Moving Forward with High School Redesign

Photo: Mastery Learning, one of the nine foundational principles.

In the fall of 2013, 96 schools in Alberta, embarked on a journey to bring to life the vision and policy shifts articulated in Inspiring Education and build on the learnings of the High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project and other High School Completion projects. These learnings have allowed for a shift in thinking resulting in the Moving Forward with High School Redesign initiative.

A website highlighting Alberta Education supports as well as regional consortium (ARPDC) supports is available at Moving Forward with High School Redesign wiki space .  This site also includes a provincial Community of Practice (COP) where you can share ideas, access resources and continue conversations.

Following a literature review, conducted by Alberta Education, nine foundational principles were identified to assist schools with meaningful redesigning of high schools.

Through Moving Forward with High School Redesign, teachers, principals and superintendents have been encouraged and supported in working with students, parents, and community members to rethink and redesign high schools across Alberta to become increasingly student centred. This work is critical as we prepare students to be active, engaged and successful participants in an increasingly knowledge-based and globalized society.