Remembering Marvin Foulkes

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of Marvin Foulkes, one of BSEC’s outstanding board members. Marvin passed away on March 8, 2022 at the University of Alberta hospital after a short illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at our school in July.  The family has asked that anyone who wishes to donate in his memory can send e-transfers to  A online tribute to his life can be found here.


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We believe that both well-being and learning are necessary components of a healthy student. We are committed to offering an inclusive and accessible educational space promoting education, healing and self-growth for all students.

Our Programs

Our programs provide:

  • Flexible programming to help students complete high school at their own pace.
  • Customized course planning according to student need
  • Decolonizing educational practices as part of our efforts to meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action for education.
  • Work experience program to support success in the workplace after school
  • Support for eligible students to access Alberta’s Learner’s Benefits program
  • In-house counselling for social-emotional support, connections to a Physician, yoga classes, therapeutic massage, trauma support animals, and much more!

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Attention Students, Parents and Staff

Dear School community, students, parents, staff, guardians, and youth support people As you know, we decided to move to online learning as we had four members of our school community, who tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully all are recovering well. We will be...

Upcoming Events

School OPEN for In-Person Learning May 5-21

School OPEN for In-Person Learning May 5-21

To ensure our students’ needs are properly met, our school is permitted by Alberta Education to remain open for in-person learning (as well as any at-home learning too). If students are free of COVID-19 symptoms they may attend school in-person. Unless the school...

School Open MONDAY

WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY (as of now). This is the message from our Superintendent, Mavis Averill: After consulting with Alberta Education and our Board Chair, we have decided to keep the school open during the May 3 -14 school closure times. This decision has been...

BSEC Still Open (In-Person OR at Home)

BSEC Still Open (In-Person OR at Home)

While some Edmonton schools have shifted to at-home learning only for grades 7-12, BSEC remains available for in-person as well as at-home learning and supports. At this time, we are able to remain available in this manner because there is sufficient physical distance...