International Students Program
Canadian Rockies Public Schools are located in Alberta’s picturesque Bow Valley approximately one hour’s drive from the City of Calgary and the Calgary International Airport. Calgary Airport is the closest airport serving the area.
Students who love the outdoors and natural areas will love our location and our mountain lifestyle. We are also rich in art and culture, making our area a sought after destination for students from around the world.
Schools available to our international students are located in both the Town of Banff (Banff Community High School) and the Town of Canmore (Canmore Collegiate High School).
EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students are offered a challenging and enriching education program. Students are offered a wide range of academic and elective courses as well as the opportunity to participate in year round sports and outdoor education programs. Student will receive English as a Second Language support and be fully integrated into Canadian student and family life.
International students who obtain an Alberta High School Diploma will be prepared to seek admission in a post secondary studies program.
All students in the academic studies program receive high quality instruction from certified Alberta teachers. The goal of each teacher is to help students achieve their maximum potential. Our staff provides a safe, structured academic environment while providing personalized support for each students' needs.
Students will stay with Canadian families and experience day-to-day living in a caring a supportive environment. Students have private rooms in their home-stay and are expected to participate in the daily life of the family and community.
OUR INTERNATIONAL Program
Canmore Collegiate High School offers a full range of courses and programs for students from grades 9 to 12. All students have the opportunity to register in a program of studies, which will enhance learning and develop the necessary skills for the future.
Each individual who registers at CCHS is encouraged to pursue his or her personal interests by actively participating in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and by choosing optional interest courses as part of their program of study. The variety of educational opportunities offered at CCHS can provide for the academic and personal growth, which are so vital to a well-rounded education.
- Academic: Grade IX Academic and Option Program, Alberta High School Diploma, Alberta High School Certificate of Achievement
- Career and Technology Studies: Mechanics, Woodworking, Media Design
- Work Place Transition: Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Drama & Music (Band)
- Physical and Outdoor Education
- Grade 9 French Immersion
- ESL: English as A Second Language Class
We also hope that you will participate in the extra–curricular activities offered at CCHS. The more you put into your high school years, the more you will get out of them. The following is a sample of clubs and extracurricular activities at every grade:
Athletic Teams: Cross-Country Running, Volleyball, Basketball, Football (American), Football/Soccer, Track & Field, Cheer Team, Rugby and Jazz Band.
Clubs: Be the Change Club, Green Club, International Language Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Travel Club, Social Justice Club, Canoe Building Club, Musical Choir, Games Club and a full Intramural Sports Program.
In addition to these we offer the following school trips: (Not offered every year)
- Salts: The Sail & Life Training Society in Victoria, British Columbia.
- Bamfield: Marine Biology studies on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
- Habitat For Humanity: Travel to Honduras to help build homes for the people in that country.
At Canmore Collegiate you may choose courses which fit your goals and aspirations. Every effort will be made to ensure that you have a rewarding and enjoyable year.