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Red Deer Public Schools, Red Deer, Alberta

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District Mission/Goals for International Program

... to strive for excellence by inspiring learning and nurturing hope in every international student.

District Profile

Type:  Public
District School Population:  10,000
# International Students:  100
# of SchoolsGrades
Elementary14K - 5
Middle56 - 8
Secondary29 - 12

Accreditation

Alberta Education

School Profiles

District Schools Accepting International Students

# of SchoolsGrades# International StudentsClass SizeInstruction (hrs/wk)
Middle56 - 8524 - 3025 - 30
Secondary29 - 129524 - 3025 - 30

District Support for International Students

International Student Programs

 International Student ProgramsActivities, Events, and Field Trips (Day, Weekend, Semester Break Trips)
 International Student ProgramsCounselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
 International Student ProgramsOrientation Programs
 International Student ProgramsPrograms for Students with Disabilities

Accommodation for International Students

 Accommodation for International StudentsHomestay Provided by District

Language Support for International Students

 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Classes During Study Programs
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Testing and Placement
 Language Support for International StudentsLanguage Tutoring

Secondary Schools

About the Secondary School International Program

Since 1992, the Red Deer Public School District (RDPSD), with approximately 10,000 students in grades K - 12, has offered an outstanding program for International Students including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), as well as high school graduation, university entrance, French immersion, ESL, Tech Prep and hockey skill development programs. Students may choose from two high schools - Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School or Hunting Hills High School and 5 middle schools.

Secondary School Highlights

  • Choice of two comprehensive high schools, including Lindsay Thurber French Emersion school
  • Full range of academic programs including university preparation
  • Special ESL classes of 15 students offered for students in grades 8 - 12
  • Supervised district homestay for students age 14 or older
  • Small classes of 24 - 30 students

Secondary School Program Options

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • University Preparation Programs
  • Vocational/Trade Programs
  • Weekend/Break Activity Programs
  • Work Based Experience Programs

Consideration for Secondary School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin Considered
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or OfficialRequired
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language ProficiencyAll Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Secondary School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
Notice Date Application Deadline: April 1
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 9,850
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District

Middle Schools

About the Middle School International Program

RDPSD does not offer a middle school homestay program. As a result middle school students live with family friends or relatives.

Middle School Program Options

  • English Language Courses
  • French Language Courses
  • High School Preparation Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • Weekend Break Activity Programs

Consideration for Middle School Admission

Academic Grades in Country of Origin:
 Academic Grades in Country of Origin Considered
Reference from School Principal or Official:
 Reference from School Principal or Official Required
English Language Proficiency:
 English Language Proficiency All Levels
Preference Given to Religious Affiliation:
 Preference Given to Religious Affiliation Not Considered

Middle School Tuition and Fees

Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 200
Notice Date Application Deadline: April 1
Rolling Varies Application Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Total Cost of Program Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 9,850
Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:  Available Through District