St. Paul Regional High School is an outstanding school with a tradition of excellence extending over 40 years. St. Paul Regional High School is the largest high school in the division offering a diverse program to over 400 students. With a staff of 25 teachers and 18 instructional assistants, students have a choice of a full academic program including Math 31, Physics 30 and Aboriginal Studies.
An excellent array of complementary courses including Art, Drama, Psychology, Physical Education and Music give students an opportunity to study in many disciplines. The newly renovated Career and Technology area, gives students the opportunity to explore career choices including Mechanics, Welding, Building Construction, Cosmetology, Fashion Studies, Food Studies, Communication Technology, Legal Studies, Design Studies and Information Processing. Many students that have graduated from the CTS program at St. Paul Regional High School are currently employed in today’s current hot trades market. The training that they have received has certainly prepared them for the future and with the renovations; students will continue to work with cutting edge technology. St. Paul Regional High School is a wireless environment and students are welcome to access the system through personal laptops.
Students with special needs are also included in our school population and are integrated into all aspects of the school community and culture. The Knowledge and Employability program is also available to students who for one reason or another are struggling and need a smaller classroom environment, with one to one assistance, to brush up on reading and math skills. Remediation Plus is another program that assists students in increasing their reading skills and working towards success and high school completion. Along with Remediation Plus, the Accelerated Reading program has been introduced into all English classes, so that students can foster a love for reading which is recognized as instrumental in student success.
Our language program is also well developed offering courses in both Cree and French with an annual hand game competition held between the French classes and the Cree classes. As well our Music program gets your toes tapping and the Christmas concert is always eagerly anticipated.
Counseling plays a large role in any school and we are fortunate to have full time counselors available for career and personal counseling. Many resources can be accessed for a multitude of personal issues and career resources, career fairs, post secondary information and scholarship information is available.
Extracurricular activities complete the picture at St. Paul Regional High School. These activities assist students make healthy lifestyle choices and keep students physically active. Other activities such as Theater Appreciation Group develop an appreciation of the arts, theater and music and broaden horizons for students. The Outdoor Adventure Club offers hiking adventures in both Banff and Jasper. The Yearbook Club, SADD (Students Against Drinking and Driving), and the travel club round out the choice at Regional. Extracurricular athletic groups include both a junior football team (the Bengals), a senior football team (the Lions). Both of these teams are very successful, competing all the way to the provincial level. Our volleyball and basketball teams – both junior and senior – have also had the opportunity to compete at the provincial level. The sports of golf, cross county, curling, badminton, RCMP Road Race and of course track and field, all offer students a place to shine and Regional certainly does shine. Many banners, local and provincial, are proudly displayed in the gymnasium, Home of the Saints, honoring the accomplishments of our students.
Regional is the place to be. Come by any time, the door is always open!