To provide guidance and clarity regarding student admission to the Division, registration processes and enrolment priorities in Division schools.
Alternative program is a program with an emphasis on a particular language, culture, religion, subject matter or teaching philosophy.
Attendance area is the geographical area designated to a specific Division school.
Callback list refers to the list of students not selected in the lottery process or who are unable to enrol at a school that has conducted a lottery process. The callback list is used for any spaces that become available on or before the provincial September count date.
Closed boundary exists when the Division determines that a school only accepts new resident students living within the attendance area.
Designated school is the school identified for resident students residing in an attendance area.
Enrolment limit refers to a limit on the number of students enrolled in a school or within a grade or program at a school.
Growth Control Model refers to Division processes to address enrolment growth.
International student is an individual who is not a Canadian citizen and does not meet the provincial requirements for right of access to education.
Lottery process is used to determine which new students are enrolled in and able to attend a school that does not have space for all resident students in the attendance area.
Overflow designated school is the school identified for resident students who are unable to access their designated school as a result of a lottery process.
Parent refers to an individual as defined in the Education Act, S.A. 2012, c.E-0.3, as amended from time to time.
Pre-enrolment is the annual Division process occurring in the spring, in which a parent of a student, or an independent student, identifies their preferred school for the following year. The pre-enrolment deadline is communicated on the Division website.
Program enrolment boundary refers to a geographical area which allows students preferential access to an alternative program at a school.
Random selection is used to determine which new students from outside the school's attendance area have access to the school when enrolment requests exceed available spaces. The random selection is conducted on the date specified in the annual pre-enrolment process. Following a random selection, no callback list is maintained.
Registration is the process that occurs when a student is new to the Division or returns after being enrolled in another division.
Resident student refers to a student as defined in the Education Act, S.A. 2012, c.E-0.3, as amended from time to time.
Secondary attendance area is a geographic area which allows resident students preferential access for a specific school, after students residing in that school's attendance area have been enrolled, and before students from outside of the secondary attendance area.
September count date, as defined by the Alberta Funding Manual for School Authorities issued annually, is the last instructional day in September and refers to the day that student enrolment is counted to ensure a consistent enrolment count across all school authorities.
Sibling refers to the following, in relation to a student:
Space in planned classes refers to the maximum number of students in a specific grade or program at a school, based on available classrooms and the principal's instructional organization of the school.
(please see Sections 1-4, 4.1, 6, 10-13, 19Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act - S.S. 2000, c.C-12