Course Offerings


Core Subjects


  • A study in English Language Arts enables students to use language confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communicating, personal satisfaction and learning.  Students become confident and competent users of language arts through many opportunities to listen and speak, read and write, and view and represent in a variety of combinations and relevant contexts.


Social Studies

  • The purpose of the Social Studies program is to help students develop the key value, attitudes, knowledge and understanding, skills and processes necessary for students to become active and responsible citizens. The programs concentrate on enabling students to develop an understanding of who they are, what they want to become, and the society they want to live in. 


Physical Education

The aim of the Physical Education Program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The program emphasizes active living, with a focus on physical activity that is valued and integrated into daily life. Successful completion of Physical Education 10 is required to obtain a high school diploma.

Strong evidence exists that physical activity contributes to the overall well being of individuals. People of all ages can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including a moderate amount of physical activity into their daily routines. Participation in physical activity contributes to physical, mental and social well-being providing benefits to the individual and the community. 


Fine Arts


We offer credited courses in the following areas: Band 9, Band 10, Band 20, Band 30, Choir 10, Choir 20, Choir 30, Jazz band 15, Jazz Band 25, Jazz Band 35, Guitar 10, Guitar 20, Guitar 30. We do not offer any beginner band classes; students who enter Band 9 require a minimum of 3 years band prior to entry into the class. 







Career and Technology Studies (Digital Technologies)

Career and Technology Studies (Trades)

Career and Technology (Fashion)

Career and Technology Studies (Foods)   

  • CTS Foods is a very practical, hands-on course that allows students to explore the world of foods and their preparation and nutrition.  Each level of Foods, 10, 20 and 30 are 5 credits.

Second Languages (French and Spanish)

Off-Campus Education 

  • Through Off-Campus Education (OCE), students have the opportunity to extend their learning outside the classroom by spending part of their school day in the workplace learning about and participating in meaningful work.  OCE includes Work Experience, Green Certificate, and the  Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).

Registered Apprenticeship Program (R.A.P.)

  • Students with an interest in pursuing technical programs requiring apprenticeship may register in these courses in grade eleven or grade twelve. They must consult with the principal prior to selecting these courses in order to learn the program requirements. Opportunities exist for students pursuing work in any approved trade. Entry into the RAP program can begin the summer after grade 10 is completed.

Registered Apprenticeship Protocol

Other Programs


  • The Kaleidoscope Program is a Student Support Program at Olds High School. It is an alternative program designed to provide students with extra support to help them achieve success in school.

Dual Credit Programs

French Immersion









Academic Team (AT)