​​​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


It is the student’s responsibility to know what homework there is and to ensure that all work is completed on time. The agenda may be utilized as a communication tool to record all assignments, important information, upcoming events and exam dates. For Grades 6 and 7, the agenda is to be reviewed daily. The teachers check the agendas daily and will write notes, when required, to the parents. When an issue is more serious in nature we ask that the parent make contact directly with the teacher.

Home Work Length Guidelines

  • Homework length will vary as needed. This is an average guideline.
    Grades 6-9; Approximately 45-60 minutes per night.
  • Homework may include reviewing, studying for tests, completing assignments, practicing their instrument and reading.
  • Major tests and major projects will not be assigned over long weekends or holidays.
  • In addition, students will be required to practice their instruments over the course of the week.

Missed Work

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete all the school work missed while absent, and to make arrangements to write tests that may have been missed. 

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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.​​​