Wolf Creek Public Schools was excited by the announcement in November 2019 of a new high school for Blackfalds, and plans are moving forward since that announcement.
There will be a lot of information to share over the next weeks and months, as WCPS moves forward in partnership with Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education and the Town of Blackfalds.
This is what the New High School for Blackfalds Blog is about.
You can find the blog on each Iron Ridge Campus website:
Iron Ridge Elementary Campus: https://irec.wolfcreek.ab.ca/new-high-school-for-blackfalds-blog
Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus: https://iric.wolfcreek.ab.ca/new-high-school-for-blackfalds-blog
Iron Ridge Junior Campus: https://irjc.wolfcreek.ab.ca/new-high-school-for-blackfalds-blog
The latest update is that all parties met on February 18, 2020, where the future school site and school capacity were discussed.
The high school planned for Blackfalds will be a capacity or “core” 855 student school. The term “core” simply refers to the school’s student capacity of the facility, and is not related to courses or programming.
The approval letter from the Government of Alberta, was sent to WCPS in January.
You can view the letter here: GoA Approval Letter
–Steven Buissinne photo