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.

We are now taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Applications and all supporting documents will be submitted online. The deadline to submit applications is February 26, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

*For the 2021-22 school year we anticipate having more than the usual number of spots available at the grade 7 level.

Click the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page to apply.

To Prepare your Documentation and Submit your Online Application

Supporting documents must accompany your online application. Please scan your documents as PDF files and reduce file size where possible.  It is important to name your digital files using the naming convention studentlastname_studentfirstname_document type.pdf   Example: studentlastname_studentfirstname_permanentresidencycard.pdf

  1. Download and complete the Parent Inventory for Finding Potential (PIP).  Scan the file to a PDF format. You will upload this file during the application process.
  2. Create digital copies (PDF format) of the accompanying documentation for your application:
    • Psycho-Educational Assessment (Required), Birth Certificate (Required), copy of Current Grades (Required) and any additional documentation such as immigration paperwork, Social/behavioural assessment summary documents or IPP’s in PDF format.
  3. Download the TILS form (Teacher Inventory of Learning Strengths), or provide the document link to the individual completing the form. This form can be completed by your child’s teacher, coach, or community member who understands your son or daughter. If these individuals are unavailable, please write N/A on the TILS, and upload a digital copy with your application.
  4. Click the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page to load the new, Online Application Package for the Westmount Charter Mid-High School.
  5. Complete the online application package. You will be required to upload all of your accompanying documentation into the form. Make sure you click SUBMIT at the end of the application to submit your application and files.

Please review Grade 5-12 Application Process page, step 4, for more information about required accompanying documentation.

If you do not have a current (completed in the last 3-5 years) Psycho-Educational Assessment on hand for your student, you will not be able to submit an application.

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 this admissions page thoroughly.  Once you are certain that your child has all of the requirements and documentation required for application.  Click on the Apply Now button on this page for the Application Package.  Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year.

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 accomodate 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 finalizing our high school programming numbers and proceed with offers to new applicants.

We anticipate having spots available in Grade 7 for the 2021-2022 school year.

We have chosen not to offer open houses as we do not anticipate much movement for the upcoming school year. If we find we have a few spaces to offer for the next school year, we will offer a group tour to those families prior to asking them for a decision on whether they wish to accept their offer.

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 only, may attend this event.

**Due to COVID-19, all in-person gatherings are suspended until further notice.

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.