Palliser Beyond Borders

c/o County Central High School Box 390
Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0
Phone: Main contact for registration 403-485-6180 (Vulcan) Other campuses: 403-732-5810 (Picture Butte), 403-345-4421 (Coaldale), 403-291-0584 (Calgary)
Fax: 403-485-6196
Principal: Alison Hancox, B.Ed., MET
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School Education Plan

Palliser Beyond Borders Three Year Annual Education Plan

School Supply Lists

Technology requirements for all students at Palliser Beyond Borders

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac (some file formats may require additional software to work on a Mac)

  • Current version of Google Chrome (recommended), Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser

  • Palliser Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account

  • Google Drive

  • Moodle account

  • Current version of Java (see http://java.com) to Configure your computer to operate Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing tool 

  • A reliable high speed Internet connection

  • Noise cancelling headset with attached microphone - required for all students (Logitech recommended)

  • Pentium 4 1.2 GHz Processor or better

  • 512 MB RAM or better

Introduction

Our goal is to serve Palliser high schools who require additional credit courses not offered by your local school:

  • provide access to online learning materials and instruction to support high school students across the division
  • develop a vibrant online learning community for Palliser students which supports academic success

Our school was born on January 14, 2014 and we will continue to build our services over the remainder of the school year.

Our Beliefs: At Palliser Regional Schools we believe in learning success for all students as they develop their unique potential as caring citizens in a changing world. Our online initiative supports this mission by expanding learning choices and personalization for Palliser students and give students access to their learning on a 24/7 basis.

Our vision for Palliser's online school is a centre of online learning and teaching excellence. It will provide outstanding opportunities for Alberta students and will grow to serve ever larger communities across Canada and internationally. Students will engage online in their learning both asynchronously and synchronously with their peers and teachers and demonstrate a deep understanding of Alberta curriculum and global digital citizenship. Students, if they choose, can complete an Alberta diploma fully online.

Learn about the difference between homeschool and online school.      

The purpose Palliser Beyond Borders is:

  • serve Palliser students by supplementing courses available at their existing high schools. 
  • provide access to online learning materials and instruction to support high school students across the division
  • develop a vibrant online learning community for Palliser students which supports academic success
  • differentiate with online instruction and provide flexible learning opportunities tailored to the individual student's needs

Mission

Our mission at Palliser Beyond Borders

  • continuously build a centre of online learning and teaching excellence.
  • provide outstanding opportunities for Alberta students. 
  • engage students online in their learning both asynchronously and synchronously with their peers and teachers so they demonstrate a deep understanding of Alberta curriculum and global digital citizenship. 
  • to offer a complete Alberta curriculum so students can complete an Alberta diploma fully online. 

Philosophy

At Palliser Beyond Borders we believe in offering choice to help students succeed:

  • continuous registration 
  • asynchronous courses available online through the Moodle Learning Management System across grades 10-12;
  • synchronous lessons to support the Moodle course delivery, using Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing tool
  • synchronous recorded classes to support and supplement learning, if students cannot attend the BlackBoard Collaborate sessions
  • integration of Google Education Apps 

Administration

Office hours by appointment at County Central High School, room 201