Welcome to McKenzie Highlands!
At McKenzie Highlands, our priority is to give students the fullest academic, physical, social, and emotional developmental experiences possible. Our academic, complementary, athletic and citizenship programs provide enormous opportunities for student growth.
Academically, the unique learning styles and needs of individual students are recognized and assignments and projects reflect student voice and choice. As well, students are given opportunities for enrichment and additional support. We believe fundamentally in the importance of “options” for adolescent learners and host a complementary program that offers students the opportunity to take such classes as Drama, Art, Foods, Outdoor Education, Computer Technology, Sports Performance, Fashion Studies, and Leadership over the course of two semesters.
Students are offered extensive choice in their physical education classes and may further access physical developmental opportunities through our intramural program and extra-curricular athletic teams which may include volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, badminton, and track and field.
We wish to maintain close contact with parents and students. Do not hesitate to call us at 403-817-3544 or make an appointment to come in and visit face to face. At McKenzie Highlands, we believe that any success we have with students at school is dependent upon close cooperation with the home. We value parent input and we encourage all parents to be involved in their children’s education – by volunteering at the school, attending our School Council Meetings, discussing school events and activities with your child, and attending parent/teacher/student conferences.
Please check our website for updated school information and we will be sending out regular school messages by e-mail.
We look forward to sharing the McKenzie Highlands experience with you!
McKenzie Highlands Staff
The significance of the name McKenzie Highlands comes from the community of McKenzie Towne, which has landmarks, roads and neighbourhoods that are named after locations in Scotland. The new school is situated between the communities of Elgin and Inverness, which are named after locations in the Highlands region of Scotland that boasts many mountains and lakes.