​​​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.​​​​

Student Services

Student Success Centre

Located on the second floor, the Student Success Centre’s mission is to support and empower students to achieve wellness and success academically, personally and socially throughout one’s high school career.

Please see our Career Centre page for more information.

All in for Youth

Launched by United Way in 2012, All In for Youth provides innovative solutions to help youth stay in and complete high school. All In for Youth programs connect youth to positive adults, remove barriers to high school completion, and transition youth into adulthood through varied paths of learning and career success. All In for Youth has made over 16,000 positive adult youth connections since its launch, and contributed to increasing the overall high school completion rates in Calgary.

Nelson Mandela High School is one of 25 All In for Youth high schools in Calgary. The All In for Youth programs offered in Nelson Mandela High School include Big Brothers Big Sisters mPower Mentoring program, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Success Coach program, YMCA Math Tutoring Table, Youth Employments Centre The Journey Forward, SAIT Summer Cooks Exploratory credited program and World of Choices Junior Achievement career forums. Eligible students in Nelson Mandela High School are also granted access to several bursaries, support and financial aid for post – secondary education, volunteering and sector training opportunities. For more information on All In for Youth please visit our website or contact the school’s administration.

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What a successful weekend! Congrats to Our Lady of Rockies Jr. Boys and @BownessHighCBE Jr. Girls on their Championship wins both winning in the final minute of play.

Congrats to our own Saroop and her 1st Place finish last night in the Self-Authored Poetry category at the Sir Winston Churchill Speech Tournament https://t.co/BdVw4eO910

Girls taking on Crescent at MIT. https://t.co/6Hz2TEWHfd

The Inaugural Mandela Invitational Tournament is underway. @MandelaUnited vs. Our Lady of Rockies https://t.co/a942Kv6hy4

Great to see so many students together to cheer on @CanadaSoccerEN during lunch today. https://t.co/HIIhgArJdt

RT @UsihChristopher: So pleased to engage with this inspiring group of young leaders! The 2022-23 Chief Superintendent Student Advisory Council represents high school students across #WeAreCBE. Thanks to staff advisors, school leaders, teachers, and Diversity&Inclusion for empowering student voice! https://t.co/CpbDDbpOxS

Competing at the @FTCTeams Southern Alberta Tournament of the season being hosted at @JCS_Ravens https://t.co/fIgqYTkAEB

RT @Chelsea_OLeary: Huge thank you to both @MandelaUnited and @ABE_Aberhart students for helping our robotics team troubleshoot several issues we had tonight with our robot. They exemplified gracious professionalism. 👏🤩 #WeAreCBE @ValleyCreekCBE https://t.co/vgK91KIhK1

Mandela's Creative Writing and 20-1 pre-AP students embarked on a sensory odyssey in a workshop with local spoken word artist and Canada Arts Council grant recipient, @MirandaKPoet, crafting 'Post-it Poetry' and playing with descriptive 'Weird Words.' https://t.co/j05GgQGUae

2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for pickup on Wednesday November 16th from 4:00pm-6:15pm inside the front foyer.