Our School

Cochrane High School is nestled on a ridge overlooking our community and the beautiful Bow River Valley.  We currently have an enrollment of approximately 1025 students in Grades 9 to 12. Our student population is a blend of students from the farms, ranches, acreages and the town itself.  We are just 15km west of Calgary on the 1A Highway.

Cochrane High School has been recognized as a "School of Distinction" in the category of "Improvement in Academics in High School".  Over the last several years Cochrane High School has been recognized by the Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education.

Cochrane High School Pillars: The Three "C's"

At Cochrane High, we strive to promote three characteristics in our students:

  • Community- building a positive learning culture and making a meaningful contribution to our community.
  • Character- we act with integrity, respect and display strong character.
  • Committment- we committ wholeheartedly to do our best in all we do in academics, athletics and community involvement.

Our Mission Statement

Cochrane High School endeavours to prepare students who will:

  • demonstrate leadership in civic, social and environmental concern
  • balance academic, athletic and creative endeavours
  • progress in a positive and focused school environment
  • develop and have respect for self and others
  • advocate for their diverse learning needs
  • demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning
  • develop career awareness to make informed decisions
  • demonstrate social and emotional awareness and competence

Learning Beliefs/Principles:

  1. Because achieving understanding and transfer require a willingness to think, rethink and push beyond one’s normal comfort level, learners need a safe and supportive environment for intellectual risk taking and for questioning assumptions and habits.
  2. Learning is enhanced when it is personalized-when the learner’s interests, preferences, strengths, contributions and prior knowledge are sufficiently honoured.
  3. Learners require timely and practical feedback in order to understand goals, to produce quality work, and to meet high standards.
  4. Engaged and sustained learning requires that learners constantly see the value of their work and experience success when facing worthy challenges.
  5. Prior learning is applied to new situations and understanding is reached through regular reflection, self-assessment and self-adjustment.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.