The range of school district programs in Alberta covers the years from kindergarten to grade 12, as well as English or French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) and adult high school programs for students 18 and over. These programs may include:

  • Academic high school programs

  • High school bridge programs

  • Short-term experience

  • English or French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL)

  • Adult high school

  • International students will be placed in one of the district schools, and some program options include:

  • one year of high school

  • several years (to graduate from high school)

  • short-term study (usually around 3 months)

  • other programs such as summer school, 2- to 4-week language camps and group activity programs

    Year-long programs run for the full academic year (from September to June). High school programs cover the full range of academic programs, and may also include advanced placement programs.

    High school bridge programs provide language skill instruction, and also cover the core subjects that will best help international students with the transition into a local high school. Some school district high school bridge programs guarantee a student's acceptance into a local public high school upon successful completion.

    The International Baccalaureate program--which allows high-achieving students to gain university course credits while attending high school--may also be available through school districts in Alberta.