. The conditions of admission in your student centre will reflect this information by April 3, your offer of admission letter will not change.
  • Will having required courses outstanding when I start my Fall 2020 program impact my ability to register in first year courses? No. Pre-requisites for courses taken in the fall 2020 term will be waived to ensure that you are able to register for required courses for your program.
  • Will I get transfer credit for IB, GCE or AP courses where a final exam is not completed? Advanced credit will be given for all course received on an official IB/GCE/AP organization transcript as detailed here:
  • I have been admitted, but I cannot pay the admission deposit by the May 1 deadline? Can I be granted an extension? We recognize that in some country’s banks are closed and there are exceptional circumstances where a delay of payment may be required. These are reviewed on a case by case basis upon completion of the following form:

University of Calgary email contact: Shannon GirouxWong

For phone enquiries please call 403.210.7625

All in for Youth

Our school, in partnership with the United Way of Calgary, participates in the “All in for Youth” Initiative (AIFY). This initiative focuses on three main areas: Keep Youth in School; Bring Youth Back to School and; Link Youth to Further Education. Our school continues to work with representatives from the United Way to discuss and strategize how best to partner services and support our students.

Important information regarding this initiative and our partnership with AIFY and the United Way of Calgary can be found on the Calgary United Way site.

Programs Available at Our School

Alex Youth Health Centre

Confidential medical support, mental health supports, offer support to get SIN cards, parenting support for teen pregnancies.  Contact: Self-referral to Alex Success Coach

Barrier Removal Funds

These funds are to be used to remove barriers to student learning and achievement. Includes transportation, food, clothing, school supplies, day care costs, health needs (prescription drugs, eye glasses, etc.) tutoring, and out of school counselling. Contact: Success Coach Guidance

Bissett Bursaries

Full first year tuition to 20 AIFY high school graduates who demonstrate financial need, and an interest in continuing their education at SAIT Polytechnic. Contact: Success Coach, LBHS Guidance

Burns Memorial Fund

Support for student living via financial supports and possible living allowances so that the student can continue schooling. Contact: Success Coach Guidance BMF

CBE Mental Health Psychologist

Psycho-educational assessments, PD support, workshops, and consultation. Contact: Guidance

Guidance Counsellors

Counsellors assist students by providing information and counselling in Educational planning - course selection and graduation requirements; Career exploration; post-secondary planning; “life after high school”; scholarships, bursaries and awards; personal and social issues. Contact: Jenn Mensink (A-L) Duane Arndt (M-Z)

Heart of South Calgary Family Center

Available to families with children 0-18 living in South Calgary. Programs include parent education, family support, child development, and information and referral. Contact: self-referral or Guidance

In-Home Settlement Worker

Works with newly arrived immigrant families. Provides resources and direction to help with adjusting to Calgary. Contact Guidance

Learning Lounge

The Learning Lounge is a Generative Learning Environment that is student driven. It is a place that can be accessed by ALL students and teachers. It is relationship based and resource rich. Contact: MJ Sorensen, Katrina Kubian

Math Tutoring

After school math tutoring at one of 5 YMCA locations. Students receive nutritious snacks, two hours of tutoring and mentorship, and a pass to the YMCA for regular attendance. Contact: Guidance

mPower Mentoring

Mentors encourage and empower high school youth to identify their strengths, explore their passions, and achieve their goals as they journey towards adulthood. Contact: Success Coach or Guidance

Off-Campus Coordinator

Is responsible for monitoring work experience placements and RAP positions. School point person for registering students in unique pathway opportunities which include internships, dual credit courses and exploratory positions in the trades. Contact: Laura Freeborn

Resiliency Team

A multidisciplinary team approach has been organized to assist students and parents with challenges that have negatively impacted a students ability to focus on their learning. Contact: Guidance


Weekly, student driven girls group focused on positive female role models and female empowerment. Contact: LaVerne Bramall, Anne-Marie Foster

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​​​Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​