Student Services is an integral part of Hunting Hills. Geared toward providing exceptional support for our whole school community, we pride ourselves on meeting the individual needs of students, parents, and staff. Our Student Services Counselling Department has a counsellor assigned to each grade level for timely student support. Our Community Liaison Worker (CLW) is available to assist students and families through challenging times and connect them to community agencies for further supports. Our Career Advisor offers individual student guidance leading to student success and completion and transition to post-secondary opportunities and the workforce. For more information check out our website www.huntinghills.rdpsd.ab.ca under the “Students” tab, and then click on Student Services.
Our Career Suite provides students with the opportunity to research post-secondary options, explore various fields of work, provide scholarships information and assists in transition planning. For more information visit our website www.huntinghills.rdpsd.ab.ca on the left side of the home page you will see a Career Suite link.
FNMI LEARNING SERVICES
FNMI Learning Services supports First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students in our school and community. This program is available to assist FNMI students in achieving high school graduation. We provide academic supports, monitor attendance and class completion. Students are connected to resources and supports (both personal and academic) within the school and community.
Hunting Hills High School is currently the designated high school for students in south Red Deer. For a neighborhood map of our catchment area please visit http://www.rdpsd.ab.ca/index.php.
Instructional fees for the 2020-21 school year are currently under review. Visit our website at https://goo.gl/cMtnjX for the most current information.
Students who drive to school must purchase a yearly Parking Pass for $50 to park in the school parking lot. There are a limited number of passes. Vehicles not displaying a valid HHHS parking pass will be ticketed.
Do not park in staff designated parking or the staff parking area highlighted in red, your vehicle will be ticketed and towed.
The graduation requirements for the Alberta High School Diploma are outlined here. These requirements are set to ensure students graduate from high school with a broad education.
If you have any questions regarding course registration or graduation requirements, please contact Student Records at
403-342-6655 ext. 1127
To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must have a minimum of 100 credits, which MUST include:
• ENGLISH 30-1 OR ENGLISH 30-2
• SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1 OR SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2
• MATH 20-1, MATH 20-2, OR MATH 20-3
• SCIENCE 20, SCIENCE 24, BIOLOGY 20,
CHEMISTRY 20, OR PHYSICS 20
• PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)
• CAREER & LIFE MANAGEMENT 20 (3 CREDITS)
• 10 CREDITS IN ANY 30 LEVEL COURSES OTHER THAN ENGLISH 30-1/30-2 AND
SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1/30-2
• 10 CREDITS FROM :
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (CTS), RAP, FINE ARTS, SECOND LANGUAGES,
PHYS. ED. 20 AND/OR 30
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
AP is Canada’s largest enrichment program. This challenging and rewarding program is designed to provide motivated high school students with university-level academic courses. AP is considered a standard for academic excellence in Canada, the United States, and around the world. The AP courses give students intellectual responsibility to think for themselves and learn to reason, analyze, and understand.
Students can choose to take one or several AP courses. Exposure to higher level materials taught in the Advanced Placement courses prepares students to do extremely well on diploma exams.
Currently, HHHS offers AP courses in Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English, Physics, and Psychology. We also offer an option of taking the French AP exam and Spanish AP exam at the end of French 31A or Spanish 30-6Y.
For more information, attend our AP Information Evening or contact the School AP Coordinator:
Mr. Arthur Pendle at 403-342-6655 or via email.
REGISTERED APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Begin a trade apprenticeship while still in high school. In many trades, students may be able to complete first year apprenticeship and attend a post-secondary institution the year following graduation. Up to 40 high school credits can be earned through RAP. It is recommended that students begin RAP after their Grade 10 year in order to complete all credits required for graduation.
Contact Mr. Tom Mah at 403-342-6655 ext 2309, or Mrs. Elizabeth Larose ext. 2304 for more information.
In partnership with local employers, students earn credits in one or both semesters while employed at worksites in the community relating to future career plans.
Alberta Education requires students to complete a 30 level Workplace Safety Systems module (HCS3000) before work hours can be counted toward credits. This will be offered to all Work Experience students on the following dates:
FALL – September 2020 - date TBD
SPRING – February 2021 - date TBD
Alternative Programs are offered to students who require individualized support to help bring success in
high school. Placement into these classes is done on the discretion of the coordinating teacher.
STRATEGIES 15, 25, 35
(5 CREDITS EACH)
Students with identified learning differences and students who need assistance with developing strategies for success in regular high school classes receive instruction and practice in developing learning strategies.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
ESL LEVELS 2, 3, 4
(5 CREDITS EACH)
Designed to give opportunities to learn and practice the skills required for success in mainstream high school classes. The language arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing are emphasized in these courses.
All students entering this program must be referred by Student Services at
Red Deer Public School District No. 104
main office at 4747 – 53 Street.
This program is intended for students identified with mild-moderate cognitive delays, and focuses on academics, employment, and social skills. Upon successful completion of
grade 12, Foundations students are awarded a Certificate of School Completion at the graduation ceremonies.
KNOWLEDGE AND EMPLOYABILITY K&E
These classes are designed for students who experience difficulties and require additional academic, workplace and social skills to be successful in high school and in life. Classes are taught with a low student to teacher ratio. K&E classes lead to an 80-credit Certificate of Achievement at the end of grade 12. Students may transition into other courses to achieve the remaining 20 credits needed for a high school diploma.
SPORTS EXCELLENCE 9
SPORTS EXCELLENCE 10, 20, 30
(5 CREDITS EACH)
(THIS PROGRAM MAY NOT BE OFFERED IN 2020/2021)
This program provides quality education within a caring and flexible environment, customized for emerging and high performance student athletes.
Students and their parents are required to book an appointment with the
Sports Excellence Program Coordinator.