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.
Dr. Anne Anderson School in Heritage Valley will accommodate:
The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Dr. Anne Anderson School, effective for the 2021-22 school year:
* 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.
VIEW: Dr. Anne Anderson Attendance Area Map (PDF)
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.
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.
The Division tried to make decisions that:
Dr. Anne Anderson School will offer:
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 by February 24 to share your feedback.
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.
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.