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Hello Ardrossan families,

It is with very mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I will be leaving Ardrossan Junior Senior High School. I was offered and have accepted the position of principal of Vegreville Composite High School for the fall of 2018. 

My time at Ardrossan Junior Senior High School has been a highlight of my career. I have such a deep respect for the community, the families, the staff and especially the students and will miss all of you. I appreciate the acceptance and support you have shown me as we have worked together in the best interests of the students, and have so enjoyed being a part of this amazing community. 

Thank you for a wonderful four years. I’m leaving, knowing that Ardrossan is in good hands and will continue to offer an excellent learning environment for all our students.   I wish you all the best.

Rod Leatherdale
Assistant Principal

Cafeteria Closed

Please note the cafeteria will be closed from Thursday, June 21st for the remainder of the school year. Thank you

Grade 9 Math PAT Part A

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High grade nine students will write Part A of the Math Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:17 pm, and not on Wednesday June 27 as previously shared.  The reason for the change is to allow students sufficient time between Parts A and B.  As a reminder:

  • Part A of the Math PAT consists of 20 numerical-response questions and was designed to be completed in 20 minutes.  Part A will assess students’ foundational skills and fluency in mental math, estimation, computation, and algebra, without the use of a calculator;
  • Part B (which will be written on June 27), contains 32 multiple choice questions and 8 numerical response questions.  Part B was designed to be completed in 70 minutes.  Students may use manipulatives and calculators to complete Part B. 
  • Students are allowed up to double the time allotted to complete both Part A and B

    Please click here to view the parent guide for Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Tests.

Academics at AJS

Our school offers a wide range of academic programs to meet diverse students’ needs:

- French Immersion
- Modern Languages (French & Spanish)
- Knowledge and Employability Courses
- Career & Technology Studies
   * Communication Technology/ Construction/Foods/Fashion/ Mechanics/Fabrication (Welding)
- Environmental Education
- Personal Fitness
- Learning Commons (Library)
- 3 Computer Labs
- Off Campus Education
- Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Wellness Centre
- 2 Large Gymnasiums
- 275 Seat Theatre

Accountability Pillar Overall Summary for AJS

Ardrossan students were above in both the acceptable and excellence categories compared to the Province and Elk Island Public Schools in our Provincial Achievement Tests and Diplomas overall.





High School Completion Rate
Drop Out Rate
PAT Acceptable
PAT Standard of Excellence
Diploma Standard of Excellence
Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility Rate

85.9 23.1 30.0 73.0



Parents & Guardians for Grade 12 Graduates:

The following is a timeline for the Grade 12 Graduation held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Millennium Place –

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:20 am in the theatre –
Students meet in the theatre for important grad information meeting and to draw lottery numbers to determine the order in which they may select their tables for the graduation banquet.  Students unable to attend this meeting will have a lottery number drawn for them. There is no limit to the number of tickets available for purchase this year.

Please ensure school fees are paid in full prior to the purchase of any graduation tickets.

If you wish to pay for graduation tickets by credit or debit card, you must do so through the Parent Portal on PowerSchool.  Please log on to your account and add the grad tickets to your cart and pay online. Tables will be chosen as per the student lottery placement and will be available for selection during lunch time only as per the schedule below.

We cannot accept any credit or debit cards at the school or over the phone.

Cash and cheques, payable to AJSH, may be brought to the school office.

We are unable to accept post-dated cheques.

Please e-mail Barb Steinbring at barb.steinbring@eips.ca or Shelly Zaharichuk at shelly.zaharichuk@eips.ca or phone (780) 922-2228 ext. 3314 should you require any assistance with adding tickets to your account. 

Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:40 am – 12:15 pm in the library – Lottery Draw Numbers 1 – 45 –
Students select banquet tables and pick up tickets in library

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Physics 30 Field Trip – no ticket pick up

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 11:40 am -12:15 pm in the library – Lottery Draw Numbers 46 – 90 –
Students select banquet tables and pick up tickets in library

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:40 am – 12:15 pm in the library – Lottery Draw Numbers 91 – 136 – Students select banquet tables and pick up tickets in library

Friday, June 29, 2018 – Graduation Day
4:30 pm – Doors Open at Millennium Place
5:00 pm – Grand March
5:15 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Ceremony
9:00 pm – Dance

2017-18 EIPS French Immersion Parent Survey Results Report

The results are now available for the French Immersion Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to providing a high-quality and comprehensive French immersion program that meets the needs of our students. Parents/guardians play a key role in supporting their child to achieve the goals of the program. The overall Division results represent 289 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS. The feedback gathered will help EIPS schools and the Division continue to enhance the French immersion experience for your child. Please click here to view the results.

2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report

The results are now available for the 2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 20 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan:

  • Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
  • Priority 2: Enhance high quality learning and working environments
  • Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships and communication

The overall Division results represent 2,918 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS. This was an increase in responses from 2,678 in the previous year.

The survey results for Ardrossan Junior Senior High School have helped us identify some of the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

Areas of strength:

  • The school keeps me informed about my child’s progress and achievement.
  • My child is demonstrating growth in numeracy.
  • My child’s school is safe.

Opportunities for growth:

  • Building connections and relationships with the school team
  • Physical condition of the school
  • Building knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be successful in life

The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward. 

Parent Survey Results: Division Parent Survey Results: Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School

French Immersion at AJS

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School offers a French Immersion (FI) Program for Grades 7 through 12. A full program is offered at the junior high level and a variety of core courses at the senior high level. The junior high program includes French Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math and English Language Arts. Students in the FI Program can take advantage of cultural activities and exchanges, important educational aspects of the program. We offer the following courses in French. French Language Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies, Math at all levels as well as Science 10. We have a great retention rate from Jr. High to Sr. High year after year.

Information from the EIPS High School Information Night

Please click here to view the Powerpoint from the  EIPS High School Information Night which was held on February 27, 2018.  In addition you can view the live stream below:-

Grade 7 Orientation - August 30, 2018

There will be an orientation evening for those  Grade 7's entering AJS for the 2018-2019 school year on August 30th, 2018 at 6PM in the school theatre.  Please keep checking our website for further details closer to the time.


myPass is an Alberta Education secure self-service website for high school students to order transcripts, view diploma results, view credits and progress towards graduation and print detailed academic reports.

View the easy step-by-step guide to help you sign up for myPass. For more information visit the Alberta Government myPass page.

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