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Status and Funding for PEAKS Collegiate Campus

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Livingstone Range School Division is thrilled to announce that Alberta Education has granted collegiate school status to PEAKS Campus, for specialized programming in environmental science. The status approval comes with a grant of $5.77 million.

“PEAKS Collegiate Campus is set to become a world-class education destination for high school students preparing for careers in environmental science,” says Chad Kuzyk, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Innovation, and the lead on the collegiate application. “We will offer hands-on and virtual programming for Grade 7-12 students to explore interests and pursue high school/post-secondary dual credit pathways.”

The environmental sciences specialization at PEAKS Collegiate Campus will leverage innovative partnerships between Livingstone Range School Division, Lethbridge College, and industry partners. Programming will include high school and college credit courses, practicum-style learning experiences with industry professionals, and career connections to help students have a competitive advantage in the workplace.

“This accreditation as a collegiate school and the accompanying funding is an acknowledgment of the incredible place-based opportunities we already offer students,” says Lacey Poytress, Board of Trustees Chair. “It also speaks to the unlimited potential awaiting students in the environmental sciences field right here in southern Alberta.”

The rigorous collegiate application process required extensive business case documentation including sector analysis and marketing plans; proof of partnership support;  detailed financial plans; and programming documentation. Plans for the approved funding include specialized equipment and collegiate-specific facility enhancement. It is anticipated that programming will be open to students beginning in the 2023-2024 school year and will grow from there. 

Superintendent Darryl Seguin sees PEAKS Collegiate Campus aligning with LRSD’s purpose. “PEAKS Collegiate Campus embodies our Division Mission to inspire excellence through meaningful relationships, innovation, and collaboration,” says Darryl. “And it will be a key part of our ongoing efforts to offer a broad range of programs for students and our desire to meet our ‘Every student, every day’ aspiration.”

“We are so grateful for the support of industry partners and Lethbridge College on this successful application,” says Chad. “These collaborative relationships create these amazing innovative opportunities for students.”

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