Student and Parent Information
Learning will open doors to opportunity as you take advantage of Alberta's education system. You can find tools and resources to help you achieve your educational goals within this website. Consider the benefits of working together with your parents, teachers and classmates in preparing yourself for future learning and career opportunities.
- Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS). There are many opportunities to learn about your future and assist you with paying for a post secondary education.
- Career Planning Resources. The Student Learning–Career Information Booklet and Planners are helpful tools for Alberta's secondary school teachers and guidance counselors as they work with students, parents and other key partners to help students move through the career planning process.
- High School Transcripts- Information for high school transcripts, statement of courses, marks and Diploma examination rewrites.
- Role of the Student. Know your rights and responsibilities. Advocate for a quality education.
We want to help you with your dreams and expectations for your family. We believe that a Christian education grounded in individual student success helps develop healthy communities and families. We are pleased to offer many opportunities for our families:
- Accident Insurance
- Additional Parent Resources
- Catholic Family Services
- Early Learning
- Eye See, I Learn Program: School Eye Exams
- Expectations of a Catholic Graduate
- Inclusive Education
- School Boundaries
- Student Registration & Kindergarten Registration
- PowerSchool Parent Portal
- Report Card
Family Resources & Programs we offer:
Band (Grades 4-12):
Beginning to experienced artists can participate in our school's Wind Ensemble, Jazz, & Concert Band.
Celtic Sports Academy (Grade 4-12): Website
Multi-Sport. Pursue your passion 2 days/week & explore other sports during Enhancement Days (1x per week).
International assessment to certify your son/daughter in the French Language through the Ministry in France. DELF assessments are available for French as a Second Language students and Immersion students.
Dual Credit: Website
High school students can earn both high school and college credits for the same course. The credits earned count as credit toward a student’s high school diploma or certificate and post-secondary credits that are recorded on their post-secondary transcript. Students will receive a transcript from each institution upon the completion of the course or term.
Early Literacy & Literacy Intervention (Grades 1-8):
Intervention program during school hours that meets the needs of struggling readers.
French Immersion (PreK-12): Website
St Gérard is the Pre-K to 7 French Immersion Centre, and St. John Paul II/Faculté Jean-Paul II is the French Immersion Campus for Grade 8-12*. Grade 12 currently at St. Joseph Catholic High School. French Immersion will be phased out of St. Joseph Catholic High School in 2020-2021.
Grade 8-9 Families and Grade 10-12 Colleges (St. Joe's and St. John Paul II/Faculté Jean-Paul II):
Worried about your son/daughter transitioning to the big high school? We now contain the Grade 8 and 9 students in "Families" as a means to better build relationships and transition students. The Family unit allows a more successful transition experience & integration with boundaries. "Colleges" prepare students for post-secondary.
High School Re-Design:
St. Joe’s and St. John Paul II create highly student-centered, personalized classroom environments. This approach improves student engagement, student achievement, and personalizes the educational experience.
Integrated Fine Arts Education (PreK-7):
Available at St. Catherine Catholic School. Explore individual artistic abilities and discover music, drama, dance & visual art.
Montessori (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6): Website
Learn the Alberta curriculum through a Montessori approach.
Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 2.5 to 5):
Early Learning program in our city schools (École St. Gérard, St. Clement, St. Kateri, Holy Cross, and St. Catherine) and in our rural schools (St. Mary's Sexsmith, Ste. Marie Spirit River, St. Mary Beaverlodge).
Registered Apprenticeship Program and Student Work Experience: Website
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an apprenticeship program for senior high school students 15 years of age or older. RAP students are both full-time students and registered apprentices, and must be actively working toward the completion of senior high school. RAP students take courses such as English language arts, social studies, science, mathematics and other complementary courses to meet the requirements for either an Alberta High School Diploma or a Certificate of High School Achievement.
Service & Social Justice:
Each High School has a student run Social Justice organization and youth volunteering programs.
YMCA KinderCare: Website
St. Kateri, École St. Gérard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculté Jean-Paul II. Run by YMCA on days when Kindergarten is not in session.
YMCA After School Care K-6: Website
YMCA (St. Kateri, École St. Gérard, Mother Teresa, Holy Cross, St. Catherine, and St. John Paul II/Faculté Jean-Paul II).