Student Handbook 2013 - 2014
Our students are provided with a student agenda at the beginning of each year. This is a valuable resource to help students keep track of homework and other important information. At the front of the agenda is a student agenda handbook that outlines expectations of HDC students.
HDC Digital Citizenship
Our students are expected to be good citizens in the real world and in the virtual world. Students will be able, but required, to bring their personal devices to school for learning purposes. Please read the following documents around the expectations we have for all users, including adults, of electronic resources in a CBE environment.
Read & Write - Assistive Technology for At home Use
- Go to D2L and logon on as a student
- Enter our Cougar Community Shell
- Find the NEWS item that has instructions on how to download and install Read Write 11
Assessment at HDC has changed to Letter Grades. Please see our Assessment Indicators and Descriptions
Parent Teacher Interviews Information
AT H.D. Cartwright we offer students a selection of complementary courses. These vary somewhat by grade level. Students may make choices about the complementary courses they wish to explore. The links below will take you to the complementary course offerings:
Course descriptions are in Adobe Acrobat Format.
Information Regarding Bill 44
ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS ACT
On September 1, 2010, Section 11.1 the Alberta Human Rights Act came into force. The section requires Calgary Board of Education to notify parents where "courses of study, educational programs or instructional materials, or instruction or exercises include subject matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion, human sexuality, or sexual orientation.” On written request from a parent or guardian, a teacher is required to exclude a student from a teaching situation that deals primarily and explicitly with one of these topics. It is important to note that Section 11.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act does not apply to incidental or indirect references to religion, human sexuality or sexual orientation. As required, school principals will be providing parents with notification, including how to exempt their children from the subject matter described above. Parents who have questions about the requirements or how the school is handling certain subject matter dealing with religion, human sexuality and sexual orientation should contact the principal of their child's school