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Calgary Board of Education'

Calgary Board of Education schools have different levels of English as a Second Language classes, a full range of academic classes, interesting complimentary classes (options), and extra-curricular activities to suit most interests! Depending on the student’s English proficiency, international students can access the same regular academic classes (Math, Sciences, Social Studies, and English) as Canadian students. Students can also access the wide variety of complimentary courses offered at our schools. Some examples would be Fine Arts (such as Choir, Jazz Band, Music, Dance, Art, Drama, etc.) and Career and Technology Studies, (such as Cosmetology, Welding, Pre-Engineering, Graphic Design, Construction, Auto body, Mechanics, etc.), and Languages (such as French, Spanish, German). There are too many to name them all! Please see specific school websites (www.cbe.ab.ca) for more details regarding the courses and extra-curricular classes that each school offers.

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Calgary Catholic School District'

We are the largest publicly funded Catholic School District in Western Canada. All of our staff strive to uphold the district's mission: Living and Learning In Our Catholic Faith. The size of the district allows for a large dedicated support team, in addition to our qualified teaching staff, who ensure our International students receive the support required to master the English language.  Our large support team also includes interpreters and qualified staff who can support our International students with their emotional well-being, in addition to supports they receive for their academic success.  

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Canadian Rockies Public Schools'

 The Canadian Rockies Public Schools is located in the Rocky Mountain serving the communities of Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Exshaw and Kananaskis Country. International Program students use state-of-the-art technology to enhance learning. Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Technology courses use modern computer labs and fully equipped workshops. Our high quality academic programs are enhanced with a wide variety of programs in the arts, music, technology and sports. Our schools have fully equipped gymnasia with weight training facilities. Our physical and outdoor education programs utilize the community swimming pools, golf courses, curling rink and the Canadian Rockies for climbing, hiking and outdoor education. Extra-curricular activities include football, track and field, basketball, volleyball, outdoor education, hiking and camping, golf, curling and hockey.

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Edmonton Public Schools'

Edmonton Public Schools’ International Student Program welcomes and educates international students from around the world. We have over 25 years of experience in serving international students with comprehensive academic programming that includes a strong emphasis on preparation for university and post-secondary entrance. Our schools offer exciting choices in courses and activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of all of our students. In addition to the rigorous Alberta Curriculum, we offer an Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Students may receive credits for exceptional performance in this program that can be applied towards entry into post-secondary institutions worldwide. English as a Second Language (ESL) support is available at all levels; communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking are emphasized, as students are introduced to the rules and principles of the English language. Edmonton Public also offers a wide range of optional courses – students may choose from over 100 options based on their talents and interests. All of our international students are integrated into classrooms with Canadian peers.

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Golden Hills School Division'

Golden Hills School Division is located 25 minutes east of the beautiful city of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Canada. We value our diverse environments and the safe communities we are part of that are rich with culture and exceptional learning opportunities for international students. Many of the Golden Hills schools are amongst the best in Alberta, offering an outstanding Alberta education curriculum that is ranked amongst the best in the world and taught by outstanding Alberta government certified teachers. We also have one of the smaller student/teacher ratios in the province of Alberta. Our schools offer: high level academic study; English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (Alberta Benchmarks); and a wide variety of other opportunities in the areas of career and technology studies, the arts, and sports. Golden Hills also has three Christian schools and online learning. Golden Hills is the only public school division in Canada that offers dormitory facilities as well as a homestay program. Our dormitory leaders and homestay parents nurture and encourage students, while making their residence both a place they can call home and a sanctuary where they can relax and study. Our Accommodations Coordinators are always available to help and support our students, their parents, and homestay families. Golden Hills is a place where students experience success and growth with an education that will give them endless possibilities for their future.

