On Dec. 3, 2019, the 2019-2020 School Enrolment Report was presented to the Board of Trustees for information. The report provides enrolment data for CBE schools and programs.
For the 12th consecutive year, the Calgary Board of Education has seen an increase in student enrolment.
The official Sept. 30 count showed that total student enrolment was 125,809 — up 1,729 from 123,419 on the same date in 2018. This data includes kindergarten to Grade 12 and other programs such as online learning and homeschooling.
Increases occurred in all divisions with the exceptions for Grades 1-3.
Enrolment in alternative programs is 26,203, an increase of 721 students or 2.8 per cent from last year.
Comparison of enrolment from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019
Sub-Total (Pre-K to Gr 12)
Chinook Learning Services
Homeschooling serves students whose families wish to have a primary role in their education.
The CBE operates four outreach programs, such as Discovering Choices, for students who find that regular school programs and services do not meet their needs.
Unique settings include schools like Emily Follensbee and Christine Meikle, which provide educational programming for students who have multiple and complex learning needs.
Other unique settings within the CBE include Children’s Village, Dr. Gordon Townsend, Dr. Oakley, Nexus/Trust Treatment/Project Trust, West View Secondary, William Roper Hull, and the Young Adult Program. These settings provide educational opportunities for students with unique learning needs which are impacted by extenuating factors.
CBe-learn delivers online programming for junior and senior high students, as well as multiple levels of support for homeschooling. CBe-learn is located at the Career and Technology Centre at Lord Shaughnessy High School.
Chinook Learning Services (CLS) provides High School Upgrading programs.
In addition, CLS provides Academic Success Programs including Summer School for Grades 10-12, Off-Campus Programs (work experience), International School Programs (student groups and individual international students over 18 years of age) and Summer Band Programs. Adult English Language Learning and non-credit Continuing Education (professional & personal development) are also provided.