Thank you to our parents who have made us aware of a story currently in the local news regarding threats made to Calgary schools today. We are including the link to CBC Calgary news. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/swatting-calgary-police-hoax-schools-1.5377736. We will continue to be vigilant at both campuses, however this time, we will follow the lead of the Calgary Police Service who do not [...]
Congratulations to the Purple House for winning the house challenge "Chains of Fairness" competition and well done to everyone who added a link to their house chain!
The Government of Alberta Transition Planning Guide: Career and Education Planning for Students with Disabilities
The following guides offer practical ideas and resources to help parents support their teens as they explore career options and make informed career decisions. https://alis.alberta.ca/media/698312/change-transitions.pdf https://alis.alberta.ca/media/698505/careercoach.pdf
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Grade 8 and 9 current Westmount students and their families, as well as students aspiring to attend Westmount Senior High School, are invited to attend our High School Open House. The evening will provide an overview of our high school program, with opportunities to hear from our students and parents about “Why Westmount?” In addition, participants will [...]
Dear Parents/Guardians, The government has committed to bring forward a Choice in Education Act. This proposed Act will affirm parents’ rights as primary decision-makers in their child’s education, and support choice. The proposed Act will focus on affirming and supporting choice within the existing education framework. This is not a discussion about changing the fundamental structures or governance of Alberta’s [...]
The 2020-2021 Approved Westmount School Calendar has now been posted to the website and may be found here: https://www.westmountcharter.com/parents/year-at-a-glance-calendars/
From November 25 – 29, sign-up sheets for Grade 1, 2, 3, and 4 students who are interested in participating in a Spelling Bee will be on the clubs board.
ADLC: Alberta Distance Learning Centre https://www.adlc.ca/ Thinking of taking an extra course on-line via ADLC? Please note that ADLC has made policy changes that may impact decisions around taking courses via ADLC. Timelines and submission deadlines have become rather firm in support of consistent student work. Know the facts before you commit!
University Scholarship / Bursary applications are mostly around December 1st, 2019. Please check individual school websites for school-specific Scholarships and Bursary deadlines. Did you know that the majority of Canadian universities / colleges have robust bursary programs? What’s a bursary you ask? A bursary is a monetary award made by an institution to individuals or groups of people who cannot afford to [...]
Effective September 2020, the Alberta Ministry of Education has indicated that courses that are taken at Blyth Academy International or MEI International as part of their summer offerings will no longer be accepted for credits towards an Alberta High School diploma. Courses / international excursions that are taken in the summer of 2020 will still qualify for credits. For more [...]
I have/had accommodations in high school. How do I get accommodations at University / College? For most academic institutions, students must register with Accessibility Services at the respective post-secondary school and provide appropriate documentation of their learning need(s), after receiving an offer of admission. For students attending post-secondary schools in the fall of 2020, meetings and coordination with Accessibility Services [...]