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Lord Beaverbrook High School

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e | LordBeaverbrook@cbe.ab.ca
t | 403-259-5585
f | 403-777-7949

Grades and Programs: Grades 10-12 regular program; Advanced Placement; Arts Centered Learning; Adapted Learning Program;

School Hours: AM: 9:00 ~ PM: ~ 3:30

School Location

9019 Fairmount Drive SE
Calgary AB
T2H 0Z4

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Lord Beaverbrook High School is located in the southeast community of Acadia, serving the communities of Acadia, Copperfield, Cranston, Deer Ridge, Deer Run, Diamond Cove, Douglasdale/Glen, Fairview, Maple Ridge, McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, New Brighton, Parkland, Queensland, and Willow Park. Middle/Junior High School feeder schools to Lord Beaverbrook High School are David Thompson, (Fairview), Mountain Park, Nickle, R.T. Alderman, Willow Park, and Wilma Hansen.

About the School

Lord Beaverbrook High School offers students a wide range of program choices and opportunities to experience success.

Academically, Lord Beaverbrook High School offers students a full program of courses as prescribed by Alberta Education. In addition, our school offers:

  • Advanced Placement courses in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Art, and Computer Science.
  • The Arts-Centred Learning (ACL) program serves students from schools in the CBE from both Area IV and Area V. ACL allows students the opportunity to explore or continue to advance their learning in and through the arts in English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Students in ACL can personalize their program through select complementary courses.
  • SWU Soccer Academy Program offered at Lord Beaverbrook High School.
  • Knowledge and Employability courses are offered to students working towards a Certificate of High School Achievement.
  • Special Education Programs designed to meet the unique learning needs of students in both the Adapted Learning Program (ALP) and The Class. Students in these programs are integrated with support where appropriate into regular program classes.

    Our complementary course program includes:

  • Fine and Performing Arts : Art, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choral, Vocal Jazz, Recording Studio, Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre, Professional Development in the Arts, Theatre Technology.
  • CTS: Auto Technology (including Auto Tech 10-girls), Auto-Body, Business Essentials, Cabinet Making, Computer Programming, Construction Technology, Cosmetology*, Culinary Arts, Design Studies (CAD), Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Fashion Studies, Foods, Graphic Design, Innovative Technology, Medical Studies, Metal Technology, Personal Living Skills, Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, TEAM Leadership, Tech Works, Video and Audio Production. (*indicates a course in which students can achieve a professional credential)
  • Languages: French, Spanish
  • Others: Publishing and Creative Writing, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, World Religions, Information Technology, Military History, CALM.

    Lord Beaverbrook supports and establishes relationships with students in a variety of different ways through PRIDE, and access to a large Learning Services Team that assists students with program planning, counselling services, support for high school transition into post-secondary studies and transition into the world of work. Other programs and support for high school completion, student engagement include: Work Experience; RAP-Registered Apprenticeship Program ; International/English Language Learning, Aboriginal (FNMI-First Nations, Metis, and Inuit).

    Outside of our academic program, students at Lord Beaverbrook High School have numerous opportunities to connect with other students and further develop their sense of school pride and engagement through an extensive co-curricular program. Students have the opportunity to participate in a full program of athletics offered in conjunction with the CSHSAA and the co-curricular theatre/improvisation program, dance and music (band, choir) programs. Many students have also represented LBHS in Skills Canada provincial and national competitions. Students Building School Pride (http://prezi.com/uz53og5shrvf/lord-beaverbrook-high-school/) is our way of showing current and prospective students how they might become more involved in various initiatives, clubs, and projects that not only serve our school community but also extend into the larger community of Calgary and beyond.

  • About School Name

    Lord Beaverbrook High School was founded in 1967, and the first year of attendance was in 1968. We inherited our name from a man named William Maxwell Aitken. He was born on May 25, 1879, in Maple, Ontario. In 1916, he was recognized for his achievements with a seat in the House of Lords, the senior branch of the British Parliament. It was customary to create a title for oneself, so Aitken thought back to his childhood and the times he would spend fishing at a stream called the Beaverbrook. This is when he claimed the title, Lord Beaverbrook. Lord Beaverbrook died at the age of eighty-five, on June 9, 1964.

    School Mission

    “Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.” (CBE Three Year Education Plan 2012-2015) In the Calgary Board of Education, student success is the desired outcome.

    In order that students at Lord Beaverbrook High School achieve this outcome, the following serves as a foundation for our work as a school community:

  • LBHS: A caring community where people belong and excel.
  • At Lord Beaverbrook High School, every individual will engage in and contribute to our learning community.
  • Our Core Values: Respect; Integrity; Honesty; Relationships; Trust; Happiness
  • Core Purpose: As we personalize student learning it is our desire to actively engage students to develop skills and personal qualities needed for fulfilling meaningful lives.
  • Our expectation for students:Care for themselves; Care for others; Care for the school and school community.

  • School Motto

    OMNI PRO SUA PARTE "Everything to the Best of One's Ability"

    Unique Points

    • Grades 10-12 regular program
    • Advanced Placement
    • Arts Centered Learning
    • Adapted Learning Program
    • The Class
    • SWU Soccer Academy Program


    Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
    Total Enrolment: 1827


    Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
    663604560


    Principal:
    Jim Simpson
    School Board Trustee: Judy Hehr
    CBE Ward: Ward 9
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area V
    Director (Area): Sydney Smith
    Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 2:05 p.m.

     

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