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Shaping the Future of High School

Feb 23, 2021 Update | ​Scenarios Now Available; Share Your Feedback March​​ 1-17​

The CBE is launching its next phase of high school engagement.

​Two scenarios have been developed to balance enrolment at CBE high schools and offer  students access, flexibility and choice in programming given available space and resources.

Scenario development was guided by feedback gathered from parents, staff and students in fall 2019, CBE values and planning principles, available space and resources and other factors. The scenarios represent a responsible approach that anticipates limited space and resources into the future and allocates resources where they will have the most positive impact for students overall.

Both scenarios provide quality learning opportunities that allow students to meet the requirements to complete high school. They do this in three key ways.

  1. Provide a more equitable learning experience for all high school students.

  2. Maintain a regular program at every high school.

  3. Allow for alternative programs and academic enrichment when possible.

Learn About the Scenarios

Please watch this video​, which will provide you with a high-level introduction to the scenarios.


​Since we cannot hold in-person sessions this winter, we have put all the details we would normally share with you in-person in a comprehensive Story Map and printable materials.

  • Story Map: This website is your one-stop resource containing all the scenario details including overall, program and school-specific scenario rationale and information in graphs, maps, visuals and text.
  • Scenario Overv​iew: A four-page document with a high-level overview of the scenario rationale and key changes.
  • Printable School Information for Scenarios​: School maps, enrolment projections and utilization rate information (this is a large file and may take some time to load)

We have posted scenario details before active engagement begins so you have time to go through all of it before providing your feedback. Without the full picture, it may be challenging for you to respond meaningfully to the online survey and other engagement opportunities.​

Share Your Feedback
Online Survey - Open March 2-17, 2021

This will be the main way we gather feedback on the scenarios.​

A link to the online survey will be included in the Story Map and added here March 2, 2021.

Idea Boards - Open March 1-17, 2021

The Idea Boards provide you with the opportunity to participate in virtual discussions with others who are interested in the same program or group of schools. You can share your ideas and comment or react to the ideas of other participants. It's sort of like social media just for high school engagement.

Click on the link to the Idea Board you'd like to visit:

Virtual Sessions - March 2-10, 2021

Four virtual sessions will be held​ for parents and the public. These sessions will be an opportunity for you to hear from subject matter experts and to have your questions about the scenarios answered. We will not be going through the scenarios in detail at these sessions.

We are asking participants to submit their questions in advance to help us design the virtual sessions with the information important to participants. If you have a question you'd like to submit, use the 'Submit a Question' link for the session you will attend.

Links will be available closer to the meeting times.

  • March 2, 6-8 pm | Central Memorial High School, Ernest Manning High School, Queen Elizabeth High School, Western Canada High School.​ Link to join the se​ssion
  • March 4, 6-8 pm | Bowness High School, John G. Diefenbaker High School, North High School, ​Robert Thirsk High School, Sir Winston Churchill High School, William Aberhart High School. Submit a Question
  • ​March 8, 6-8 pm | Crescent Heights High School, Forest Lawn High School, Jack James High School, James Fowler High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Nelson Mandela High School. Submit a Question
  • March 10, 6-8 pm | Centennial High School, Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School, Lord Beaverbrook High School. Submit a question​

Note | Most communications related to high school engagement will be directed to families with​ students in Grades 6 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 right-hand​ sidebar for subscription form).

 Contact Us

 Scenario Details

 Historical Information

​Review the materials we shared and the feedback we gathered in the first two phases of active engagement​ for this project - Fall 2019 and Spring 2019.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this email list, email with “Unsubscribe from High School Engagement Emails” in the subject line.


You will be unsubscribed from this email list only. If you have a child(ren) enrolled in a CBE school, you will continue to receive some emails regarding high school engagement through SchoolMessenger.​​​​​​

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