When I stepped into Dr. Anne Anderson High School for the first time, I took in the moment and felt a sense of honour in having the opportunity to serve this community. As I looked around, I noticed that written on wooden poles of the tipi standing majestically in the foyer are Cree words that define the legacy of our namesake, Dr. Anne Anderson.
Anne Anderson was a dedicated author and teacher who was instrumental in preserving the Cree language and promoting Métis heritage in Alberta and Canada. She would go on to write more than 90 books on the Cree language, history and traditions, and in the early 1980s, she established the Dr. Anne Anderson Native Heritage and Cultural Centre which offered Cree language courses. In 1991, she received the Order of Canada for her work in preserving the Cree culture. With a profound appreciation for education, Dr. Anne (as she was fondly called) was especially known for the kindness and compassion she showed all of her students. She often spoke about the need to respect all cultures and learn from one another.
PUKOSEYIMOWIN - HOPE
Schools are places of hope. Together, we look forward to opening the doors of Dr. Anne Anderson High School to our students, their families and our community. Our school will be a safe, welcoming and inclusive place where our connections with one another and our greater community will be underpinned by kindness, compassion and respect. We will be relentless in our efforts to provide every student with a high quality educational experience that will prepare them for their futures. Our students will have endless opportunities to develop their interests, passions and leadership skills through school initiatives, teams, and extra-curricular offerings.
Hope is about dwelling in possibility and dreaming for the future. Leveraging the informative voices of our youth, we will create a school where students thrive, feel pride, and leave a legacy for those who follow.
NANASKOWMOWIN - THANKFULNESS
Opening a new school, together, will be a privilege. As you walk in the doors of your school for the first time, and as you stand beneath the giant tipi structure, it is my hope that you will feel thankful for the opportunity to be part of this special beginning and to be carrying forward your own and Dr. Anderson’s legacy.
With appreciation for your support and this opportunity to walk alongside and learn with you,
Lisa Wright, Principal
Welcome to Dr. Anne Anderson High School!
Heading to high school in 2021–22? The past school year has been unlike any other. No matter what happens, we are committed to making sure you feel prepared to make the move to high school!
Each spring, new families register and parents of current Division students pre-enrol to tell us the school their child would like to attend next year. We want all families to consider what is the best fit for their child as they choose a school. We encourage families to attend the virtual open houses for existing high schools. More information about virtual open houses, this spring, is available at epsb.ca.
As Dr. Anne Anderson is still under construction, our staff has yet to be hired, and our planning is currently underway, we will not host a virtual open house and have plans to share information differently.
At Dr. Anne Anderson High School, we have launched this website so that you have access to timely information as it becomes available. Here, we will provide you with important information about our school as we prepare to open our doors in the Fall of 2021. Please keep checking back as new updates will be continually posted so our incoming students and families are informed.
We are uniquely positioned as a new high school to build our school’s vision and plans in collaboration with our new students and their families in the years ahead. We look forward to welcoming you and learning more about your goals and dreams for the future.
We would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Dr. Anne Anderson School, effective for the 2021-22 school year:
* These areas are included in the attendance area for now, but as communities in the area begin to develop, this may change.
VIEW: Dr. Anne Anderson Attendance Area Map (PDF)
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for high school students. However, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service.
Students can stay at their current high school if they wish. However, if yellow bus service is being provided because ETS does not meet Division standards, families would need to arrange to get students to school, as they would no longer be attending their designated school.
The Division tried to make decisions that: