International students


Welcome to the Calgary Board of Education (video in Chinese Mandarin)

High School Completion in the CBE (video in Chinese Mandarin)


Study Preparation Reading List (pdf)

Get Ready, Get Set, Go For It: Your Introduction to High School

Minimum requirements for an Alberta High School diploma (pdf)

Canada's Education System (pdf)

International Certificate (pdf)



High School Programs

We welcome international students from around the world into our excellent programs and schools. International students are placed into the school that best matches their interests and abilities. Calgary Board of Education staff carefully review the application and work closely with school principals to select the most appropriate school and program.

Once international students arrive at the school they work with a school counsellor to select courses. International students are encouraged to join extracurricular activities including clubs or sports teams.

We follow the Alberta program of studies. Students who successfully complete high school courses are eligible to receive Alberta credits toward an Alberta high school diploma.