What sets Bishop Carroll apart from other high schools is our unique, personalized, self-directed learning environment, which puts students in the driver’s seat of their educational journey. Here, students have the freedom to customize a learning program they feel is best suited for their unique goals, abilities and interests. With the guidance of a Teacher Advisor and their parents, the student will choose the program and courses they want to follow. Students can then progress through these courses at a personalized rate reflecting their individual needs and learning pace. Although students study at their own pace, they must still follow the curriculum set out by Alberta Education and must fulfill the requirements mandated by the province to receive their Alberta High School Diploma.
The main advantage of self-directed learning is that it empowers the student to take more responsibility and interest in decisions that will affect their education. Students will graduate from Bishop Carroll feeling a unique sense of ownership in their diploma and having had ‘hands-on’ control of their learning.