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Big Lake Proposed High School Redesignation

Edmonton Public Schools is proposing a redesignation for Grades 10-12 for the Big Lake area. 

The neighbourhoods affected include: 

  • Hawk's Ridge
  • Starling
  • Trumpeter

BIG LAKE AREA MAP

The Big Lake area is currently designated to Ross Sheppard School for high school. We are considering redesignating the area to Jasper Place School for high school, effective for the 2019–20 school year.

VIEWProposed Attendance Area Map (PDF)

REASONS FOR THE PROPOSED CHANGE

We promised the community we would ensure the high school designation matched the feeder pattern for the community’s elementary and junior high school designation. We are fulfilling our promise by proposing a redesignation for the Big Lake area to Jasper Place School. This means students could transition to high school with their peers from David Thomas King School.

TIMELINES

If the proposed redesignation is approved, the change would be in effect for the 2019–20 school year.

Edmonton Public Schools will make a final decision about the proposed redesignation by the end of January before families choose their school for next year. We will share information with families once a decision is made.

CHOOSING TO REMAIN AT YOUR CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL 

Students from these neighbourhoods who currently attend Ross Sheppard School could stay at the school. Siblings would also be able to attend, as long as an older sibling is currently attending the school at the time of pre-enrolment.

GETTING TO SCHOOL 

For students who will attend Jasper Place High School

  • Yellow bus service may be available if Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) does not meet District standards.

For students choosing to remain at Ross Sheppard School:

  • Students currently enrolled at Ross Sheppard School who choose to continue at the school may have conditional ridership options if ETS service does not meet District standards.

NEXT STEPS 

Thank you to everyone who attended our drop-in information night in November. We will inform families about a decision for the proposed redesignation before pre-enrolment begins in March. 

MORE INFORMATION 

For questions about the proposed redesignation, contact Infrastructure at 780-429-8539. 
For questions about transportation, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.