Jasper Place High School is like no other high school. Yes, we have top academic programming with our university level Advanced Placement program, multiple languages (including Cree language instruction), high level computer studies, fine arts, sports medicine, Career Pathways opportunities with numerous CTS courses including fabrication/welding, automotives, construction, fashion, culinary…the list is so large that it is difficult to find coursework that we don’t offer! But we are more than just the courses we offer…rather, we are a community that is working together to create authentic learning spaces dedicated to positive interactions, activities, and community partnerships. We honour the student voice, as highlighted by opportunities to try innovative courses, hear top rated speakers, and initiate collaborative projects together with our catchment schools.
Through conversation, action, and modeling, we emphasize to our entire community that Jasper Place High School is a place where we all come together. Coffee & Conversation mornings for parents are hosted throughout the year to recognize parent input through discussion and solution based conversations. We add to Progress Meetings with the addition of speakers and interest displays related to career pathways and host Parent Awareness evenings for our entire catchment on relevant topics for families. This information is accessible through a weekly parent email showcasing events in our school and the ways students can get involved. Catchment work with our feeder schools focuses on aligning our practice so our students experience smooth transitions between schools and grades, while teacher teams focus on uniquely developed goals to support student learning and professional development. We teach with an open door, nurture teacher goals and support through one-on-one meetings, and use technology to enhance and facilitate student learning. This action plan underscores our school commitment to our communal role in supporting our students as global citizens who will continue to embrace lifelong learning.
Student passions are developed through involvement in a variety of events that showcase our desire to strengthen our community. Our student leaders make connections with learning in our community and draw us together. Our athletics inspire passion and teamwork. Our indigenous coaches support our students through goal setting, mentorship and meaningful connections with culture and elders. Our Social Media feeds highlight the numerous positive engagements our students and staff are at the helm of and this will continue to improve our ability to connect with our community. We collaborate with parents and families within our Jasper Place family to provide access to nutritious meals and our students give back to their community through their leadership activities. We continue to develop and maintain community partnerships which foster the success of students and families.
Jasper Place High School continues to work in providing students with excellent programs in a positive environment and our goal is to ensure every student experiences success. This is our school, and we invite you to be part of it!