Calgary Board of Education
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Jack James High School
5105 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2A 4M1 | Grades 10-12
t | 403-248-4054  e |

Welcome to Jack James High School

Jack James Students and Seniors find Common Ground with Art | May 1

Sitting among tables filled with paints, palettes and crinkled paper soaked in the efforts of their brushes, seniors living with dementia seem somewhat content with the art they create every week at Clifton Manor Continuing Care Centre. Continue reading on Calgary Herald website.

Jack James High School student Stacey Stoinski with Dave Dougherty during the adult day program at Clifton Manor. Photo | Eva Ferguson, PostMedia


2018 Graduation Information

Please visit our graduation page for more information on grad photos, tickets, ceremony, banquet and dance.


Jack James High School Update | March 2018

Starting this spring and going through next school year, Forest Lawn High School will be going through a modernization. This is similar to the modernization that Jack James High went through a couple of years ago and will focus on CTS spaces in the school as well as other learning spaces and mechanical systems. [continue reading]


SKILLS Competiton Banners

On Thursday December 14th Randi Tajcar a representative/educator from Skills Canada Alberta came to Jack James High School to deliver the 2017 competition banners to last year’s champions as well as provide a presentation to the student body on “Skills for the Future”.  We are so very excited and honoured to have her present the Skills Canada National Bronze Medal winner banner to Chris Pittman for the category of Car Painting.  Chris also won the “Gold” medal at the Provincial Skills Canada competition for Car Painting.  Chris is a Forest Lawn student and has been involved in the Auto Body program at Jack James high school.  

Randi Tajcnar (Skills Canada Alberta Representative) & Chris Pittman (student)

From Left to right: Mr. Darren Dyck (principal) of Forest Lawn High School; Mr. Mark Anderson (assistant principal) of Forest Lawn High School; Christ Pittman (student); Doug Grey (Jack James auto body teacher)


Building for Success | Sep. 21, 2016

Jack James High School modernization provides new spaces and new opportunities

The new school year is off to a great start for students at Jack James High School. Over the past 18 months the school underwent a $10 million major modernization which focused on upgrading Career and Technology Studies spaces for auto body, horticulture and landscaping, child care and development, and building trades. Read story

Related | Jack James students build futures while learning construction skills | Oct. 21, 2016


We serve students from all across Calgary. We are a state of the art, personalized learning community with an emphasis on providing authentic, engaging, hands on, and practical opportunities for all learners. Our students are supported and encouraged to achieve their very best academically and personally each and every day. We provide extensive support for student transition from high school to the workplace or post-secondary institutions.



At Jack James High School we are purposeful around our school motto of "Pride, Perseverance, and Integrity". We focus on providing a safe and caring learning environment, which is then further supported by numerous community programs. We value respectful, consistent, and positively-focused interactions, which fosters a strength-based approach in all our work with students. We strive to develop and promote a learning community where all individuals take pride in our accomplishments, use perseverance to overcome challenges, and value integrity in every aspect of life.


Upcoming Events

May 14 – Regular Classes
May 15 – Regular Classes
June 12 – Awards at 4:00 PM
June 15 – Regular Classes
June 28 – Awards Cancelled (moved to June 12)


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