Calgary Board of Education Alternative High School
5003 - 20 Street S.W., Calgary AB T2T 5A5 | Grades 10-12
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Principal's Message December 2014

December is upon us and it seems winter has arrived right on time. For some December marks the end of the year and brings to mind the experiences, joys and frustrations of the year soon to be ending. Others seem to look forward into the New Year, considering the opportunities of the future. I think a little of both hold us in good stead. As we look forward to the holiday and a break from the daily routine it is important to remember that the time we have between now and the end of the semester is limited. Students must be diligent in staying current in their studies and being prepared and organized for their exams in January. Although we hope that students have a relaxing holiday a little school work over the break to get caught up and/or organized for exams would be time well invested.

In any democratic society participation and knowledge are pillars for the success of that population. Alternative High School has as one of its program focuses Democratic Living. The most significant activity within this program is the weekly Democratic General Meeting. Students who have applied and been accepted at Alternative High School should all recognize the importance of their participation in this meeting as an aspect of their commitment to the community of Alternative High School. We have seen very low attendance rates on the day of the Democratic General Meeting. It is the participation of students in this meeting that supports Alternative High School and it’s program into the future and is considered a mandatory day of programming at school.

I hope that families are able to have some relaxing time together over the holidays. My wish for students is to have fun during their time away from school and that their choices always reflect the importance of their own safety and the safety of others We have a few events in December that well have students and their families coming into the school. I hope to see many of you at these events. If by chance I do not, I wanted to extend my appreciation for your support of our school program, and wish you and your family the best of fortune into the New Year.




Mr. Don Barbor
Alternative High School


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Parent Association and School Council General Meetings 2014-15

All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and will be held on Thursdays of each month.

Next Meeting: January 15th

Parent Advisory: 6:00 PM

School Council: 7:00 PM


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