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Is the Science Program the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • a love of science

  • a desire to engage in and dialogue about how the world works, comfort in learning through the perspective of science and prefers direct contact with phenomena (i.e. enjoys hands on exploration)

  • an ability to take initiative

  • adaptability to various learning environments

  • A passion and resiliency for learning in outdoor environments

  • a willingness to conform to uniform regulations, where expected

  • a willingness to participate in extensive off-site field studies

Characteristics of a Science Program

  • Using the Alberta Education Science Program of Study to drive integrated curriculum, fostering curiosity

  • Fostering critical thinking skills and problem-solving based on science and technology perspectives

  • Students develop scientific literacy (skills of observation and documentation, measurement, prediction, analysis, synthesis of data)

  • Opportunities for co-construction of knowledge and understanding through the perspective of science

  • Frequent field study to enhance science topics and inquiries

  • Engaging in study of the natural world of the schoolyard and community

  • Connecting with experts in the field of science and technology

  • Having opportunity to participate in science extracurricular opportunities to enrich learning

  • Consistent participation in regular field studies that provide opportunities for problem-solving, knowledge acquisition, and service through a scientific lens

  • Instructional focus on inquiry, experiential learning and integrated project work

  • 10-20 field studies per year for each student, parents are required to volunteer for a minimum of 3 field studies per registered student

  • Additional fees will be assessed for each student per year to cover the cost of field studies (past costs have been up to $200.00)

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​.​
  • 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​
Science Program Science Program


  • See Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students
  • Kindergarten = $100 (Field study)
  • Grade 1 to 9 = $200 (Field study)
  • Uniform (for applicable schools)


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.

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 'Science'.


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