Welcome to Westmount Mid-High Admissions

Thank you for considering Westmount Charter School’s Mid-High Campus. We offer a congregated setting for students who are gifted. To apply to our campus, your child must have completed a Psychological Assessment indicating your child is gifted and it must be current (within the past 3-5 years). Each grade 5-12 applicant is considered with great care. Please review this Admissions page thoroughly, to understand what we look for in our admissions process. Note that the Mid-High application dates and process are significantly different from the Elementary application dates and process.

Grade 5-12 Application Checklist

Complete applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted electronically starting 9:00 AM September 15, 2023, until 3:00 PM January 31, 2024.

Please do not call the office to find out the status of your application. We will contact applicants by email if they are being considered for an available spot.

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The issue with sibling applications has been resolved. if you are applying for the sibling of a current WCS student, please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and select Application > Add Student and then complete and submit your application form.

  • We held a Mid High Information Night on November 24, 2022 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for people interested in joining our Westmount Mid High campus for the 2023-24 school year
  • Information presented provided an overview of student programming at the Westmount Mid High Campus (Grades 5 -12).  This presentation was intended for families with new prospective students to Westmount. If you were unable to attend this event, here is a link to the 22/23 Virtual Open House.

**Please note that our new Registration system is PowerSchool Enrollment and we are no longer accepting applications through SchoolEngage.

Last updated September 19, 2023

Before You Apply:

Please review the steps below.

HOW DO I?

To apply to Westmount Charter Mid-High (Grades 5-12), you must first review all admissions pages thoroughly.  Once you are certain that your child has all of the requirements and documentation required for application.

Please be sure to have all relevant documents scanned into .PDF format prior to beginning the application process.

Click on the Proceed to Applications button  on this page to proceed with your application.  Note that there will be instructions on the Applications page on how to apply to Westmount Charter School through our SchoolEngage System. Please read all instructions carefully before proceeding with your application. 

Each year, we are able to offer approximately 10-12 spaces in grade 5 only. These spaces only become available at this grade level to accommodate for the increase in class sizes from the elementary campus to the mid-high campus.  As in the past several years, we anticipate extremely limited space for grade 6-8 (less than 2 spaces per grade). You are welcome to apply, but we will not know of possible availability until our current students have re-registered in the Spring.  If everyone re-registers, there will be no spaces to offer.

We are usually able to offer a few spaces to grade 9 and 10 applicants. Space availability is dependent on the current grade 8 and 9 enrollment numbers and the proposed programming plans for the upcoming school year. Once our current students have re-registered for grade 9 and 10 we can finalize our high school programming numbers and proceed with offers to new applicants.

The Westmount Mid-High Campus is planning an Open House November 24, 2022We be discussing our Middle school and High school programs and the application process during this meeting for families who are new to Westmount. This is not intended to be a transition meeting. Information will come late for our current families.

There is typically a grade 9 into 10 transition evening for our current grade 9 students who require further information about the grade 10 high school programming. Families who are new to Westmount, wishing to apply for grade 10 should plan to attend the information night in November 2022.

Students who have been accepted to our program for the 2023 – 2024 school year will be invited individually to an orientation event in August 2023 prior to the start of school.

We are unable to offer private tours as it is simply too interruptive to our program and staff.

It is recommended that you consult your physician or go to the following website for a list of Calgary psychologists: http://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/Psychologists/Calgary+AB

Our students come from all over Calgary and the surrounding areas; you do not need to live near the school to attend. We have 12 school bus routes that provide transportation to Westmount at an additional cost to the family.

We accept the WISC-V, WAIS-IV, and the Stanford Binet. In order to meet our admission requirements, we are looking for a minimum FSIQ and/or GAI of 130 (+/- 5) on a WISC or a minimum FSIQ of 125 (+/- 5) on a Stanford Binet. Cognitive Assessments should be no older than 3-5 years.

If your child has had further or more in-depth assessment done, or is a diagnosed twice-exceptional learner, all information should be provided to ensure a complete student profile. Out of country testing must also be a standardized cognitive assessment and should be normed according to the country in which the child is residing.

We do not maintain a waitlist from year to year. Every year we anticipate limited space to offer at the mid-high campus. Any applicants we are not able offer space to are placed onto a temporary waitlist until the end of September of that particular school year. If we are not able to offer space at the end of that time period, the waitlist is dissolved and the applications are archived. Applicants are asked to re-apply if they are still interested in Westmount in future years. It sometimes may take a few years for a student to be successful in being offered a space. Our process is not first-come, first-served.