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Dr. Anne Anderson School

In June 2020, we shared an online presentation of the proposed attendance area for Dr. Anne Anderson School. Thank you to everyone who took time to review the presentation and share their thoughts with us. Your feedback was considered throughout the decision-making process.

GRADES OFFERED

Dr. Anne Anderson School in Heritage Valley will accommodate:

  • Grades 10 and 11 for the 2021-22 school year
  • Grade 12 for the 2022-23 school year 

SCHOOL AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

Dr. Anne Anderson School will offer: 

PRINCIPAL PRESENTATION

Watch the Dr. Anne Anderson High School Overview video to learn more about the course and program offerings, building design, student supports available and more.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Help shape the planning of Dr. Anne Anderson School. We’re looking for input from students and families to hear more about what you’d like to see for academic, extracurricular and athletic programming. Please take this survey to share your feedback.

ATTENDANCE AREA DECISION

The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Dr. Anne Anderson School, effective for the 2021-22 school year:

  • all Heritage Valley neighbourhoods
  • Edmonton South West and Edmonton South Central annexation areas*

* These areas are included in the attendance area for now, but as communities in the area begin to develop, this may change.

Dr. Anne Anderson School is a Level 1 school on the Growth Control Model and will have an open attendance area boundary. Students living outside the attendance area can pre-enrol if there’s space. If demand exceeds available space, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen through random selection.

ATTENDANCE AREA MAP

VIEWDr. Anne Anderson Attendance Area Map (PDF)

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GETTING TO SCHOOL

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for high school students. However, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service.

CHOOSING TO REMAIN AT YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL

Students can stay at their current high school if they wish. However, if yellow bus service is being provided because ETS does not meet Division standards, families would need to arrange to get students to school, as they would no longer be attending their designated school.

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION

The Division tried to make decisions that: 

  • allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home
  • honoured the community’s feedback from our engagement process
  • can allow students outside of the attendance area to enrol if there’s space in planned classes

REGISTRATION AND PRE-ENROLMENT 

Students can attend their designated school if they register (new students) or pre-enrol (current students) no later than April 15, 2021. Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

SCHOOL NAME

The new school in Heritage Valley will be named after Dr. Anne Anderson (1906-1997). She was in her 60s when she started writing more than 90 books about the Cree language and Métis history, traditions, herbal remedies and recipes. In the early 1980s, she established the Dr. Anne Anderson Native Heritage and Cultural Centre, which offered Cree language courses for children and adults as well as a library and other resources. Anderson’s extensive collection of artifacts and books was later preserved by the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including an Alberta Achievement Award, the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of two more new schools, at a public board meeting on May 8, 2018. Read her full biography or watch the Dr. Anne Anderson video to learn more about her contributions and achievements.

MORE INFORMATION

For questions about the attendance area decision or registration and pre-enrolment, contact Programs and Student Accommodation at 780-429-8539.

For questions or more information about transportation, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.