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Red Deer Public Schools'

Red Public Schools has three high schools with modern facilities and equipment. The two high schools, because of their large size (1800 and 1400 students) offer a wide range of courses and programs. Specialized Programs include: International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Advanced Placement and Sports Excellence. There are also many, many courses to chose from, including Academic courses: Mathematics, English, English as a Second Language, Social Studies, Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to Option courses: Physical Education, Recreation Education, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, Animation, Computer Technology, Robotics, Motion Media, Photography, Communication Technology, Graphic Arts, Digital Video Production, Design Studies, Architecture, Financial Studies, Legal Studies, Programming, Web Design, Autobody, Fabrication, Construction, Mechanics, Cosmetology, Fashion, Foods, Sports and Medical Studies, Art, Band, Rock Band, Guitar, Choir, Dance, Drama, Leadership, and Psychology. Both schools offer very strong language programs including: French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools'

Red Deer Catholic Regional schools are public schools in Alberta. Our focus is on the student and our academic achievement levels are consistently at or above the provincial level in all subjects. Our international program is available for students from grade 8-12 unless the student is accompanied by a parent. We offer a strong academic program in a small, safe community in the province of Alberta, Canada. We offer the following:Complete Alberta Education High School Curriculum providing access to post secondary institutions from around the world.Advanced Placement Program (AP Program)English as a Second Language levels 1-5Second language courses in French and SpanishFrench Immersion Program from Grade 8-12.Sport Academy in golf, ice hockey, Fitness for Life, curling, baseball (please note there is an additional cost for the Sport Academies)Full range of extra curricular athletic and fine arts programs. Career courses including mechanics, cosmetology and construction.

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Palliser Regional Schools'

 Palliser Regional Schools International Student Program offers students from around the globe access to world-class learning opportunities set within the beauty and diversity of the Province of Alberta.Palliser’s focus on the individual student, expertise in second language learning and literacy, and high expectations for students and staff help produce some of the best academic results in the province, with high stakeholder satisfaction in our safe and caring learning environments, program options and student achievement.We offer full educational programming with small class sizes and homestay placement with caring families in our vibrant family-oriented communities. For more information on our program and our exceptional results, please visit www.palliserinternational.caSafe, caring schools and communitiesExpertise in literacy and teaching English as a second languageSmall class sizes and individual attention for studentsHome stay program co-ordinated in-house, to ensure a nurturing and caring family environment4 schools ranked in the top 100 high schools in Alberta, as published by the Fraser Institute 

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Medicine Hat Public School District'

Most of the students who come to the district are placed at Medicine Hat High School www.mhhs.ca which offers a wide variety of classes and programs to choose from. Math is offered at the AP level as well as high academic workloads in all other cores. An exceptional Fine Arts and Second Language program as well as a strong athletic background. The school offers the Registered Apprentice Program in its Trades Programs.

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Livingstone Range School Division'

Livingstone Range Schools International Program is designed to meet the individual needs of each student that attends its schools. Students who choose to come to our schools will experience high quality academics, caring teachers, safe communities, access to a variety of sports, arts and outdoor activities. Programs are designed to fit each students needs and allows the development of English language competencies while studying in a regular Alberta classroom. Students have the opportunity to explore and expand their interests by participating in a wide variety of elective programs as well as academic classes. Livingstone Range Schools will help the international students set individual goals and then provide the support and programs to meet the goals. Assistance with exploring post-secondary programs is available to all of our students and tours of local post-secondary institutes are arranged for all that are interested.Students interested in developing their English language abilities and competencies while studying the full Alberta curriculum in a safe, caring environment will find themselves at home and succeeding in Livingstone Range Schools.

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Lethbridge School District'

Our high schools provide comprehensive programming with a strong academic focus. We offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, which are ideal for strong academic students wanting advanced preparation for university studies. In addition, we offer a wide breadth of programs including excellent fine arts programs in dance, visual arts, drama, and instrumental and choral music. Our technology studies programs have the latest in cutting edge equipment and teachers utilize the most up-to-date technologies for providing 21st Century classroom instruction. Our schools offer many optional courses such as second languages (French, German, Spanish and introductory Japanese), Food Studies, Fashion Studies, Design Studies, Construction Technologies, Financial Management and Legal Studies. Our students enjoy having a lot of choice in their programming! We welcome international students! We offer you extra support by providing an orientation to your new school, assigning an administrator in each school to assist you, assigning for you a teacher-advisor who will take personal interest in your program and well-being, and we have a district level administrator to ensure you have the best possible experience. You receive English language support if required. We host special social events and field trips. We strive to help you reach your goals whether you are here for a cultural experience, to improve your English language skills, or to better prepare you for entrance to a Canadian University. Our schools are modern, clean and safe, and they offer you a warm and friendly place to study in Canada! 

