Charles P. Allen High School

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Charles P. Allen High School
200 Innovation Drive
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4B 0G4
Coordinates 44°44′49″N 63°38′18″W / 44.74694°N 63.63833°W / 44.74694; -63.63833Coordinates: 44°44′49″N 63°38′18″W / 44.74694°N 63.63833°W / 44.74694; -63.63833
School type High school
Motto "Striving for Excellence"
School board Halifax Regional School Board
Area trustee Beth Pye
School number HRSB ID:183
Nova Scotia ID:358
Principal Stephanie Bird
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1,323 (2015).[1]
Language English, French immersion
Colour(s) Royal blue      and white     
Mascot Cheetah
Team name Cheetahs

Charles P. Allen High School is a senior high school located in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.

School teams[edit]

CPA has teams that participate in:

All of the schools sports teams are called the "Cheetahs". C. P. Allen High is a member of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

Mascot and school colours[edit]

The mascot of Charles P. Allen High is the Cheetah. In the new building, there is a large student-made cheetah mosaic on the floor of the main hallway. The school's team colours are blue and white.

The International Baccalaureate Programme[edit]

Charles P. Allen has been an IB World School since 2007. IB Students at Charles P. Allen can take courses that include English HL/SL, French B HL, French B SL, Spanish B ab initio, Economics HL/SL, Environmental Systems & Societies SL, History HL/SL, History SL (available only in French), Biology HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Physics HL/SL, Math Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Theatre HL/SL, Music HL/SL, Visual Arts HL/SL & Theory of Knowledge. The IB Diploma Prep (DP)/Pre-IB is also available for Grade Ten students.[2]

The Cheetah Spot[edit]

The Cheetah Spot is a school store located behind the kitchen in the cafetorium. It sells 'Cheetahwear', school clothing, and other school merchandise.

Enrollment history[edit]

  • September 30, 2016: 1323 Students
  • September 30, 2015: 1323 Students
  • September 30, 2014: 1345 Students
  • September 30, 2013: 1331 Students
  • September 30, 2012: 1294 Students
  • September 30, 2011: 1268 Students
  • September 30, 2010: 1215 students
  • September 30, 2009: 1188 students
  • September 30, 2008: 1172 students
  • September 30, 2007: 1122 students
  • September 30, 2006: 1087 students
  • September 30, 2005: 1043 students
  • September 30, 2004: 1071 students
  • September 30, 2003: 1043 students
  • September 30, 2002: 1012 students
  • September 30, 2001: 979 students[3]

New Charles P. Allen High School[edit]

In April 2009, the Minister of Education announced a new high school would be built in Bedford to replace Charles P. Allen High School. The new Charles P. Allen opened in September 2013. The new building is located at 200 Innovation Drive in Bedford. The building features an enhanced cafetorium, student lounge, over 50 learning spaces and 2 gymnasiums, one of which is part of the community centre in the building. Outside the school, there is a full-size artificial turf sports field with stadium lighting. The building is built to be energy efficient and meets LEED Gold specifications.

New Charles P. Allen High School under construction on Innovation Drive


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