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International Baccalaureate At St. Joseph

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SEPTEMBER START-UP:

GRADE 10 STUDENTS: All new students are expected to attend school Wednesday September 6 to Friday September 8, 8:50 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. for their student orientation. Lunch is provided at no cost for students on Wednesday; and on Thursday and Friday our cafeteria will be open for them to purchase their lunches, or they can bring their own. Please note that Thursday September 7 is a full day of school with dismissal at 3:17.

NEW GRADE 11 & 12 STUDENTS: Wednesday September 6 to Friday September 8 – All new students are expected to attend school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:50 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. for their student orientation. Lunch is provided at no cost for students on Friday; and on Tuesday and Wednesday our cafeteria will be open for them to purchase their lunches, or they can bring their own.

RETURNING GRADE 11 & 12 STUDENTS: Tuesday, September 5 – Students will have a full day of school, 8:50 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. They will receive learning materials in their courses and meet with their Teacher Advisor. Students are to return on Monday September 11. Only Grade 12 students who have not completed CALM are to attend Friday September 8. They will be assigned to the Testing Centre to complete this course.

The first Parent Council meeting of the year will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. We would like to invite all parents to attend this meeting and join the Council for the remainder of the year.

Registration Dates & Times:

Grade 10 - Monday, August 28, 2017

Grade 11 – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Grade 12 – Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Times: 9:00 am - Noon, 1:00pm - 3:00pm



Principal's Message

Welcome to St. Joseph High School, a school of diverse learning opportunities unlike any you can experience in the City of Edmonton. St. Joseph High School offers a variety of educational programs to best meet the needs of individual students. St. Joseph recognizes that students have different learning needs and provides eight distinct educational programs to meet these needs.

Our focus in all of our programs is to have students maximize their potential as learners and citizens with student achievement as our number one priority. In stating this, we are saying that we will fully explore each child’s potential to the degree the child and the parent will support us.

We are excited to continue to offer and develop the Personalized Self Directed Learning Program (PSDL). Thomas Sergiovani, a noted educational researcher and speaker is quoted stating:  “ Standardization is the great friend of mediocrity but the enemy of imagination and excellence.”  Students registered in the PSDL program at St. Joseph must initially explore how they learn, and in many cases, re-learn how to learn with a greater emphasis on their aptitudes and learning styles. Working hand in hand with our students are the Teacher Advisors who act as assigned guides for the students’ time in high school. Successful students realize their potential by working collaboratively with both their Teacher Advisors and Course Advisors as they set goals and practice successful work habits.

The successful development of a “regular” student to a “PSDL” student is a remarkable transformation, one that allows students to be extremely successful in both High School and any other exploration in the post-secondary arena. Becoming a true “PSDL” learner includes acquiring skills that set a student apart from other regular high school graduates.

We look forward to our journey together.  It will challenge you.  It will change you.  No Glory without Effort” – for our Patron Saint Joseph, we aspire to this.

Yours in faith,

Mr. MacDonald​​ & Mr. Koshka
Co-Principals

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