University of Calgary

This opportunity allows current Edge students, who excel in science disciplines, to take university-level courses for credit while earning credit toward their high school diploma.

How to apply:

To be considered for the Young Scientist Program, you must be recommended by Mrs. Fridd and have the pre-requisites for the university course you wish to take. Students should have marks of 90% or above and must demonstrate the maturity required to be a successful university student. Once approved at the school level, you and Mrs. Fridd will contact the department you wish to study in. Once approved by the university, they will send you the application information.

  • Students must be prepared to give a strong case as to why they should be allowed to take a course.
  • Students need a minimum of 90% to take a U of C course.
  • At this time, Math, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Geoscience, and Biology are available. Plans are in the works to add U of C Kinesiology programs and SAIT programs
  • Courses are transferrable to other universities
  • Student is responsible for paying course fee
  • Courses run all year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
  • Courses and labs are face-to-face

Course Listings:

Biological Sciences; http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/bio/courses
Chemistry: http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/chem/courses
Physics and Astronomy: http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/phas/courses
Geoscience: http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/geos/courses
Mathematics and Statistics: http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/math/courses

SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)

SAIT’s dual-credit programs provide high-school students with an opportunity to explore post-secondary education and career pathways while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Students delve deeper into a subject area they are interested in, making learning more meaningful and relevant. Programs are often aligned to Career and Technology Studies curriculums.

Participants receive a SAIT ID number as well as a permanent SAIT transcript. The students experience post-secondary life, familiarizing themselves with campus and its services, which builds their confidence when making the transition to higher education or work once they graduate.

Students who successfully complete their high school requirements and their dual-credit program may be eligible to attend SAIT’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Click here for more information: https://www.sait.ca/programs-and-courses/dual-credit-programs

  • Note: In most cases (and with the exception of the Business 200 online course), students commute to SAIT campus one or more mornings a week during the school day. As a result, the SAIT Dual Credit opportunity is best suited for our FLEX students.