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Community Engagement Shaping the Future of High School

Shaping the Future of High School

Thank You for Your Feedback!​

In March, we gathered feedback on two scenarios to balance enrolment at CBE high schools. Thousands of you took the time out of your busy lives to participate in one or more of these opportunities. Your participation is helping us develop a proposed plan that will have the most positive impact for students overall.

Virtual Sessions

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1,100 participants
in six sessions (four public, two staff)

Idea Boards

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250 ideas 
on eight boards + hundreds of comments on those ideas

​Online Surveys

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Over 11,500 responses 
on three surveys (parent/ public, student and staff)

We will share more information in May about when the proposed plan will be available for public feedback and the final decision will be made. We are working to make a decision as soon as possible.​

Survey Reports Now Available

Parent/public and student survey reports are available via the links below. Please note, staff survey results are available to CBE employees through our staff intranet.

The survey reports are lengthy and include data segmented by community and program where relevant to decision-making at this stage in the process. As you review these reports, please remember that this is not a vote.  It is important to consider stakeholder feedback in developing the proposed plan. We also need to consider the CBE planning principles, space and resources and other factors.

We value all this feedback and it will help inform the proposed plan.  As you review the reports, it is important to highlight:

  • Results reflect the perceptions and opinions of participants.
  • These results are not statistically representative of the entire CBE population. 
  • Participation among Calgary communities varies significantly for a variety of reasons.
  • Some programs are over-represented and others are under-represented in the survey results.

Feedback Provided Through Idea Boards and Virtual Sessions

In addition to online surveys, people provided feedback through Idea Boards and virtual sessions. Idea board comments, sessions recordings and slides are availalbe for review below.​

Regular Pr​ogra​m Central/West ​Group | Central Memorial High School, Ernest Manning High School, Queen Elizabeth High School, Western Canada High School
Reg​ular Program North/NW Gr​oup | Bowness High School, John G. Diefenbaker High School, North High School, Robert Thirsk High School, Sir Winston Churchill High School, William Aberhart High School​
Regular Program Central/East​ Gr​oup | 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
Regular Program Sout​h Group | Centennial High School, Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School, Lord Beaverbrook High School
Academic Enrichme​nt | AP, IB, French IB, Career IB
Arts-Centred Learning ​Program 
French Immersion Program
Spanish Bilingual Program

Note | Most communications related to high school en​gagement 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).

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 Scenario Details

 Promoting High School Engagement in the Community

​​​We promote community engagement initiatives in many ways. Here's how we promoted the scenario ​phase of active engagement:​​

 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.

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