High School

Exploring your options in a close, caring environment – this is why so many students choose Sturgeon Public Schools high schools. Our top-quality, innovative programming opens a world of possibilities for our students – all in the safe, welcoming environment of their own community.

Sturgeon Composite High School and Redwater High School have a great culture, where students get to know each other and form lifelong friendships. With smaller class sizes, students get the individual attention they need to succeed. Teacher-parent relationships are also strong and impactful. Sturgeon also offers alternative high school programming at two learning centres and the Oak Hill School for boys. 

We work with students every step of the way to give them the best possible start to their adult life. The result is excellent achievement and graduation rates. Our schools are highly respected by post-secondary institutions in Alberta and beyond.

Alternative Learning

The traditional classroom setting does not work for every student. Sturgeon Public Schools has two outreach schools that provide an alternative environment for earning high school credits. Students can enroll in one or two courses, or full-time, and receive a flexible, individualized learning plan.

Through our learning centres in Morinville and Gibbons, students receive personalized face-to-face instruction and can progress at their own pace. In addition to regular daytime hours, teachers are also available to assist students one evening per week.

Learn more about our learning centres

Athletics

Athletics play a strong role in the Sturgeon Public Schools high school experience. A variety of individual and team sports are offered, along with the opportunity to participate in thrilling games and tournaments.

Participating in athletics strengthens the body and mind. It also allows students to develop valuable skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, discipline, goal setting and self-worth.

Our high schools offer highly successful athletics activities, including:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extra-Curricular

Some of life’s most important lessons happen outside the classroom. Part of the balanced education offered at Sturgeon Public Schools high schools is a variety of interesting and engaging extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular activities engage our students and help them explore their interests and passions.

Our high schools offer a wide variety of clubs and activities, including

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Gardening
  • Spirit Committee
  • Student Council
  • Travel Club
  • Yearbook

Programs

Sturgeon Public Schools high schools offer a warm, welcoming environment with a broad range of programs to help students learn, grow and achieve. Because there’s no better place to explore every interest, delve into a million possibilities and dream about the future than high school!

Learn More About Our Programs

Scholarships & Bursaries

Our graduates are prepared to excel at post-secondary institutions and in their future careers. To aid in financing post-secondary education, several scholarships are available. Sturgeon Public Schools administered scholarships include:

  • Sturgeon Public Schools Scholarship
  • Sturgeon Public Schools Bursary
  • Frank Robinson Memorial Scholarship
  • Lilian Schick Memorial Scholarship
  • Gerry Schick Memorial Scholarship

To access our full list of scholarships as well as applications and more information, visit our Scholarships page.

See our division calendar for application deadlines.

Student Engagement

Sturgeon Public Schools is committed to involving students in the highest levels of decision and policy making at the division. In recent years, students have created a new Vision, Mission and Values Statement for the division and led region-wide research into high school completion.

More projects are in the works, and the division continually looks for opportunities to involve students in meaningful decision-making.

Learn more about our philosophy and approach, some student-led projects and how student engagement inspires real education – watch the video.

Want to get involved?

Are you a student who wants to make a difference? Talk to your teachers and principals about ways you can help influence decisions and policies at your school.

Are you a parent or community member? Contribute your input and feedback at your school council