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RVS Community Learning Centre (7-12)

Campuses in Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane

Principal: Murray Arnold

Website: http://rvsclc.rockyview.ab.ca


Airdrie Campus South

Address: 120 Main Street SE,
Airdrie, AB, T4B 0P8

Phone:  403-948-4360
Fax: 403-207-4314
Email: rvsclc@rockyview.ab.ca
Google Map:  View Interactive Map

Airdrie Campus North

Address: 125 Main Street SE, 
Airdrie, AB, T4B 0P8

Phone:  403-945-4161
Fax: 403-207-4314
Email: rvsclc@rockyview.ab.ca
Google Map:  View Interactive Map

Chestermere Campus

Address: 133 Main Street,
Chestermere, AB, T1X 1V3

Phone:  403-235-0294
Fax: 403-207-4314
Email: rvsclc@rockyview.ab.ca
Google Map:  View Interactive Map

Cochrane Campus

228 River Avenue
Cochrane, AB, T4C 2C1
Phone:  403-932-6131
Fax: 403-207-4314
Email: rvsclc@rockyview.ab.ca
Google Map:  View Interactive Map

Campus' Profile

Grade Configuration: 7 to 12
Student Population: 400
No. of Staff: 23

Education Plan

2015 - 2019 – School Education Plan

At a Glance

Community Learning Centres (CLC) are alternative education sites that provide a program of education developed for students aged 15 to 19 years who are enrolled in grades 9 to 12 and who are unable to attend or benefit from a traditional school program. Grade 1-8 students can access a traditional Home Education program supervised by our staff.

Community Learning Centres account for different learning styles and allow students to learn at their own pace.  It offers a flexible and friendly environment in which students work independently on their studies but have the support of knowledgeable teachers.

Characteristics of CLC Students

The following list, not exhaustive, identifies students who may benefit from enrolment in a Community Learning Centre:

  • students who want to take their full high school program at a Community Learning Centre
  • students who prefer to their program at a self-directed pace
  • students who need only a few more courses for graduation
  • students who are working and cannot fit a traditional high school program into their schedules
  • students who have failed, been otherwise unsuccessful in high school or have dropped out
  • students coping with mental or physical health issues such as anxiety, depression or other medical problems
  • students who are involved in high level sports or fine arts making regular school attendance difficult
  • students who, because of their religious and cultural norms, find that traditional schools do not meet their needs
  • pregnant and parenting teens
  • students who have been directed by the Superintendent of Schools (designate) to a Community Learning Centre.


Student Eligibility

  1. Rocky View School (RVS) resident students may be eligible for admission to a CLC depending on the nature of the program required and the needs of the individual student.
  2. A resident student/parent may request to attend a CLC utilizing the applicable registration form.
  3. A student may be dually registered in a CLC and another school in RVS.
  4. When determining eligibility, the best interests of the individual student will be the deciding factor.
  5. A resident student may be referred to a CLC by the Superintendent of Schools/designate.

Registration Process

  • Students currently attending a CLC may choose to remain at a CLC
  • School staff who identify students who may be potential candidates for a CLC must contact the CLC administration prior to discussing the program with the student/parent/guardian and withdrawing the student from their school.
  • An information meeting with CLC representative(s) and student/family/guardian will occur to discuss program.
  • Once a meeting has occurred student/parent/guardian complete online application and submit most recent report card and IPP if applicable.
  • CLC representatives(s) will review student application, and support documents, and determine if program needs and student needs can be met at a Community Learning Centre and communicate such to the student/family/guardian.

Learning Plan

When a student is admitted to a CLC, the CLC principal will ensure that a learning plan is developed that includes the following:

  • Expectations of program which may include learning strategies, campus activities, assessment strategies, etc.
  • Attendance expectations
  • Behaviour expectations
  • Course completion expectations
  • Supports required (academic and personal)
  • Potential transition back to traditional school

Learner plan will be reviewed and potentially modified as required throughout the school year.

Quotes from Parent Advocates

“RVS Community Learning Centre’s alternative approach to education provided my son with the tools and resources needed to succeed once again. Built around a strong academic curriculum, with teachers readily available for insight and clarification, RVSCLC has taught my son time management, fostered his independence and made him recognize the importance of meeting expectations. My son has flourished this past year, and with each success I have seen his sense of self-worth, his confidence and his happiness increase.”

-IR - JH parent

"This was our first year with the RVSCLC. Although our son was struggling in the traditional education environment, it was a scary change to make. He was lost and left behind in the large high school classes of 30-40 kids to 1 overworked teacher and the lack of 1 on 1 support. It has been a year of ups and downs. He has definitely still had his struggles but what has changed is the support we receive from Angela and her team. They have taken the time to get to know our son for the person that he is on the inside, and the 1 on 1 help that he receives has made the world of difference in his confidence. Succeeding in school and having teachers who know him and genuinely care who are willing to help him has become a reality for him. He has had to take ownership and responsibility for completing his classes, but he now has a whole team of people behind him who support him and actually care that he makes that happen. To us, that is what makes this school most appreciated and unique."

- 2 grateful parents:)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school board for having the RVLC program and its staff available in Airdrie. The program at RVSCLC has been a positive alternative for my 15-year-old daughter. As a parent, I find that more programs such as this are a necessary option and as a student my teen feels safe and valued. Thanks to this option my teen has grown immensely not only academically but socially. We both credit the support and one on one interaction she receives while at school. We have both been very fortunate to have the ability to focus on academics and my daughter’s future instead of trying to survive the regular program offered in our local high school. My daughter is enjoying her experience and I credit the personalized and individual support she receives from this very unique program. My regular and sometimes daily interactions and communication with the staff help us to keep her academics on track and most importantly keep her excited about school. Thanks to this great alternative we are excited and certain that she will be continually succeeding and graduating within her goal timeline."

- With Gratitude, EA – High School parent

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