Palliser Regional Schools is a Canadian school division spanning a wide area of southern Alberta, serving students in the large urban centre of Calgary as well as in small, agricultural communities as far south as Coaldale. By combining innovative teaching methods with today’s technology, we offer students and families a unique multicultural education experience that includes and extends the model of traditional K-12 classroom learning in local communities to education without borders in countries across the globe.
We didn’t start there. Our first step beyond the traditional brick and mortar education model was initiated in 2013 with the initiation of bringing online high school courses to Alberta students. This expansion provided all Palliser Regional School students with increased access to a broader range of high school programming, especially beneficial to students in smaller communities. In addition to greater flexibility and course selection, students were also able to take courses at their own pace, from the convenience of their own home, in their own time.
We didn’t stop there. We wanted to bring the world to our students’ doors and to give our students opportunities that would deepen their global and cultural understandings. The expansion continued, and the student program Palliser Beyond Borders was born, changing the learning landscape by broadening opportunities to students near and far.