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Horizon School Division'

 Horizon School Division is continually recognized for its innovative programming and excellent academic results. Our International Education program is designed to provide individual attention and the opportunity for students to reach personal goals. Students who attend Horizon will enjoy safe and caring communities, modern facilities, schools with advanced technology, excellent teachers and a variety of programs. Depending on the school, we offer elite sports academies, fine arts, practical arts, trades, advanced technology and excellent academics. Programs are designed to fit the learner’s needs while building English language competencies and exploring the Alberta and Canadian cultures. Horizon School Division also offers a baseball academy in Vauxhall and a girls' hockey school in the community of Warner.

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Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division'

Holy Spirit Catholic Schools welcome students from around the world. We are committed to honouring diversity and providing a safe, caring environment for students of all faiths. Holy Spirit International Student services will work with the school of your choice to provide a program designed to meet your needs as an English language learner.Our commitment to excellence in education is evident in our schools where you will see academic programs and co-curricular activities designed to shape engaged, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. All classrooms in our 15 publicly funded schools are fully equipped with advanced technology to meet the needs of today’s students. Our graduates earn the Alberta High School Diploma, which is recognized by universities, technical institutes and colleges in Canada, the United States and around the world. Our programming includes:Advanced Placement ProgramEnglish as a Second LanguagePre-EngineeringScience & InquirySports Medicine & Sports PerformanceNew MediaFine ArtsFrench ImmersionSecond Language courses in French, Spanish & JapaneseMusical TheatreWe also offer various academies to all students (some are at an additional cost):Hockey AcademySoccer AcademyMusic AcademyFine-Arts Academy

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Grande Yellowhead Public School Division'

All High Schools in Grande Yellowhead offer a full program of core subjects and numerous options of interest. Students are well prepared for entrance to universities, colleges and technical schools following graduation. Our students benefit from our great location, with schools in and near the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, as we partner with Jasper National Park to offer a variety of Outdoor Education courses. Popular courses including Winter Travel ( skiing, cross country, snoeshoeing, avalanche safety, GPS instruction), Wild Life Studies and Stewardship of a Canadian National Park.Students receive instruction in the mountains at the Palisades Learning Center, which has excellent on site dormitories, and qualified Parks Canada Staff to assist with instruction. Three High Schools offer French Immersion Programs, and we offer several other languages including Spanish and Japanese. Our Fine Arts programs include Drama, Concert Band, Art and one school boasts a Rock Band Program. Our High Schools have cutting edge technology with well equiped computer labs offering technology classes. All high schools have Food Studies and Fashion Labs and Industrial Education Labs. One school has an ELITE Program offering a range of training for the Trades including mechanics, welding, and fabrication studies. Grande Yellowhead offers something unique for International Students- a chance to attend excellent ,small, safe, rural High Schools, in a beautiful location in Alberta.

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Edmonton Catholic Schools'

The Edmonton Catholic School District provides high quality education in a faith based learning environment. We welcome students from all over the world and embrace all faiths. With exceptionally well trained teachers and a strong commitment to individual achievement and success, our goal is to inspire students to learn and to prepare them to live fully as global citizens.At Edmonton Catholic Schools, we boast a reputation of academic excellence and student support. Our students consistently do well on provincial exams and many go onto post secondary studies. We have a superb international student program that includes English as a Second Language support for all grade levels. International advisors at school work closely with students to ensure their academic, social and emotional needs are taken care of. Each high school student is set up with an educational plan and goals are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure success.Our programming follows the prestigious Alberta curriculum. International Students have a variety of programs to choose from including Academic Program, English as a Second Language Program (ESL), Short Term Program, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Advanced placement (AP), Sports Program (Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, Golf) and Fine Arts Program (Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance). For more information, please check out our website at www.ecsd.net/international.

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Battle River School Division'

Battle River School Division provides high quality learning experiences for all of its students. With excellent achievement results, the students in our school division consistently earn above average marks on provincial exams. Our high school completion rate is high and schools offer a range of academic, fine art, athletic, leadership and extracurricular programs. Our schools are modern and have up to date facilities with fully equipped computer labs, science labs, gymnasiums, and other specialized facilities.

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