About Olds High School

May 2018

Finally, we have Spring and with it being shorter we are truly in a crunch to get everything in.  On May 25-26, 2018 we will honour the 2018 graduates. It has been an exceptional academic class with twelve of the students holding higher than 90% averages in English, Social Studies, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Please come out and celebrate with them at the Cap and Gown Ceremony at 7 pm on May 25th and for the Evening Program/Grand March/Dance on May 26th at 7:30 pm.

By now, students should have submitted course requests for the 2018-2019 school year.  We hope to have timetables ready to distribute some time in June.

Last month a group of students was able to go on a school exchange to Norway. The focus of the visit was to look at equity in mathematics. It was a tremendous opportunity to learn from other jurisdictional systems and how they ensure the success of students in mathematics. Next year we hope to implement some of the things that were learned.

Thank you for all that you do to support OHS. We are proud of our students and all they accomplish.

Tom Christensen


About Olds High School ...

Principal Mr. Tom Christensen
Vice Principal Mr. Kent Lorenz
Vice Principal Ms. Gayleen Roelfsema
School Board Trustee Ms. Trudy James
Student Body Grades 9 - 12 
Student Body Population 545

Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.

OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners.  The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.

Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements.  Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects

Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.

For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.