​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

School Programs

In addition to regular program instruction (both core and complementary programs), the school offers students programming and support as follows:

International Students

Lord Beaverbrook High School is an excellent school to choose for your English Language Learning experience! We have a caring staff and our ELL department provides great support for our English Language Learners.  Some benefits of choosing Lord Beaverbrook High School:

  • We have an International Students Club which organizes local outings. All International students are automatically members of this club. This provides students with opportunities to interact with other students from our school in a fun and relaxing environment. We provide off-campus trips to Banff and Drumheller for International Students. We also organize a winter ski school at a local ski hill. This year we will be offering a 5 day trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls during spring break.
  • We have a Learning Commons with easily accessed computer lab sections, both Mac and PC. The school is fully networked with Wi-Fi. We will be offering a Learning Resources Centre which will provide personalized learning support to students. The ELL department also offers weekly tutorials.
  • We have numerous teams and clubs that provide extra-curricular activities. The following is a partial list of girls’ and boys’ sports teams: track and field, swimming, cross-country, soccer (football), American football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, rugby. Some of our clubs are: Volunteer club, Babbling Brook magazine, yearbook, chess.
  • We are across the street from the new world-class Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre. We are adjacent to the Acadia Swimming Pool and the Acadia Recreation Centre.
  • We have an extensive selection of Career and Technology programs, as well as the Registered Apprenticeship Program and Work Experience Program. We also have a Career Practitioner who can advise students on post-secondary institutions and career pathways.
  • Lord Beaverbrook will undergo an extensive modernization in the next two years to upgrade labs and facilities. The school will have fully upgraded areas in cosmetology, culinary, sports medicine, robotics, pre-engineering, welding, automotives, heavy machinery, autobody, and construction.

For more information and registration, please visit the CBE International website.

Learning Leader

Julia Wowkodaw ELL / Second Languages Learning Leader International Coordinator

Adapted Learning Program (ALP)

The ALP program is for secondary age students with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities and mild adaptive delays. The

goal of the ALP program is to provide students with supported vocational opportunities and integration with LBHS students. The curriculum includes the development of literacy, numeracy, and communication skills with inclusion in complementary subjects, clubs, sports, and special events, as appropriate. At the high school level, CBE has a partnership with Vecova to support work experience placements and transition to the adult world. The unique points about this program include Individualized Program Plans (IPP’s), modified curriculum, instructional accommodations, low student to staff ratio, and consultation with outside support services.

The Class Program

The Class is a program for students who have historically struggled with internalizing mental health issues and require extra care and support to be successful in their high school experience. Students become eligible for the program through consultation with an area specialist. Within The Class program, students are provided with an individualized academic plan in which their academic goals are developed keeping mental health needs as the main priority. Students are integrated into classes within the general population of Lord Beaverbrook or take courses in The Class setting through CBE-Learn. The Class is supported with a Resource Teacher, Behavioural Support worker, and guest psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health therapists.

Paced Learning Program

The Paced Learning Program is for students who have been identified with a mild cognitive disability. This program helps students become more independent in their home, community and workplace through the development of: communication; functional academic skills (i.e. literacy and numeracy); daily living skills and problem solving skills At the secondary level programming also includes a focus on appropriate functional life and work skills such as: time-management; self-advocacy; citizenship; community involvement; and recreation.

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​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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