​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

Academic Success

Teaching and learning in our school is focused on learner engagement, empowerment and personalization. We provide many inquiry based learning opportunities and students are involved in the co-construction of learning tasks and assessment rubrics. In support of our rigorous academic program ;we offer off site trips such as West Coast Sailing trip, River Watch and Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to enhance student learning.

Those students who need more academic support, teachers offer students help before school, at lunch and after school. The school also offers students support through a Power-Up Your learning option, where students learn and improve their study skills as well as have opportunities for review of core class materials to build student success. Our English Language Learner (ELL) students are supported through an option course as well as through small group instruction that is offered throughout the day. Students with Individual Program Plans (IPPs) are supported in all classes by their teacher and their Teacher Advisory teacher, ensuring that the necessary supports are in place for students to be successful.

Parents are able to monitor student progress through Homelogic, D2L, Student led conferences, parent teacher conferences and report cards, which are sent home in January and June of each school year. At any point during the school year parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher over any academic concern.

Character, Citizenship, & Personal Development

The Calgary Board of Education results  are important in our school. There are many opportunities for students in our school to live these statements every day. Students are encouraged and expected to show leadership in the school community, by leading school assemblies, Pep rallies, and open houses for our new students, and working with students in our ACCESS and TASC classrooms.

Heroes Program

The Heroes Program is a character and citizenship program that is taught through our Teacher Advisory groups, throughout the year. The focus of this work for students to realize their own unique gifts and talents and by using these they not only make a difference to themselves but also the school community and the city.

Homework

Homework is a student responsibility. We encourage students to keep a careful daily record of assignments in an agenda. Homework, tests, reminders, and important information are also posted on a daily basis on Desire to Learn (D2L). Homework may include assignments or daily review. A general expectation is that students spend approximately 30 minutes a day on homework, review or reading at home. Students who are spending significantly more time than this are encouraged to talk to their subject teachers so that the possible solutions can be investigated.

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​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

RT @JoannePitman5: The somber and thoughtful reflections of students and staff in honouring Remembrance Day over the past few days serves to remind all. Lest we forget. (Art by @MtRSchool) https://t.co/zy84OM1dWE

RT @yyCBEdu: CBE schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in commemoration of Remembrance Day. Flags at our schools and facilities will also be at half-mast starting end of day Tuesday. #WeAreCBE #LestWeForget (art from Mount Royal School @MtRSchool) https://t.co/SH9nZgKgB4

A Remembrance Day mural done by our grade 9 art students https://t.co/Nairnx6UQy

We are so incredibly proud of all of our students and staff who have worked to pay tribute to our soldiers and veterans. Tomorrow we will celebrate with a video service. Remember to bring poppy donations and items for the veterans food bank. #LionPride https://t.co/vNi3qk8pGQ

Congrats to all of the teams that participated in our 1st ever Lion’s Olympics! https://t.co/FV07XzNBBH