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

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Welcome to Jack James High School

Letter from New Acting Principal | Aug. 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

My name is Jennifer Gorkoff, and I am extremely excited to be joining the dynamic Jack James High School learning community as the new Acting Principal for the 2018-2019 school year.  I would like to start by thanking and acknowledging the strong leadership of Ms. Catherine Forbes, who has been instrumental in fostering a community that supports student’s social, emotional, and academic growth through a holistic and team-based approach over the past year.

I have had the opportunity to come in and meet some of the Jack James staff and students as this school year finished up. I am looking forward to getting to know the school, our students and families, and being a part of this vibrant school culture as we start the 2018-2019 school year together.

My teaching and leadership approach is grounded around trust and relationship building. I am eager to get to know you, the students and community, and invite you to please come in to meet with me and get to know me as well. I am looking forward to working alongside each of you to continue to build upon Jack James’ reputation of a safe and caring learning environment that supports students to achieve their best, use perseverance to overcome challenges, and value integrity in every aspect of life.

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me via email at

I wish everyone a fun-filled summer and I am looking forward to connecting with each of you in September 2018.

Go Jaguars!


Jennifer Gorkoff
Acting Principal
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 Records & Transcripts

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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 inpiduals take pride in our accomplishments, use perseverance to overcome challenges, and value integrity in every aspect of life.


Upcoming Events

August 20 Main Office Opens
August 27 Guidance Open/New Registration
September 3 Labour Day - No Classes
September 4 First Day of School
Gr. 10: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Gr. 11 & 12: 1:00 pm–3:13 pm
September 5 - 7
Regular Classes 8:30 am–3:13 pm
September 6 Picture Day
September 14 Last Day for Class Changes
September 20 Learn Plan Day 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 21 Learn Plan Day 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Non Instructional Day
September 26 Community Day
September 28 Terry Fox Run


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Last Update: 14/05/2018


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