Minimizing Ride Times

To reduce ride times, routes are 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.