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If your child is a not a Canadian citizen, you must contact CBE’s Welcome Centre at 403-817-7789 or welcome@cbe.ab.ca for registration instructions.

2022-2023 School Year

Applications for the 2022-23 school year opens on January 17, 2022

Parents must attend an open house and/or view an informational presentation. For details please visit your desired school’s website.

For language programs, prior language experience is not required for registration and parents do not need to know the language.

Alternative Programs Registration Process

Kindergarten - Grade 9
Students New to the CBE & Currently Enrolled

1

Submission Deadline
Feb. 15, 2022
by 12:00 PM

Complete and Email an Alternative Program Expression of Interest form, including a proof of address to the designated alternative program school.

Expression of Interest Form


Lottery draws for schools with a program (regular, alternative) at capacity will take place Feb. 16, 2022.

Check This List

To see if your child is to attend a designated school that is in lottery status.

Alternative program schools not in a lottery may extend this date to continue to accept registrations.

 

2

Feb. 25, 2022

School informs the parent / legal guardian if there is space in the program for their child.

Schools at this time will provide parents / legal guardians with all forms they are required to complete.

 

3

Mar. 11, 2022

Last day for the parent / legal guardian to inform the school whether or not they will be accepting the offer.

*Students can only be registered at one school

Grade 10 - 12 Students

1

Registration Begins
Jan. 17, 2022

​​For New CBE Students

Register Online
SchoolEngage


For Current CBE Students

Proceed to Step 2​.​


 

2

Feb. 1 - Mar. 15,
2022

Out of Boundary Students

Online Transfer Form


All Students

Complete and Email one of the forms below, including a proof of address to the designated alternative program school.

Languages Expression of Interest FormInternational-Baccalaureate (IB)
Expression of Interest Form

 

3

April 4, 2022

School informs the parent / legal guardian of acceptance into the program.

Schools at this time will provide parents / legal guardians with all forms they are required to complete.

 

4

April 14, 2022

Last day for the parent / legal guardian to inform the school whether or not they will be accepting the offer.

*If a student is not accepted they will be automatically designated to the regular program high school.

Expression of Interest

An Expressions of Interest is required for consideration to attend an alternative program in CBE. For information about child / student registration and priority lists view:

Administrative Regulation 6090
Child and Student Registration and Admission

Completing an Expression of Interest does not guarantee acceptance into an alternative program.

Registration will not occur until a family receives an offer of acceptance and an invitation to register.

Acceptance into a kindergarten program does not guarantee registration in Grade 1.

If You Are Not Accepted into an Alternative Program

If you do not get accepted into an alternative program you will not be automatically enrolled in your designated school for the regular program.

You must apply for the regular program after receiving notice that you have not been accepted.

Students New to the CBE


For questions about your regular designated school’s current enrollment numbers, please contact the school directly. ​

Transp​ortation

Visit the Transportation for Alternative Programs page for important information on transportation options.

Parents will want to carefully consider the transportation services to and from the alternative program they want to enrol their child in.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


What is an Alternative Program?

An alternative education program emphasizes a particular language, culture, religion or subject matter or uses a particular teaching philosophy.

View our Program Options


Health Emergency

During a health emergency when access to school building​s is being limited for everyone's safety, please follow the Registration instructions outlined for the Registration Process for Canadian Citizens

 
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