As students emerge into young adults, TIS provides an environment where they are free to expand their horizons and stretch themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally
Grades 7 to 9
As a middle school, the lower secondary team work hard to develop a sense of community and learning where adolescents can thrive and find a sense of belonging.
Students will study these core subjects all year:
Students will have two option courses per semester:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
*Mandarin students are grouped by level and not by age so that students at all levels can achieve improved language skills.
We also offer classes for those new to English during and after school to support their content learning in the classroom.
Grades 10 to 12
One School, Two Diplomas: Options for TIS Students
All students who attend TIS are enrolled in the Alberta High School Diploma programme. Every TIS student graduates with an Alberta High School Diploma, including IB students. With this in mind, three high school options are available to TIS students:
Alberta Diploma only with no IBDP
Alberta Diploma with selected IB courses
Alberta Diploma and the full IB Diploma
Both the Alberta and IB courses are delivered concurrently, so students who choose one of the IB options earn credit towards both diplomas.
Student Eligibility and Prerequisites for the IBDP
Since the IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous academic programme, students must meet certain eligibility requirements in their Grade 10 year before they can enroll. The goal is student success, so TIS strives to assist students in choosing the option that provides the greatest opportunity for them. Students must demonstrate the aptitude, work ethic and previous academic results before they will be considered for admission into the IBDP. These requirements are listed below.
Grade 10 students who are interested in the IBDP must:
Complete Math 10C and Math 20-1 (or equivalents) before enrolling in the IB DP
Complete all Dash 1 (or equivalent) courses
Earn a final overall academic average of 70%
Earn a minimum grade of 65% in all of the prerequisite courses for each of their IBDP Standard Level course selections
Earn a minimum grade of 75% in all of the prerequisite courses for each of the IBDP Higher Level courses
Students make the decision to enroll in the IBDP when registering for their Grade 11 courses. This usually takes place in January of their Grade 10 academic year.