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William Aberhart High School: 

William Aberhart High School High School Transition Information Presented by Student Services Department

How is Senior High different from Junior High School? : 

How is Senior High different from Junior High School? Personal Freedom Teachers Studying Testing Grades

Personal Freedom: 

Personal Freedom High school students are young adults. They are old enough to accept responsibility for – and the consequences of - what they do (or don't do). Students must learn to manage their time. Students decide whether they can balance extracurricular activities with their academics. Students must balance their responsibilities and set priorities.

Teachers . . . .: 

Teachers . . . . are open and helpful. Students are expected to initiate contact if they need assistance. want students to attend their scheduled tutorials. may not always check completed homework, but they will assume students can perform the same tasks on tests.

Teachers . . . . : 

Teachers . . . . expect students to get work missed from classmates. expect students to regularly consult the course outline. It details the expectations of students, course content, and how students will be graded in the course.


Studying Students should be prepared to study at least 1 to 2 hours a night per core subject. Assigned reading and writing may not be directly addressed in class. Students need to review course material regularly.


Testing is usually scheduled without regard to the demands of other courses or outside activities. grades are based primarily on tests and major projects, rather than homework and small assignments. students need to develop skills in writing various types of tests.


Grades may not be given for all assigned work, especially homework. of 60% are recommended to continue in a particular level. of less than 50% = 0 credits and the student repeats the course.

Parent Involvement: 

Parent Involvement Stay connected! Student progress reports Parent /Teacher/ Student conferences Communication between the school and the home (Course outlines, Student Agenda, Newsletters, Automated call outs, contact teachers) School Council

Parent Involvement: 

Parent Involvement Help your teen plan for success: Take an active role in the course choices. Read and discuss the Agenda Book with your teen. Encourage your teen to become involved in the school. Understand that it may take your teen several weeks or months to get used to high school. Continue to encourage responsibility and organizational skills in your teen. Provide support by accessing available resources if your child experiences difficulty.

Basic High School Information: 

Basic High School Information Semesters: 2 per year, students take 4 courses each semester Course Credit: 5 credit courses 3 credit courses 1 credit courses(CTS) Aberhart Course Selection: Each student is expected to complete his/her HS diploma in 3 years. Grade 10 - 40 credits (8 5 credit courses) Grade 11 – 35 credits (7 5credit courses) Grade 12 – 30 credits (6 5 credit courses)


Course Sequence: Academic courses numbered 10, 20, 30 or 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 lead to university entrance Academic courses numbered 10-2, 20-2, 30-2,or 13, 23, 33 or 14, 24 lead to many college and technical programs. Course Prerequisites: A student must obtain a standing of 50% or higher in order to proceed to the next higher level course in any sequence; however 60% is recommended.

Alberta High School Diploma : 

Alberta High School Diploma To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must: Earn a minimum of 100 credits including the following courses: English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 Social Studies 30 or 33 Mathematics 20 or 24 Science 24 or Science 20 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 Physical Education 10 (3 credits) Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 (3 Credits) 10 credits, in any combination, from: Career andamp; Technology Studies (CTS) or Fine Arts or Second Languages or Physical Education 20, Physical Education 30 or Locally developed/acquired andamp; authorized courses in CTS, Fine Arts or Second Languages 10 credits in any Grade 12 course(s) in addition to English 30-1/30-2 and Social Studies 30/33

Grade 10 Course Registration: 

Grade 10 Course Registration Courses for Grade 10 students will be chosen based on the student’s achievement in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science in Grade 9. William Aberhart will only accept those registrations of students whose program has been approved by their junior high school. Please note that course changes may be made if the student’s marks differ between registration time and June. Junior high counsellors will inform us of changes.

Grade 10 Core Course Selection: 

Grade 10 Core Course Selection

Pure Math 10 : 

Pure Math 10 This semester, 13 of 148 students enrolled did not meet the prerequisite of 70% Final Marks: Pass (4) Fail (9) 55 25 25 55 36 40 59 43 44 60 45 45 45

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: 

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses AP Courses offered at William Aberhart High School: BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY ENGLISH FRENCH LANGUAGE ARTS PHYSICS POLITICAL SCIENCE A score of 4 or 5 (out of 5) is usually accepted by universities as a credential for either course credit or advanced placement into a senior level course.

Registration Timeline: 

Registration Timeline February – March: Course selection and registration through the junior high counsellors. May – June: Course verifications sent to junior high counsellors. Opportunity to request core subject and option changes. August: Timetables mailed home. Limited opportunity for changes.


Our Registration Guide and this PowerPoint program will be posted on Aberhart’s website:

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