About Olds High School

September 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at OHS.  I hope that you had a great summer and that you were often able to connect with friends and family.  I know that even as you are reading this you may be busy with back to school shopping and getting ready for the first day of the new semester. September really is more of a new year in our school community than January 1st. As Principal of Olds High, I am honoured and humbled at the responsibility involved in this great job.  What I will promise to all of you is that the combination of outstanding students, supportive parents, and committed staff at OHS, represent the trademarks of our excellent learning community and the building blocks of a great year ahead. I look forward to a wonderful season of learning and to meeting with each of you.

Tom Christensen


About Olds High School ...

Principal Mr. Tom Christensen
Vice Principal Mr. Kent Lorenz
Vice Principal Ms. Gayleen Roelfsema
School Board Trustee Ms. Trudy James
Student Body Grades 9 - 12 
Student Body Population 564

Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.

OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners.  The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.

Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements.  Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects

Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.

For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.