The provincial government has announced funding for the Highlands school project. The funding will be used to honour the concept determined during the 2014-15 community consultations:
Arts Core Education
Welcome to an amazing year of exploration, growth and discovery. We are so excited to be the first Arts Core Junior High School in Edmonton. With this designation our commitment is to allow students to articulate their knowledge of curricular outcomes in a variety of creative languages. Each student will be given the opportunity to increase their skills in a number of art disciplines and in turn use those skills to enhance their understandings of core curricular outcomes. We expect that each student will prepare themselves for the best possible chance at success by attending school regularly, and on time. Whether in or out of class, students will show respect, responsibility and pride in the school, for the sake of their own learning as well as the learning of others. All adults in the building will demonstrate respect toward the students and their learning, taking responsibility and having pride in our school community. We expect that parents, families and the community will also support the learning, and show respect, responsibility and pride in our school.
For over a century, Highlands has had a tradition of serving the students and families of Edmonton’s Upper-East Side. Our dedicated staff continues to uphold this tradition by working collaboratively with students, families and the community.
In this package, you will find a great deal of information about our school. Students and parents should go over the information, and if anything is unclear, please ask. We all share the same goal – to end up with competent, capable and connected citizens. We commit to providing a safe, secure environment which will enable all of our students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, artisticly and culturally.
We all look forward to an exciting year, full of positive relationships and learning. Every one of us will work to get the most out of each day, each week and each month to ensure that all students will complete high school, and then be in a position to step out and take their places in the world.
We are looking forward to a fantasic year.