Global Studies

Global Studies

Learn how to connect and lead in a global society through opportunities including: partnerships, exchange opportunities, 1 to 2 day intensive language learning events, participation in an international youth summit, international travel opportunities and/or completion of an international certificate ( 

Aboriginal Studies 10/20/30

Students will build an understanding of diverse Aboriginal cultures within Alberta, Canada, and the world. As students progress in their understanding, they will reflect on the connections and changes made to the Aboriginal cultures by government policies, treaties, and the residential school system. Students will explore what Truth and Reconciliation means in Canada today. Prerequisite: None

English Language Learning

ELL students may be required to complete an English Language assessment upon arrival in order to determine their language proficiency level and ELL class placement. The focus of all levels is to develop English communication skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will also explore Canadian culture and academics. Advancing to the next level is dependent upon the student mastering the language requirements.

International Students

International students are welcomed to Robert Thirsk High School to pursue their high school academic requirements and/or to improve their English Language proficiency. International students can expect high quality education with opportunities to participate in clubs and athletics. International students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiential trips to learn about the natural beauty and history of southern Alberta and the Rocky Mountains. For more information, please visit the following link:

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