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Bow Valley High School (9-12)

Located in the Town of Cochrane

Principal: Rob Kimura

Address: 2000 River Heights Drive
Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 1Y8
Phone: 403-932-9005
Fax: 403-932-9094
Email: bowvalley@rockyview.ab.ca
Website: http://bowvalley.rockyview.ab.ca

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Grade Configuration:
Grade 9 - 12
Student Population: 520
No. of Staff: 44


Attendance Area Map: Bow Valley High

Education Plan

2011 -2015 —School Education Plan (Year 4)

Quotes from Parent Advocates

"My children's education was important to me and as a family we chose to send our children to BVHS. The administration staff's strong leadership ensures that the school is not only a place of learning, but also a community that looks out for each other. The diverse teaching and classes offered, along with the dedication of the teaching staff, has ensured that my children are ready to pursue the next phase of life after graduation. Thank you to all the staff at BVHS for all that you have done the last 6 years." ~Parent of one BVHS graduate and one grade twelve student

"Bow Valley High School provides a wide variety of extra curricular activities that students can choose from. This creates a well-rounded learning environment. BVHS teachers, support staff and students continue to create a positive inspiring, and welcome learning environment." ~Parent of one BVHS graduate and one grade eleven student

How do we define success for Bow Valley students?

Students connect positively with people and ideas allowing them to excel in their academic experience within a universal learning environment.

What makes our school good and how do we know?

Bow Valley opened fourteen years ago as a school based on the principles of inquiry. Over the past several years, we have added ubiquitous computing, increased teacher digital presence, increased flexible authentic learning experiences, project-based learning and connections to community service. This movement has been closely aligned with our revisited Guiding Principles, Mission, Vision and Guiding Assessment Principles. Through careful alignment with Inspiring Education and the High School Redesign Project Principles, we are committed to the movement towards High School Redesign at Bow Valley.

BVHS has created a positive and diverse learning and working environment that encourages strong relationships and collaboration between students, staff, parents and the community. As a result of this foundation there is a high level of participation and involvement and a strong desire by students and staff to achieve well-rounded success. These accomplishments are celebrated within BVHS and recognized by local and extended communities.

The Leadership Academy offers a unique opportunity for the top leadership students in the division to acquire leadership skills and build capacity throughout the division. Participation and enrolment in Leadership initiatives continues to grow. This has had a positive impact on the climate of the building for staff and students. This initiative has been recognized nationally.

Numerous partnerships with local, provincial and federal organizations have enabled us to support students and to remove barriers. BVHS celebrates continued strong results from school and provincial assessment measures which are reflected in our School Annual Results Report. As a result of collected data and feedback, we have been able to respond in an efficient manner to support our learning community

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