Career High School

School Overview

Didsbury Career High School is a small, student centered school, allowing informal and supportive teacher/learner relationships. We use individualized educational plans: utilizing the concept of self-directed programming, one-to-one tutorials, group seminars, modules, independent learning projects, and computer assisted delivery.

Students work at their own pace, reaching for a personal level of mastery. They are treated with respect and given the responsibility of freedom of choice. The small staffing arrangement allows for clear and prompt communication between school, students and community.

Didsbury Career High School is a safe and caring place, where the rights and goals of the individual are important.


  • Grades 10 through 12
  • Adult upgrading and High School Equivalency Diploma

Student Profile:

The student population in Career High Schools consists mainly of students needing a non-traditional, individualized setting because they:

  • Have difficulty meeting traditional school requirements due to health, family or behavioral concerns,
  • Need to fit education around work, travel, athletic, or family commitments,
  • Need to obtain an Alberta High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement,
  • Have graduated but need to upgrade courses for College or University entrance,
  • Adult students (age 20 as of September 1st of the current school year) working full or part-time,
  • Blended students attending a regular school for most courses and the Career High School for a course (Principal approval required)


  • Students can register any time between September & June providing courses will be completed by mid-June
  • All assignments have a deadline to aid in course completion
  • Students can access help from two certified teachers in person during regular business hours or by phone or email.
  • Students can earn an Alberta High School Diploma here!
  • Writing centre for Diploma Exams in November, January, April, & June
  • Graduation Ceremony in June
  • Access to a Family School Wellness Worker (Andrea Caines).
  • In addition to core courses, a variety of optional courses are available including:
    • Work Experience
    • R.A.P
    • Green Certificate
    • First Aid / CPR Certification
    • Job Safety Certificates
    • Art Courses
    • CTS courses (175+ to choose from)
    • Physical Education
    • Option Courses
    • Grade 11 and 12 can take courses like Pre-employment Welding, Equine Science & Fashion Marketing through Olds College.

Principal, Daryl Brown

Trustee, Gordon Kerr