Prairie Composite High School is a grade 9-12 school that originally opened in 1963 as the Grande Prairie Vocational High School. The school name changed to the Grande Prairie Composite High School in 1970 and in 2022 has now moved to its new location in a brand new building.
"We are proud to unveil our new school to our students, families, and the City of Grande Prairie. It has been a long time coming, and I am excited about this historic event for our students and the greater school community," says Dennis Vobeyda, Principal, Grande Prairie Composite High School.
The school offers spacious shops for senior trades, a theatre, state-of-the-art technology with touch screen interactive displays in each classroom, an oversized gymnasium, and many features that enhance student accessibility, such as Braille on classroom signage, which adds to the inclusive feel of the school.
Overall, there is an abundance of natural lighting, and the school is equipped with solar panels to generate partial energy for energy needs. The addition of the panels has given the school a Leed Silver certification.
The school's location and building are changing, but our commitment to student excellence and success remains. "We will continue to offer our Athletic Academy programming, and we proudly remain the only High School north of Edmonton to provide the International Baccalaureate Programme," explains Mr. Vobeyda.
The logo features a phoenix rising from the name of the school. The phoenix is moving upwards to represent looking towards the future and rising to the occasion. The two spanned wings on either side of the phoenix represent strength and speed as they pull the phoenix up from behind the lettering.
The variety of
programs and courses offered allows each student to pursue areas of passion
while providing them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for
success in a changing world. We are committed to the development of Alberta
Education’s 21st century competencies - Engaged Thinkers, Ethical
Citizens, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Who we are!
Grande Prairie Composite High School is an evidence-based Professional Learning Community that fosters student growth and success by recognizing and celebrating each learner's unique qualities, skills, and talents. Staff collaboration is guided by this continuous cycle of professional improvement.
|Grade 9 to 12||1400 Students||108 Staff|
Meet our School Administrators
School Council our Partners in Education
Parents can get involved with our School Council, more information can be found HERE
Meets the first Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
School Council Chair contact information and meeting information can be found HERE
Our Learning at Grande Prairie Composite High School
Our school offers two programs of choice: Apprenticeship programming and the International Baccalaureate Programme. In addition, we offer a wide range of course choices for our students including, Career and Technology Studies, Registered Apprenticeship Program, Music, Leadership, Languages, Fine Arts, Skills Alberta, and Skills Canada participation.
Our Wellness Centre provides various services to support students' social, emotional, physical, mental, and educational well-being.
Rooted in the necessary foundations of meaningful relationships, relevant and engaging learning experiences, and effective communication, Grande Prairie Composite High School, is a community that strives to ensure students and parents are actively involved in setting the direction toward achieving success after graduation. We are dedicated to making the transition to high school as smooth as possible.
Our School Education Plan is focused on:
Priority: Mental Health and Wellness of Students and Staff
Outcome: To support emotional well-being and mental health of students and staff.
Outcome: Increase teacher capacity in Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
Outcome: Increase student engagement and resilience.
Priority: Being explicit about building the culture of the school with staff and students.
Outcome: Re-establish and continued focus on school culture and increased sense of community and participation.
Priority: Target student needs using academic interventions, assessments and instruction.
Outcome: Continued focus on fair and balanced assessment.
To see our full School Educational Plan and Results Report - Click HERE
Programs of Choice Offered at Grande Prairie Composite High School
To see more information about The Academy Athletics
Program of Choice - Click HERE
To see more information about the
International Baccalaureate Program of Choice - Click HERE
Off Campus Programming - Click HERE
Dual Credit Programming - Click HERE
The Academy where a passion for sport or fine art can positively drive a passion for education and character development. The goal is to integrate excellence in education, athletics, and positive character development in every day of our student-athletes’ educational experience.
International Baccalaureate program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare high school students for success at University and beyond. A full IB high school curriculum includes required courses in a second language, social studies, mathematics, and sciences with exams at the end of the two-year program. The Grande Prairie Composite High School is the first Alberta school north of Edmonton to offer an IB program.
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