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Arts-Centred Learning Program

​Is Arts-Centre Learning the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • an interest in and passion for the arts

  • initiative, imagination and ingenuity when engaging in a variety of creative processes to develop and explore ideas

  • the ability to thrive in a fast-paced rigorous program that extends beyond the basic curricular expectation

  • a willingness to take advantage of multiple learning opportunities offered through the arts

  • characteristics that honour and respect the creativity of peers

  • motivation and independence

  • the ability to work well in a variety of situations; collaboratively and independently

Characteristics of Arts-Centred Learning

  • Arts-focused inquiry integrating Alberta Education’s Programs of Study

  • Opportunities for co-constructing knowledge and understanding through the arts

  • Develop creative and critical thinking

  • Learning comes from the process as well as the product

  • Students represent their knowledge and understanding through the multiple perspectives found throughout the arts

  • Students learn to appreciate and critique their art and the art of others

  • Skill development in the arts is integrated throughout the curriculum using school and community resources

How to Register

  • Registration begins on the second Monday in January.​
  • Refer to your designated school’s website for any parent information session. Attend parent information session and/or view informational presentation.​​
  • Only completed packages will be accepted once registration begins.
  • Packages must be received by Tuesday at noon of the week of Teacher’s Convention.​ Note: Lottery​​ draws will take place the following day, if applicable.​
  • For families that are new to the CBE and not Canadian citizens​, please note you must first attend the CBE Welcome Centre for an initial assessment prior to registering for an Alternative Program.
Students New to CBE​
Students currently enrolled with CBE
Completed Student Registration Form ​Completed Transfer Request
Signed Parent Acknowledgement of Understanding for Alternative Program Registration  ​Signed Parent Acknowledgement of Understanding for Alternative Program Registration
Transportation Information​ Transportation Information​ ​
Arts-Centred Learning Arts-Centred Learning


  • See Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students

  • $75.00 resource fee to cover the cost of artists-in-residence and related learning materials.

  • Additional cost may be incurred for arts-related field trips, performances and other learning opportunities.


  • Please see Transportation for Alternative Programs​ for important information. Parents will want to carefully consider the transportation services to and from the alternative program they want to enrol their child in.

  • For middle and junior high students attending the Arts-Centred alternative program parents are responsible to ensure their children travel safely to and from congregated stops.

Find a School

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose.

Find your designated school with our find a school tool along with the school's contact information and website address. Be sure to use the drop down arrow for 'Program Options' to select 'Arts-Centred'.


 Contact Us

Clancy Evans
Specialist​ | ​Fine and Performing Arts

​t | 403-817-7600

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