FAQ

Do you provide busing?

We are pleased to offer transportation to all Calgary Academy students. We redesign our bus routes every year to transport students in a safe and efficient manner. Our bussing provider, First Student, normally sends bussing information out by the third week in August to families who indicated interest by submitting the student transportation form, in the parent portal, during enrolment.

Where will my child be picked up?

To reduce ride times, routes will be developed that minimize the number of communities and the total number of stops on each bus route. If your child is the only stop in a community, it may be necessary for parents to drive to a common morning pick up location in another community. Calgary Academy will endeavour to drop off these students at their home address in the afternoon. To maximize route efficiency, Junior and Senior High students living in the same community may be required to walk reasonable distances (up to 1 km) to a common pick up location. Once bus routes have been established, changes will only be accommodated if they do not affect the overall student ride times.

What communities do you provide busing service to?

Montclair, Cochrane, Fireside, Cochrane Heights
Lower Springbank, Grandview Park, Escarpment Park,
Huntington Hills, Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Cambrian Heights, Collingwood, Triwood, Charleswood, Capital Hill, Varsity Acres, Varsity Estates
Hidden Valley, Nolan Hill, Sherwood, Hamptons, Hawkstone, Arbour Lake, Watermark at Bearspaw
Panorama, Silver Springs, Scenic Acres, Valley Ridge,
Crestmont, Artist’s View
Sunnyside, Hillhurst, Westmont, West Hillhurst, Briar Hill,
St. Andrew Heights, Parkdale, Point McKay, University Heights
North Bearspaw, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Tuscany
Auburn Bay, Cranston, Mountain Park, McKenzie, Douglas Dale, Douglas Glen, Riverbend
DeWinton, Bonaventure, Lake Bonavista, Willow Park, Kelvin Grove, Chinook Park
Bridlewood, Somerset, Lake Midnapore, Lake Sundance,
Lake Chaparral, Silverado
Elbow Valley, Lott Creek, Discovery Ridge
Rideau Park, Roxboro, Mount Royal, Lower Mount Royal, Elbow Park, Glencoe Club, Elboya, Britannia, Bel-Aire, Mayfair
Canyon Meadows, Canyon Creek Estates, Woodbine, Woodlands, Pump Hill, Oakridge, Oakridge Estates, Palliser, Bayview, Eagle Ridge,
Garrison Woods, Altadore, South Calgary Lakeview, Lakeview Village, Springbank Hill
Strathcona, Patterson Heights, Patterson, West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Wentworth, Westgate,
Westgate, Glengarry, Glenbrook, Glamorgan, Rutland Park, Garrison Woods, Sienna Hills, Signal Hill, Christie Park, Aspen

Do you consider international students?

We consider all students who have status to attend school in Alberta such as a Study Permit, Work Permit, Canadian Citizenship, etc, The student must be a resident of Alberta and be permitted to attend school in Canada. When considering any application, we must adhere to the same admissions process for all of our applicants. Please note that, for international students, additional fees may apply.

What if I need to make changes to my information?

Once you have applied, you can email us at anytime to inform us of any changes to your account, and we will be happy to update them for you.

 

How do I access my online portal?

You can access your online application portal by using this link or you can click Apply Now at the top of this page.

 

Do I need to apply to Academy or Collegiate?

Once the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and required documentation, they will determine which program is best suited for your child’s learning needs.

 

What if I do not have all the required documents or they do not apply to my child?

Please ensure you make notes on your online application form or email us if there are documents you cannot provide or documents that do not apply to your child.

 

Do you have uniforms?

We believe in creating an inclusive environment whereby students are celebrated for their individuality. We’ve asked our students and their families if they would like to introduce uniforms to our school, and there is an overwhelming desire to maintain our current dress code policy, which is detailed in our School Handbook.

 

Do you accept students mid-year?

We do consider mid-year placement should the information in the application indicate that your child’s needs would be a match for our already existing groupings, and considering space is available in that grade. With any applications submitted mid-year, we must adhere to the same admissions process as we do with all other applicants.

 

What are the most important pieces in my application?

It is important to submit your child’s progress reports, Individual Program Plans (if applicable), speech/occupational therapy reports (if applicable), and a current psychoeducational assessment (required for Academy students and potentially for some Collegiate students). Upon reviewing these documents, if we feel we need to gather further information, we may need to have a conversation with your child’s school or professionals who have worked with your child. These documents give us an accurate representation of your child’s strengths and helps us understand their individual needs. This will allow us to determine appropriate program placement to best meet their unique needs.

 

What does CA do prior to enrolment to determine if we are a good fit?

We review as much information as we can to get a holistic picture of your child’s current capacity, and to determine if CA is potentially the right school for your child. Our ultimate goal is to empower students to unleash their potential and surpass their expectations, and that is why every application is uniquely assessed based on each applicant’s individual needs.

 

When do you make the decision on enrolment?

Once you have submitted an application online that includes all the required documentation and the admissions deposit, we will review your file, which may take up to month to complete. A decision to move forward to the next phase of the application process may include a student-needs assessment. Following the assessment, the Admissions Committee will complete a final file review. The Admissions Committee will take all of your child’s learning needs into consideration and decide on an appropriate program placement to best meet their unique needs. Depending on the complexity of the file and the time of year, processing times may vary. We recommend you apply early and ensure your application is complete to prevent any delays in processing.

 

What is your admissions criteria?

A new applicant may be considered a candidate for Calgary Academy if he or she has average to above-average intelligence and no primary social/emotional and/or behavioural issues that require additional support.

 

What does the application fee include?

The application fee of $950 includes a $250 non-refundable deposit (Grades 1-12) that covers the addition of your child’s name to the placement list, and a preliminary file review.  The remaining portion of your application fee will be applied towards you child’s tuition (upon acceptance).  If applying for Kindergarten, the application fee of $950 includes a $150 non-refundable deposit.

 

Can I bring my child on the parent tour?

The focus of the parent tour is for parents and guardians to learn more about Calgary Academy and have an overview of the programs we offer. As we move forward in the application process, if we determine your child is a good fit, your child will have an opportunity at that time to have a private tour of our facilities.