Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Complementary Courses

Students will choose their complementary courses from one or more of the following areas:

  • Physical Education
  • Career and Technology Studies
  • Second Languages
  • Fine Arts

These courses should be chosen carefully for a number of reasons:

  • The course may be prerequisite for complementary choices in Grades 11 and 12.
  • Complementary courses are 5 credits courses ( ie. equal in value to core courses) .
  • These courses fulfill one of the Alberta High School Diploma requirements.
  • Once requested, it may not be possible to change these course choices.

Students should consider the following points in selecting their complementary courses:

  • What have you excelled in during Junior High?
  • What are areas of interest you have never explored?
  • What skills might help you in the future?
  • How can you have variety in your day, i.e. physical activities, creative activities?

Course Selection

The school expects all students to carry a full course load to take advantage of the many programs offered at Western Canada High School. A full course load is defined as follows:

Grade 10 minimum 8 courses
Grade 11 minimum 7 courses
Grade 12 minimum 6 courses – 3 each semester
counsellor and administrative approval
is required for a modified program

Students taking courses outside of Alberta must check with their counsellor to see if the course will be accepted according to Alberta Education requirements.

It is understood that CBE high schools are committed to making the most effective use of available educational resources. The master timetable and student timetables are created on the basis of individual student course requests. Once course selections have been made, students should expect to fulfill their commitment to attend and make every effort to do the work required to be successful in each course in which they have been granted placement. Students may not drop courses after the specified dates as indicated below. Course drops require counsellor and administration approval and will be considered in extraordinary circumstances only. IB course drop deadlines may vary; see IB coordinator.In certain circumstances, a written appeal to their Assistant Principal after consultation with their Guidance Counsellor may be made.

Students are granted an opportunity to take each course once. If a student fails a course there are no guarantees that they will be able to repeat the course at Western Canada High School. The decision regarding repeating a course will be based on availability in the requested course. If a student wishes to repeat a course to upgrade a passing mark they must take the course through CBE Learn, Chinook Learning Services or Alberta Distance Learning. Appeals can be made through school administration.

Students are expected to attend tutorials as required. All teachers work with students during this time and may request a student’s attendance. If more than one teacher makes this request, the tutorial priority is indicated on your timetable.

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