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Quarterly Schedule for High Schools


ECSD moves to Quarterly High School Schedule for 2020-21

Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Catholic high schools will move to a quarterly schedule next year. The move will allow high school students to take fewer subjects per quarter to help ease the transition if schools have to pivot between scenarios during the year due to COVID-19.

 Students will take fewer subjects at a time and attend school for up to two blocks per day:

  • Students may take one subject in the morning and the other in the afternoon,
  • Students will still receive the same amount of instructional time as they did in a two-semester schedule, 
  • In-person classes will be about 150 minutes, and
  • Diploma exams will be held November, January, April and June for each quarter.


“Edmonton Catholic Schools has been using the quarterly schedule for a few years at Cardinal Collins Catholic High School Academic Centre, and the students there have reported that quartermesters have worked extremely well for them,” said Robert Martin, Chief Superintendent. “Some of the benefits of the quarterly schedule is the ability to focus on fewer courses at one time and having a shorter exam break between quarters,” added Martin.  

Most high schools throughout the city will offer a quarterly schedule except for J.H. Picard Catholic School as it offers Kindergarten to Grade 12 programming.  

2020-2021 Division HS QUARTERLY Calendar - June 23, 2020.pdf
Quarterly Schedule for High Schools News Release - June 29 2020.pdf