Some background on our 26 year old program
In 1995 our International Student Program was created. In just a few years our program expanded to be the fourth largest in the province. Since this time CRPS has welcomed over 800 students from Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Finland, Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam, and Korea.
We have an excellent reputation for educational programming and rank among the top performing school divisions in Alberta. Duration of studies is for 5 months, 1 school year, or multiple years to earn a high school diploma.
Canmore Collegiate High School (Grades 9-12)
CCHS offers a full range of courses and subjects and has a student population of approximately 450. All students have the opportunity to register in a program of studies which will enhance learning and develop the necessary skills for the future.
Functional competency in English is required to join our academic program. Course placement decisions will be based on the student's English proficiency. Emphasis will be placed on developing language skills necessary to succeed in core subject areas:
Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Physical Education
Optional Courses (Examples):
Instrumental Music, Drama, Computer Studies, French, Art, Media and Design Studies, Communications Technology, Tourism Studies, Mechanics, Construction Technology, and Outdoor Leadership
Students use state of the art technology to enhance learning including modern computer labs and fully equipped workshops. We have WiFi throughout our schools and students are encouraged to us their devices in our classrooms and study areas.
Our ESL course is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills in a friendly, yet challenging atmosphere. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized as students are introduced to the rules of the English language.
Canadian Rockies Public Schools Homestay Program is run internally by our own program staff and provides international students the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment with a Canadian family while attending school. All students are placed with carefully selected host families who are within walking distance of their schools or a designated school bus stop. We provide regular contact with the student and family to ensure full support and satisfaction with placement.
It is mandatory for international students to have health insurance coverage. Insurance coverage can be purchased through Canadian Rockies Public Schools. The division mandates medical insurance coverage to ensure that students are protected during the length of their enrolment.
More information about our insurance
Once a month our international student program organizes a get together for all our students - doing various kinds of social events, outings, learning and exploration of our surrounding areas. The activities we offer will vary slightly from year to year but guaranteed is that the outings are a fun way to connect as an international community. Many of the events we do become highlights during our students' time here. Just imagine the exciting excursions that are possible in the magnificent Canadian Rockies...
International Student Program
618 7 Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 2H5
1 (403) 609-6072