Are you interested in your student attending St. John Bosco High School? Here you'll find all the information you need to get started!
St. John Bosco is an outreach program located within St. Joseph High School in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We operate like a one room school and accept students from Grade 10 through to Grade 12, and unfortunately we do not accept Grade 9 students. The goal for students in St. John Bosco is to become independent, self-directed learners to prepare them for life outside of high school. With this in mind, it is important to note that we do NOT track attendance which allows a large part of our students to be able to work during school hours. That being said, we do keep track of the amount of work that is handed in and completed by each student.
Here at St. John Bosco we have both Concurrent and Full-Time Students and the differences will be highlighted below:
These are students who take one or more courses at St. Joe's but are also taking classes at St. John Bosco. These students require the same paperwork but also require administrative approval from both St. John Bosco and St. Joe's in order to take their classes. These students pay their fees at St. Joe's, including Graduation Fees, and they follow the St. Joe's bell schedule. Furthermore, these students are able to attend St. John Bosco during their assigned block, but are not to be in St. Joe's as this would disrupt fellow students. Concurrent students work on their modules independently and hand their work in to the assignment bin and are able to ask for help from their teachers during the assigned block or during St. Joe's Focus Block. Credits earned at St. John Bosco are the same as any earned at a High School in Alberta.
These are students who only take classes through St. John Bosco. These students require paperwork and a copy of their Birth Certificate to keep on file, as well as a signed form in order to get their Cumulative Record from their previous school. These students pay $200.00 towards fees at St. John Bosco, $100 of this goes towards their Base Fee and $100 goes towards a refundable Textbook Deposit. As long as the textbook is returned at the end of the year, a $100 cheque will be made out to parents or to the student. Students attend St. John Bosco at a time agreed upon by teachers, the student and parents and as stated previously, no formal attendance is taken. The amount of work that is handed in by each student is tracked and recorded to ensure that our students are progressing well. Each student is able to work on modules independently and are able to ask teachers for help at every step of the way.
Similarities of Both Concurrent and Full-Time Students:
Both Concurrent and Full-Time students are able to fast track courses, as well as they are able to take their time, which is to ensure that they are prepared fully to write their Diploma Exams when they feel they are ready. Diplomas run every few months and updates will be sent out throughout the year in order to keep parents and students in the loop as to when Diploma Exams are. We offer Credit Recovery for students as well as the option to redo certain courses. In some cases, with approval from Administration, students may challenge courses. Students are also able to take a course for the first time through St. John Bosco
- Make an Intake Appointment with our Principal, Leanne Germann, through our Secretary, Alex Kowalski at (780) 532-7066
- Sometimes, Administration from St. Joe's and St. John Bosco will be required to do Intake Interviews
- Be informed, ask any questions you have - that's what we're here for!
- Make sure that this is the right decision for your child
- Fill Out Forms
- In some cases, please bring your child's Birth Certificate with you
- Staff will let you know if your student has been accepted
Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.