BCHS offers high school students all of the required courses and a select number of optional courses required to receive an Alberta High School Diploma. In cases where there is a very small enrolment, courses may be offered through the Canadian Rockies Outreach School or Alberta Distance Learning.
The majority of core courses are semestered with one course each year scheduled opposite of Instrumental Music offered for the full year. Physical Education at the grade 10 level also runs all year opposite Career and Life Management for one semester. Semestered 5 credit courses meet six times per week and full year and 3 credit courses meet three times.
The Teacher Advisor Group (T.A.G.) is an important part of the BCHS culture. All students are enrolled with an advisor for 3 years, 7-9 and a new advisor in grades 10-12.
To promote academic performance BCHS recognizes students who achieve an 80% or higher average in 4 academic, 5 credit courses( an English, a Math, a Science, a Social Studies course. Final blended grades are used.) and one other 5 credit course. No course mark shall be lower than 60% . Courses completed through accredited Alberta Education methods shall be accepted provided that they meet the academic and credit value Click here for further details
Students who acheive this standard in a single year are awarded an Associate Membership in the Society. Students that acheive this standard in all High School years are awarded Lifetime Membership in the society.