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Transition to post-secondary


Students go to post-secondary within 6 years of entering Grade 10


Students go to post-secondary within 4 years of entering Grade 10

Percentage of high school students who transition to post-secondary (including apprenticeship) within six years of entering Grade 10 (Source: Accountability Pillar, May 2015).

Alberta Education tracks the number of students who transition to a post-secondary institution or to an Alberta apprenticeship program within four and six years of entering grade 10. This serves as an indicator of how effective we are in preparing students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeship programs.

Priority 1

Student Growth and Success

Foster growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond.

Goal Three

Success beyond schooling

Outcome: More students complete high school and are connected to career pathways that support their transition to post-secondary studies or the world of work.

Why is it important?

More than ever, young people are facing increasingly complex decisions as they build their awareness, understanding and commitment to potential life pathways.

The District has a role to play in providing opportunities for students to develop the foundational knowledge, competencies and attitudes to successfully participate in post-secondary and the world of work. High school completion is essential to supporting this outcome.