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Jack James High School

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Grades and Programs: 10-12

School Hours: AM: 8:30 ~ 12:04 PM:12:49 ~ 3:15

School Location

5105 - 8 Avenue SE
Calgary AB
T2A 4M1

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Jack James High School is located in the southeast community of Forest Heights, serving the communities of Abbeydale, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Applewood, Bridgeland, Castleridge, Dover, Erin Woods, Falconridge, Forest Lawn, Forest Heights, Inglewood, Marlborough, Martindale, Monterey Park, Pineridge, Rundle, Taradale, Temple, and Whitehorn. Junior high feeder schools are Annie Gale, Bob Edwards, Colonel Macleod, Clarence Sansom, Dr. Gordon Higgins, Ernest Morrow, Ian Bazalgette, Langevin, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

About the School

Jack James High School is a Knowledge and Employability school for students needing an occupational approach to learning. The school also provides additional support for students to complete their high school education. Currently the school offers t two Pace Learning Program (PLP) classes, as well as a high school program. Students graduating from Jack James do so with either a Certificate of Achievement or a High School Diploma. The primary focus of the school is to successfully transition students from high school to the workplace. As well as academics Jack James offers several shops: art and design/art media/autobody/auto mechanics/auto services/business services/office services/ construction/woodworking and building/woodworking and cabinetry/wood frame construction/metal fabrication/construction systems/cosmetology/fashion and fabric/fashion textiles/dance/film studies/media technology/music/team leadership/foods/commercial cooking/food preparation and service/greenhouse and nursery/human care/ child care/home care.

About School Name

The school was named after John Wesley (Jack) James who during his educational career he worked as a teacher, assistant principal, administrative assistant to the superintendent, and, in 1961, superintendent of secondary schools. Until his retirement in 1973, he piloted the secondary department through a period of unprecedented growth in student population, school construction, and curriculum development. Jack James is known and admired for his compassion for people; his ever-calm and fair-minded approach to students, staff, and the community at large has won him a reputation as a progressive educator, highly respected for the integrity and dignity he always brought to his position.

School Mission

At Jack James High School, our mission is empowering through hope and opportunity for all. Therefore we commit to:
  • treat every student with dignity and respect;
  • provide a safe, secure and tolerant environment for all students and staff;
  • develop a caring, respectful community of learners;
  • find effective ways to develop and deliver curriculum and to address the diverse learning needs of our students;
  • foster student responsibility while providing fresh starts and additional opportunities
  • graduate students who are employable.


    At Jack James High School our vision is : personalizing learning through the advancement of an occupational pathways model.

  • School Motto

    Pride, Perseverance, Integrity

    Unique Points

    • Focuses on Knowledge and Employabiity courses.
    • Has a variety of resources to support all learners.
    • Has a work experience program and RAP courses.
    • Has a Career Centre.
    • Has smaller size classes to enhance student learning.
    • Provides experiental learning opportunites.
    • Focuses on differential learning and multiple literacies.

    Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
    Total Enrolment: 541

    Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12

    Bill Bobenic
    School Board Trustee: Pamela King
    CBE Ward: Ward 10
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area III
    Director (Area): Dr. Dianne Yee
    Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal Fridays at 1:16 p.m.


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