Treaty Land Acknowledgement
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.
Dr. Anne Anderson High School is full in planned classes in Grades 10 and 11 in the Regular and Advanced Placement Programs. We will now only accept resident students in this grade who newly move into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.
If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.
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
School Opening Information - FALL 2021
- Anne Anderson School in Heritage Valley will accommodate:
- Anne Anderson School is a Level 1 school on the Growth Control Model and will have an open attendance area boundary. Students living outside the attendance area can pre-enrol if there’s space. If demand exceeds available space, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen through random selection.
- Grades 10 and 11 for the 2021-22 school year
- Grade 12 for the 2022-23 school year
Attendance Area Decision
The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Dr. Anne Anderson School, effective for the 2021-22 school year:
- all Heritage Valley neighbourhoods
- Edmonton South West and Edmonton South Central annexation areas*
* These areas are included in the attendance area for now, but as communities in the area begin to develop, this may change.
Attendance Area Map
VIEW: Dr. Anne Anderson Attendance Area Map (PDF)
How We Made The Decision
The Division tried to make decisions that:
- allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home
- honoured the community’s feedback from our engagement process
- can allow students outside of the attendance area to enrol if there’s space in planned classes
Getting To School
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. More information regarding getting to school safely and on time can be found on our transportation landing page.