The area of Greater Highlands consists of:
To benefit from a replacement school or modernization opportunity, schools need to be:
Highlands, Montrose and Mount Royal schools meet the above criteria.
In the spring of 2014, we invited parents and community members from three mature neighbourhoods (Greater Highlands, Greater Lawton, and Greater Westmount) to talk about the possibility of a replacement school in their area.
The Greater Highlands area showed some interest and support for a Kindergarten to Grade 9 replacement school, but parents and community members felt the process was moving too quickly. The community wanted more opportunities to share their thoughts with us and have more concrete design plans and programming considerations. Without full community support, this wasn’t the right time to move forward.
After weeks of consultation, the Superintendent recommended that Greater Lawton area receive the new school.
Community engagement in Greater Highlands continued into the spring of 2015. Based on this additional consultation, the decision was made to request provincial funding to modernize Highlands School. The modernized school would serve as a K-9 replacement school for Highlands, Montrose and Mount Royal schools.