​​​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

Code of the Boa 

The Code of the Boa is a model of positive youth development that encompasses four core values: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. The model is based on the aboriginal medicine wheel – a sacred symbol representing the wholeness of life. All four quadrants must be intact in order to achieve a balanced and successful life.

Belonging: A positive sense of belonging nurtures self-esteem, self-worth, and equips youth with the ability to develop healthy relationships with others.

Mastery: Developing skills that help youth produce and exercise competence, achievement, and control is an important part of their development.

Generosity: Youth should learn to understand the value of giving back to the community.

Independence: Youth must accept responsibility and develop essential life skills. They must be empowered to understand the impact of their choices.

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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.​​​