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School Planning Engagements : Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies

School Planning Engagements

Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies

​Status: Ongoing

On December 6 2016, CBE Administration will recommend to the Board of Trustees that it consider closure of the Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies. If the Board accepts that recommendation the Board will commence the school closure process. The Board will not make a final decision until it has completed the closure process.

Decision March 2015  | Effective September 2015, Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies (JBA) will operate with Lord Beaverbrook High School, creating a Campus Concept. This decision reflects stakeholder feedback and provides time for the JBA School Council to enact their three-year plan. Should the enrolment goal not be realized by January 2017, CBE administration will revisit the accommodation plan for the JBA program. In the event that student enrolment in any grade is too low to maintain appropriate programming for students, CBE will reevaluate this accommodation plan.

This plan supports:

  • Access to programming for all students
  • Program integrity
  • Maintaining the current location of the program
  • Single Principal responsible for both schools, administrator on site
  • Academic programming opportunities for Grade 10-12 students at both locations

Students enrolling in the JBA program will be required to register in the courses that reflect the principles of the JBA Program Integrity Document.

Division Course Mandatory Courses
Hours of Instruction
Division III (Grades 7-9) Drill and Parade Club or noon hour activity.
Junior Flag Party Club or noon hour activity.
Military History 7,8
(Each 75 Hours)
Mandatory for all students in the program.

Division IV (Grades 10-12)

Drill and Parade 15,25,35
(15, 25 – 75 Hours 3 Credits)
(35 – 125 Hours 5 Credits)
Offered one semester (88 minutes per day). Mandatory for all students in the program.
Military Studies 15, 25
(Each 75/125 Hours 3/5 Credits)
Mandatory for all students in the program.
Canadian Geography 20
(75 Hours 3 Credits)
Mandatory for all students in the program.
Canadian History 20
(75 Hours 3 Credits)
Mandatory for all students in the program.

Grade 7-9 students will take all of their courses, both core and complementary, at the Norman Bethune campus. Classes may be multi-graded to accommodate junior high school students. In the event that less than 15 students are registered in Grade 7 by June 1, 2015, we will be unable to offer Grade 7 programing for the 2015-2016 school year.

Grade 10-12 students will take their core and some complementary courses at the Lord Beaverbrook campus. If there are 20 or more students registered in a given course it may be offered at the Norman Bethune campus. Mandatory JBA program course work will be delivered at the Norman Bethune campus.

Reason for Engagement

Enrolment at Juno Beach Academy is declining and is projected to continue to decline.

Our goal is to consult with you by obtaining your feedback on:

  • Possible scenarios to address the declining enrolment at Juno Beach Academy
  • Your own ideas to address the declining enrolment at Juno Beach Academy

The CBE makes decisions about changes to school designations, including grade configurations, by following our guiding principles.

Decisions on any attendance area or grade configuration changes will be made by CBE administration in conjunction with the area director and the director of planning & transportation.

If you have questions about this community engagement project, please contact the School Principal or Area Office.

 

 Community Engagement Plan

 
 

 Communications

 
 

 Engagement Materials

 
 

 Stakeholder Feedback

 
 

Contact Us

Area V | Haysboro Centre

1123 – 87 Avenue SW T2V 0W2 Director | Sydney Smith

t | 403-777-8780

e | AreaV@cbe.ab.ca

 

Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies

315 - 86 Avenue SW

t | 403-777-7210

e | JunoBeachAcademy@cbe.ab.ca

 

Engagement Timeline

2014​​-15
​Feb. 26, 2015 ​Parent Meeting
​Dec. 19, 2014 ​Update to parents
​Nov. 27, 2014 ​School Council Chair meeting to review process to date
Fall 2014 Conversation with parents will continue
April 2014

​Meeting with parents to answer questions and develop next steps.

Feb. 2014 Parents participate in an online discussion to share their thoughts on the program and what their priorities are using the online engagement tool, Thoughtexchange.
Jan. 2014 Principal sent e-mail to parents informing them of the issue and inviting them to participate in the engagement and provide feedback on the program.

Provide Input

If you have any feedback that you would like to share with us, please fill out our online form.

 

 

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