High School Redesign

Central High and High School Redesign

Here is a letter from our principal outlining Central High's role in our school district's High School Redesign Initiatives:

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Medicine Hat School District #76 is embarking on the Alberta High School Redesign journey and Central High School is excited to offer our students ongoing opportunities on their individualized route to High School completion.  This work is critical as we prepare students to be active, engaged and successful participants in an increasingly knowledge-based and globalized society.  Many principles of High School Redesign have already been incorporated in the culture of Central High.  High School Redesign principles of Personalization, Flexible Learning Environments, Meaningful Relationships and Home and Community Involvement.  These Principles have been a part of Central High school student centred culture for many years and will continue to be our commitments ongoing into the future.  In conjunction with those existing principles Central High will be focusing on two of the Founding Principles set out in the High School Redesign process that we feel will benefit the learning of our students.   


Firstly, we will be working with Alberta  curriculum outcomes to make learning Rigorous and Relevant to our students.  This means that curriculum meets not only the career aspirations for high school students but also the needs of the business community and post-secondary institutions.


Secondly, Central High will be focusing on Assessment.  Assessment, used as part of the learning process, provides feedback about how to improve, and gives students a clear view of what is expected. Assessment that is collaborative – shared between the student and teacher
– greatly benefits students.  


As Central High begins the process of implementing High School Redesign founding principles it is important to have our community give reflection and feedback in regards to education practice previous to High School Redesign.  This will allow us to gather and interpret data about the effectiveness of the founding principles over the next 3 years.  


As a parent/guardian of a Central High School student your reflection is very valuable to the Redesign process.  Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey.  All surveys are completed in a private manner.  Personal data will not be included in the survey results.


For further information please visit the Moving Forward with High School redesign website at  Please also feel free to contact Central High or the Medicine Hat Outreach Programs office at 403-526-7877.  




Bryce Donauer


Medicine Hat Outreach Programs

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