Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to 2017. Coming back so late in the month is certainly putting a squeeze on the end of the semester. We will have two weeks of classes and begin next week with English and Social provincial exams.
While we prepare for exams, there are a few procedures that should be discussed. Diploma exam dates are set by the province and thus the exams must be written on the assigned dates. Any student missing a provincial exam will receive an incomplete mark and will have to write the exam in April or June, which are the next scheduled provincial exam dates.
For exams that are scheduled by the school, if a student is very ill, we would ask that you contact the office and speak to one of the administrators. Arrangements to write the exam at an alternate date can be arranged but will require a medical note.
As we transition to the next semester, this would be a good time to review timetables and make sure all prerequisites are met for your child. The first day for Semester 2 is February 1, 2017. Report Card 2 will also be distributed on that day.
As a final note, it would be a good time to sign up for PowerSchool if you have not already done so. We see a marked improvement in achievement with students who have parents actively checking PowerSchool.
Thanks for all of your support.
About Olds High School ...
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 the our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced through 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.