Rocky View Schools

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Rocky View Schools
Location
2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield
Canada
Coordinates 51°16′7″N 114°1′50″W / 51.26861°N 114.03056°W / 51.26861; -114.03056Coordinates: 51°16′7″N 114°1′50″W / 51.26861°N 114.03056°W / 51.26861; -114.03056
District information
Superintendent Greg Luterback
Chair of the board Colleen Munro
Schools 40
Students and staff
Students 17,000
Other information
Elected trustees Norma Lang, ward 1
Bev LaPeare, ward 2
Sylvia Eggerer, ward 3
Don Thomas, ward 3
Helen Clease, ward 4
Colleen Munro, ward 5
Bruce Pettigrew, ward 6
Website www.rockyview.ab.ca

Rocky View School Division No. 41 or Rocky View Schools (RVS) is the public school authority that serves Rocky View County in the province of Alberta. The region includes the communities and hamlets of Balzac, Bottrel, Bragg Creek, Cochrane Lake, Conrich, Elbow Valley, Dalemead, Dalroy, Delacour, Indus, Janet, Kathyrn, Keoma, Langdon, Madden, Shepard, the Bearspaw-Glendale area, and Springbank, the village of Beiseker, the towns of Cochrane, Crossfield, the City of Chestermere,[1]Airdrie, and small regions west, north and east of the City of Calgary.

The original boards' name was called Calgary Rural Schools Division #41,[2] then eventually changed to Rocky View Schools Division #41.

Size[edit]

The RVS serves approximately 17000 students with educational services from grades Kindergarten to Grade 12. The district operates forty schools in its jurisdiction.[3]

Governance[edit]

The Rocky View Schools Division is the fifth-largest school board in Alberta, and operates independently of its neighbouring Calgary school boards; Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District, but still operates under the direct authority of the provincial government of Alberta. The board consists of seven members who are elected every three years during municipal elections to represent seven urban and rural wards.

Special programs[edit]

The RVS offers a variety of special program to their students such as French Immersion, Christian Programs, Home Education and Outreach Campuses. The district board also recognises students and their families with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit heritage by providing support services and programs through Native Liaison Workers.

Senior high schools[edit]

In Alberta, a senior high school teaches grades 10-12. However, due to the population size of its district, rural schools often teach lower grades (Kindergarten to grade 9)

Name Address City/Town Grades
Beiseker Community School 415 - 2nd Ave - Box 357 Beiseker K-12
Bert Church High School 1010 East Lake Boulevard Airdrie 9-12
Bow Valley High School 2000 River Heights Drive Cochrane 9-12
Chestermere High School R.R #7 Chestermere 9-12
Cochrane High School 3615 Radcliffe Drive S.E. Cochrane 9-12
George McDougall High School 412 3rd Ave NE Airdrie 9-12
Rocky View Learning Connections Bay #2 925 Veterans Blvd NE Airdrie 1-12
Springbank Community High School 32226 Springbank Road Calgary 9-12
W G Murdoch High School Box 750 Crossfield, 6-12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markusoff, Jason (December 19, 2014). "Chestermere to uncork city status on January 1". Calgary Herald. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  2. ^ http://plone.rockyview.ab.ca/cochrane/information/history-of-chs/
  3. ^ http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/our-jurisdiction