About Olds High School

September 2020

It has been so nice to see everyone back in the school buildings after 5 ½ months. A vacant school is sorely missing what it is built for; the education of students.  While there are some things to get used to, I am confident we will figure things out and keep everyone as safe as possible.    

On August 21st we said goodbye to our 2020 graduation class and it was a great event. It was a wonderful way to give closure to their secondary schooling years.  We distributed the grade 12 awards for last year at that time, but have not distributed the awards for the grades 9-11 groups.  We are currently figuring out a process for how to present the awards for the remaining grades and will send out information soon that explains how that will transpire.  

Our enrollment has actually increased compared to last year, which is a good thing.   Beginning on September 10th we will have all of the students together and that will be a great day for us.   

This year is a bit different in regards to communication with us.  I would ask that if you would like to meet with me that you email me directly at tchristensen@cesd73.ca and if an in-person meeting is needed we can arrange it through email.   There will be a Parent/Teacher evening each semester that will provide the opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers face to face.    

Thank you for your patience as we work through this along with the rest of the world. We have a community that we can all be proud of.   

Tom Christensen, Principal


About Olds High School ...

Principal Mr. Tom Christensen
Vice Principal Mr. Kent Lorenz
Vice Principal Ms. Gayleen Roelfsema
School Board Trustee Ms. Trudy James
Student Body Grades 9 - 12 
Student Body Population 602

Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.

OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners.  The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.

Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements.  Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects

Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.

For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.