Over the next two years, we will be asking for your input and feedback on how we can balance student enrolment across 20 of our high schools. Within the next five years, our projections show that 10 CBE high schools will be operating between 100 and 150 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools are projected to be within the balanced utilization range (85-100 per cent) that best supports student learning.
When student enrolment at a school is either too high or too low it affects student access, flexibility and choice in programming and extracurricular activities including athletics and clubs for students. It simply does not make sense to have several schools with an abundance of available space while many others are full beyond their capacity.
Who is affected?
Decisions will be made by October 2021 with implementation occurring in the 2022-23 school year.
Students in Grade 7 in the 2019-20 school year will be entering Grade 10 the year changes are implemented. This means students in Grade 7 and below will be most affected by the changes we make.
While current high school students will not be affected by changes, their perspectives on the high school experience are a valuable piece of the conversation and will help us in the decision-making process.
Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.
Fall 2019 In-Person Sessions and Online Engagement Opportunities
We held 12 in-person sessions and offered online engagement opportunities for staff, students and parents. Feedback gathered from these opportunities will be posted by Nov. 15.
Information and Resources
The more you know, the more meaningful your participation in this process can be for us... and for you. We are sharing a lot of information about the engagement process, high school utilization, student enrolment overviews and more.
This is just the beginning. As we continue the process, we will continue to add more information, resources and data to keep you informed every step of the way.
You don't need to read everything to participate in a meaningful way. Read as much or as little as you'd like. At a minimum, we recommend watching the
video and reviewing the
infographic to understand where we are and why change is needed.
Information and resources are listed below. Some resources are also listed on the sidebar to the right.
High School Overview Sheets
Note | Most communications related to high school engagement will be directed to families with students in Grades 5 to 10. If you would like to receive all communications and do not have a student in this grade range, please subscribe to email updates (see righthand sidebar for subscription form).