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.
Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.
We are kicking off the high school engagement with a survey for staff, students, parents, and community members. The survey will be open from May 15 – June 9.
Information and Resources to Help You Participate
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.
Note | If your child will be in kindergarten to Grade 4 or in Grade 11-12 and you want to be included on future high school engagement emails please subscribe using the Email Updates form in the righthand sidebar.