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The South Alberta Hockey Academy provides a world class education-based hockey experience that cultivates integrity, leadership and excellence. Students, teachers, coaches and performance professionals collaborate to provide academic and athletic experiences that leverage every student’s strength.
The demanding schedule for our student-athletes requires additional educational support. In addition to the support our students receive from the EBHS teachers and staff, we have developed a pool of resources and supports that allow our student-athletes to learn and excel in a comfortable and accommodating environment. Our educational assistants monitor student grades and progress on a daily basis. This is important to the success of our student-athletes because of the busy schedule the CSSHL presents. This ensures the students do not fall behind in their studies and remain up-to-date on current lessons and assignments. We have a teacher and an educational assistant that work with our student-athletes on a daily basis. The roles and responsibilities of our educational staff go beyond monitoring and tracking assignments. Our staff has been able to build relationships with our students and provide them with the time and resources to work, complete, and excel in their studies. Our educational support also extends to our mandatory study hall every Thursday evening. Study hall takes place at Coulee Collegiate which is located within the Medicine Hat College campus. Coulee Collegiate provides tutoring services and quiet and comfortable work spaces for our students to work on assignments, study for tests, and collaborate with classmates. Many of our student-athletes wish to continue their hockey and academic careers through post secondary education. For that reason, we have developed a SAT preparation program that allows our students to excel on their SATs in preparation for NCAA hockey.
Courses and Planning
The South Alberta Hockey Academy understands that school plays a pivotal role in the future success of our students whether as professionals or as athletes. In North America we are fortunate to have multiple post-secondary paths that allow student-athletes to obtain a degree while still competing at the highest level of hockey possible. In collaboration with each individual student, we implement a roadmap that will prepare them for success and create additional opportunities at the collegiate level, whether this includes hockey or not. The South Alberta Hockey Academy has been fortunate to develop relationships with post-secondary institutions throughout North America which creates pathways and resources for our student-athletes to pursue their future ambitions.
Our students’ grades are monitored on a daily basis by our education staff. With that, it is required that all student-athletes maintain a high school grade average of 60% or higher. We strive for excellence and believe that academics play an integral role in the future success of our student-athletes. If a student fails to meet these expectations, there will be a discussion between the student and coach to determine the appropriate course of action. In addition to the monitoring of grades, we also monitor attendance. Classroom attendance is critical to the academic success of our student-athletes and is a mandatory requirement for all South Alberta Hockey Academy students.
Alberta Education High School Credits Earned
➼ 5 PE Credits ➼ 5 Fitness Credits ➼ 5 Leadership Credits ➼ 2 Wellness Credits ➼ 3 - 10 Credits from DL Courses (completed by end of May) ➼ 20 Credits from Core Courses at EBHS