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.


Our model starts with the student’s needs and builds a plan for engagement around their interests and goals for themselves. Our teaching staff understands how to start where the students are and know when extra supports are needed to remove barriers to learning. Our cross-functional student services staff help students navigate around barriers and inform teachers how to best serve each student’s unique learning needs.

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Our Mission

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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Staff and student procedure during pandemic

BACKGROUND During times of widespread pandemic, BSEC provides a safe, healthy, caring and respectful environment for staff, students, parents and the wider school community. The following procedures have been developed to give staff direction regarding rights and...

Upcoming Events

Can You Come to the Building? Check Here First!

Can You Come to the Building? Check Here First!

The following link takes you to the revised Youth (<18) and Adult (18+) screening tools (as of November 2nd, 2020). While the screening tool goes into more detail, you should NOT attend school if you have the following core symptoms: Fever Cough Sore Throat...

Letting Go Ceremony

Wed Nov 4th (9:52 am – 12pm) Write a letter for someone who is not able to hear or see it.  Go with staff and students to the river to burn it, and then release a rose down the river as a symbol of letting go....

Announcement: Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store!

We are excited to announce that our partnership with Fresh Routes has grown! Starting on Friday, September 4th, our school will host the Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store for the last hour of the day! Students and Staff are welcome to practice physical distancing...