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  • Welcome Back to School 2022-2023

    Please click here to review important information about our school start up.

    REGISTRATION

    Highlands School is full in planned classes in Grade 1 to 9 in the Arts Core program. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 1 to 9 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

     

    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 

    For the 2022-2023 school year, Highlands School will offer half-day Kindergarten as well as Full Day Kindergarten (FDK). If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, including students entering Kindergarten, you'll need to submit a new student registration package online. Highlands will start accepting new student registration packages for the next school year on February 1, 2022. Applying after 4 pm on April 14, 2022, may limit your options to schools with available space. Learn more about registration dates and deadlines.

    Who is eligible for Full Day Kindergarten?

    Following the close of registration at 4 pm on April 14, 2022, all resident Kindergarten children  who live within the boundaries on this map will be guaranteed admission into the Full Day Kindergarten class for the 2022-2023 school year. Any remaining spaces will be filled in the following order:

    • Resident Kindergarten children who live in the Highlands attendance area (but not within the boundaries on the map). 
    • Resident Kindergarten children who live outside the attendance area. 
    • Non-resident Kindergarten children.

    For any remaining spaces, if the number of applicants who want to attend the FDK program at the site exceeds the available space, new applicants will be chosen by random selection. More information on the random selection process and requirements can be found here

     

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  • Arts Core Education 7-9

    Arts Core Education 7-9

    Arts Core programming incorporates the visual and performing arts into everyday learning. Students explore their creativity and self-expression through art, music, dance and drama. 

    Goals: 

    • Enable all students to explore and communicate their understandings, feelings, and ideas in a variety of forms 
    • Develop higher level thinking skills (evaluating, expressing, problem solving, creating) through the use of integrated arts processes 
    • Develop artistic and academic skills 

    Benefits: 

    • Engages the senses, stimulates imagination and creativity and broadens student’s understanding of themselves, others, and the world that they live in 
    • Contributes significantly to the development of multiple intelligence 
    • Fosters cross-curricular understanding 
    • Encourages risk taking and provides opportunities to explore personal challenges in a safe environment 
    • Promotes thinking critically, creatively, and divergently 
    • Provides increased exposure to a wide range of artistic tools and processes 
    • Develops respect for individual, cultural and artistic diversity 
    • Builds awareness and appreciation of the arts 

    Program Delivery: 

    • Instruction that incorporates the arts into language arts, math, science and social studies 
    • Enriched study of art, music, drama and dance provided in individual classes 
    • Use of the arts to articulate understanding of learning outcomes 
    • Inclusion of guest speakers, artist-in-residences and arts-related field trips, and involvement of the local arts community

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Highlands School!

For over a century, Highlands has been serving the students and families of the Greater Highlands community. As we embark on a new journey together, our dedicated staff (new and continuing) will work collaboratively with students, families and the community to promote health and safety for all.   

I am so honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to be the principal of Highlands School. Like many of you, I have been part of this process since the beginning. I heard from many of you during consultations about your hopes and dreams for the new school community, including creating a new space that focuses on the arts, a school that is a true community hub and welcomes all students. It has been a deep learning experience, and my sincerest honour, to be part of building and creating the Highlands K-9 school that is almost ready to welcome students. In collaboration with the principals and staff at Montrose, Mount Royal and Highlands schools, we have collaborated in many areas to bridge the community building process.

I firmly believe that success for students starts with strong relationships, connections, and collaboration between students, staff, parents, community partnerships, and the greater school community. My previous school experience has included utilizing and supporting staff with a trauma-sensitive approach to educating youth. I also believe in arts programming and second language development. Therefore, we will continue to highlight their importance through programming and events at Highlands School. My experience also includes a universal approach to embedding Indigenous education into the curriculum and everyday school culture.

Moving forward, I am truly honoured to continue my career at Highlands School. To get the opportunity to lead and learn alongside a wonderful community during such a special project is humbling. I also believe it is critical to integrate the arts across the curriculum in authentic ways! Embedding arts with the curriculum is a gift and an excellent opportunity for student development, growth, and success; one student at a time! 

Our website is currently under review and we are gradually updating information. We encourage students and parents to familiarize themselves with this information. Please reach out anytime if you need clarification on the information provided. 

From the staff and I, we look forward to seeing and working with you all in the fall.

Yours in Partnership,

Laurie Caines,Principal