Our School

Grades Taught

10-12

About

At Memorial Composite High School we have a strong, collaborative culture based on learning, caring, and respect. Our fundamental purpose is learning, but we understand that learning is more than an academic exercise. We help students develop citizenship skills, empathy, and responsibility. We have a supportive and accepting culture and atmosphere in which we actively promote students’ efforts to reach their full potential.

Population

1260

Ward

Ward 4

Principal

Carolyn Jensen

Trustee

Paul McCann

Motto

The torch held high.

At Memorial Composite High School, we have a strong, collaborative culture based on learning, caring, and respect. Our fundamental purpose is learning, but we understand that learning is more than an academic exercise. We help students develop citizenship skills, empathy, and responsibility. We have a supportive and accepting culture and atmosphere in which we actively promote students’ efforts to reach their full potential.

Memorial Composite is a school rich in history and is entrenched in the community. Although we opened a beautiful, modern site in February 2010, we have not lost our historical connection to Stony Plain and the surrounding community. We have been a symbol of education and remembrance in Stony Plain for over 60 years. This sense of tradition however, does not mean the school is lost in the past. Students graduate prepared for the 21st Century, with strong academic and critical thinking skills. They are independent thinkers with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to themselves and to their beliefs.

Belonging Statement

At Memorial, each of us contributes to inclusion in our own individual ways. We recognize that we are still learning and continuing to grow. By examining ourselves and our biases, we can start conversations and strive to be better. We are willing to challenge our ways of thinking and open ourselves to different ideas.

Our staff, students, and school community are committed to being respectful and listening to the concerns of others. This includes being kind, helping each other, and reaching out when needed. To be an equitable school means we must support each person in a way that best suits their unique needs.

Together we will continue to create a safe, caring, and inclusive school community. Creating a culture of equity continues to be important work and is not easy; however, MCHS is resilient and committed to growing and rising to the challenge.

Together we will ensure the Torch is Held High.

Unique Features of MCHS

  • We are a 21st Century building - we opened at our new location in February 2010.
     
  • We have vibrant Career and Technology Studies (over 50 courses), Fine Arts (Choral, Band, Art, Drama, Musical Theatre), Second Languages (German, French, and Japanese), Work Experience and Registered Apprenticeship programs– we are a true Composite High School.
     
  • We have a strong Outreach program, designed to accommodate students for whom a traditional classroom delivery approach is not effective.
     
  • We offer a full complement of extracurricular activities, relying heavily on teacher and community volunteers. We are setting the future for our students with an increased focus on citizenship and social responsibility.
     
  • We are extremely aware of the significance of our school to the town of Stony Plain - Memorial Composite has been a part of Stony Plain since 1950.

How We Define Success

Ultimately, the students who graduate from our school define success for us. This success is demonstrated when our students develop the independence and critical thinking skills required to be true 21st Century learners. 

We are proud of the number of students who leave our campus and go on to become successful, productive citizens. Other indicators of success include our positive reputation in the community, the number of students residing outside of our catchment area who choose to enroll at MCHS, and the high levels of academic achievement demonstrated by our students.

We Are Most Proud Of:

MCHS is most proud of the excellent, diverse programs we offer our students and the dedication and talent of our staff - programs that provide a multitude of choice and academic opportunity, and staff who are passionate about and committed to student learning. Our parents and students have confidence in our abilities to offer excellent programs and our constant drive to improve learning. Our students perform well on diploma examinations, and leave our school feeling prepared for work or post-secondary enrolment. 

We are proud to be a long-standing, integral part of Stony Plain - our school name is a tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War II, and we are proud to be that symbol of remembrance.

What Makes Our School “Good”? How Do We Know?

MCHS is more than a good school - we are an excellent school, and we know so because:

  • Our students, parents, and staff are pleased with the broad range of programs and the overall quality of education we offer the youth of Stony Plain and area.
     
  • A high percentage of our students complete high school in three years, and a low percentage drop out.
     
  • A high percentage of our students are eligible for Rutherford Scholarships.
     
  • Our students are excellent ambassadors for our school.
     
  • Our staff demonstrate care towards our students and are genuinely concerned about their lives.
     
  • We offer a wide range of programs and serve a diverse clientele - meaning there is a place for each and every one of our students at MCHS.
     

For more information contact:
Memorial Composite High School 
Phone:  780-963-2255 
Email: mchs@psd.ca