Our School

West View School located within the Calgary Young Offender Centre serves incarcerated youth from various locations throughout the province who have been remanded or sentenced to secure custody by order of the Provincial Youth Court.

West View School also has three community based satellite school programs which include the Calgary Youth Attendance Centre, and Excel Discovery Program.

Each of our school programs work in partnership and collaboration with other youth serving agencies including Enviros, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Solicitor General.

West View School offers educational programs to students in the following locations:

West View School, Calgary Young Offender Center

The Calgary Board of Education is contracted by Alberta Justice to provide an educational program to youth in the Calgary Young Offenders Centre (CYOC). CYOC operates under the administration of the Correctional Services Division (Alberta Justice) and can accommodate approximately 155 youth ranging in age from 12 to 18. Residents come from various locations in the province and have been remanded or sentenced to secure custody by order of the Provincial Youth Court. This school operates on a year-round calendar.

ExCel Discovery Program

In partnership with the Solicitor General, Alberta Health Services and Enviros, the Calgary Board of Education provides the educational program to students residing in Excel Group Home. Excel provides a therapeutic and educational environment for youth serving an open custody sentence by order of the Provincial Youth Court. All group home staff, including one CBE teacher, work holistically with each youth to address educational and treatment goals to prepare the youth for their successful transition into the community.

Calgary Youth Attendance Centre

In contract and collaboration with the Solicitor General and the Calgary Young Offender Centre, 2 West View teachers provide the educational programming to students attending the Youth Attendance Centre. The youth who voluntarily attend school at CYAC are involved in the Youth Criminal Justice System. The program offers academic courses, life-skills curriculum (non-graded curriculum), work experience and community support services to high school students who have had limited success in traditional school settings and who are in need of a highly structured environment with a low teacher/pupil ratio.

School Mission

To provide educational programming for residents of the Calgary Young Offender Centre and its affiliate satellite programs.

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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.

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