Edge provides a unique and balanced curriculum ensuring our students have a variety of options after graduation. Our students are welcomed by some of North America’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Yale, McGill and Queen’s.
We help student-athletes evaluate the universities, leagues, and career paths that best fit their goals and needs – both academically and athletically. Through Career and Life Management, SAT preparation support, university application and scholarship guidance, student-athletes are assisted and encouraged by Edge staff.
Academic Offerings at Edge
Our High School Program adheres to the curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Course offerings include:
Math (5 credits each)
This 5 credit course aims to build the mathematical skills & confidence necessary for students to be successful in future high school mathematics courses. This course will provide learning opportunities that will develop students critical thinking, problem solving & communication skills while focusing on the core mathematical concepts required for success in Math 10C & beyond.
Mathematics 10C is a program designed to provide students with mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills. This program is based on a problem-solving approach that incorporates the mathematical processes, developing a conceptual and procedural understanding of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on developing spatial sense, proportional reasoning, algebraic and graphical reasoning.
Math 20-1, 30-1
Students will investigate the relationships between relations and functions, and engage in trigonometric topics; students will develop abstract reasoning and visualization skills in a problem solving environment; this stream will prepare students for a post-secondary program that requires Calculus.
Entrance requirements for post-secondary institutions vary, so be sure to check Post-secondary paths Requiring Calculus
Math 20-2, 30-2
May be offered depending on student interest and need.
The Math -2 route is designed to prepare students for diverse post-secondary programs in health, arts, business, and technologies. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, properties of angles and triangles, trigonometry, radicals, quadratic functions, quadratic equations, and proportional reasoning.
Entrance requirements for post-secondary institutions vary, so be sure to check Post-secondary Path Requiring Calculus
Prerequisite or co-requisite: Math 30-1
Mathematics 31 emphasizes the theoretical and practical development of topics in the algebra of functions, trigonometry, differential calculus and integral calculus up to a standard acceptable for entry into all first-year programs in mathematics, science, engineering and business. The course is designed to bridge the gap between the Mathematics 10-20-30 course sequence and the calculus course sequences offered by post-secondary institutions.
English (5 credits each)
ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
The senior high school English language arts program highlights six language arts - listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing. Students engage all six language arts as they study texts and as they create their own texts in relevant situations for a variety of purposes and audiences. All of the language arts are interrelated and interdependent; facility in one strengthens and supports facility in the others.
Social Studies (5 credits each)
Social 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
Students will examine historical and contemporary aspects and relationships among citizenship, identity, globalization (in 10-1), nationalism (20-1) and ideologies, such as liberalism (30-1), including relationships between ideologies and citizenship
Science (5 credits each)
Students are introduced to biology, chemistry, physics, and global energy systems. Successfully completing Science 10 allows students to choose from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at the 20-level, depending on student interests, abilities, and goals.
Biology 20, 30
-engage in examining interactions of living systems with each other and their environment
-Biology 20 emphasizes energy and matter exchange
-Biology 30 focuses on adaptation and change in biological systems
-enhance scientific literacy and prepare students for post-secondary programs.
Chemistry 20, 30
-engage with the study of matter and its changes in the natural and industrial worlds
-enhance scientific literacy and prepare students for post-secondary programs.
Physics 20, 30
-Engage in the exploration and analysis of the interactions between matter and energy
-Understand the physics behind the forces that cause motion and the motion of objects
-Explore the interactions between both celestial giants and subatomic particles
-Reveal the physics behind natural events and advancements in technology
-Enhance scientific literacy and prepare students for post-secondary programs.
Physical Education (5 Credits) 10, 20, and 30 are mandatory courses at Edge School
Physical Education at Edge School supports students in acquiring the skills to enhance student’s quality of life through active living and exposure to a wide variety of movement activities. Students will be equipped with a working knowledge of the rules and skills required in a variety of group and individual activities. Fair play, cooperation, self-discipline and sportsmanship will be promoted towards students becoming lifelong, physically active individuals who value and maintain a health-enhancing level of wellness, while working towards becoming experts in their own sport.
Sport Performance 10, 20, 30 (3-5 single credit CTS courses per year)
Sport Performance is a mandatory program for Edge high school students (except those in Dance). These courses focus on the development of an individual’s fitness as it relates to improving performance in sport. Topics of study include: aerobic training, strength training, flexibility training, agility training, power training, speed training, nutrition, hydration and goal setting.
Edge students are required to complete up to 5 credits during the athletic season. All Sport Performance credits are delivered through our online learning platform of Moodle, as well as obtaining instructions from their time spent with coaches, trainers, therapists, and sport psychologists.
Career and Life Management CALM (3 credits)
The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta.
Students will be able to apply an understanding of the emotional, psychological, intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical dimensions of health. Students will learn responsible financial decision-making skills to reflect students values and goals and to demonstrate commitment to self and others. Students will be able to apply strategies to manage personal wellness and lifelong career development.
Character Education (2 single credit CTS courses per year)
Each student is part of a LEAD class. LEAD is a vehicle to provide character education and distribute school-wide information. LEAD teachers build relationships and facilitate communication with students and parents. LEAD teachers assist students with the creation and implementation of personal learning plans and goal setting via MyBlueprint. The rigorous pursuit of both academic and athletic excellence are ideal vehicles for character development. Our four guiding principles – Leadership, Effort, Attitude and Dignity – form the foundation for Edge School and shape our expectations for behavior at all times.
Two CTS credits are offered in high school LEAD. These credits have a character focus and will be tied to various projects throughout the year.
Dance 15, 25, 35 Contemporary 25
The Edge Dance 15/25/35 courses encourage you to become a versatile and nuanced performer through the exploration of ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary techniques. Focused training methods designed for individual improvement in technique, creative expression, self-discipline, body awareness, motor coordination and all aspects of physical fitness such as strength, endurance, balance, agility, flexibility and grace. Dance 15, 25, 35 Credits: 5 each. Contemporary Dance 25 is also offered with a focus on technique, choreography, dance history and artistic development.
Spanish 10, 20, 30 (5 credits each)
Learning a language empowers students to think, and speak in diverse cultural settings and to move from one cultural setting to another with confidence. Depending on post-secondary program requirements, a second language may be a prerequisite, approved, or recommended course.
Sports Medicine 10, 20, 30 (5 single credit CTS courses per semester)
Sports Medicine introduces students to sports injuries, athlete health and wellness, first aid, and human anatomy and physiology. It is a complementary course available to students and would be particularly beneficial for any student considering employment fields that include physiotherapy, nursing, etc. Depending on post-secondary requirements, five Sports Medicine credits at the advanced level may be an approved option requirement.