About Kate Andrews High School
Kate Andrews offers a strong academic core program supplemented by a wide variety of complementary courses. Students have performed well on the Alberta Diploma Examinations, traditionally exceeding the provincial averages. Teachers of these courses are subject specialists and participate in professional activities to remain up-to-date with the current curriculum and instructional practices.
KAHS has received provincial and national recognition, resulting in a number of Alberta and Canadian awards. In 1969 Kate Andrews was selected as one of the sixty-five best schools out of eighteen thousand in Canada in a survey conducted by Chatelaine Magazine. In 1977 a team of Mechanics students captured the National Championship in the Chrysler Trouble Shooting competition and in 1985 another team of students captured the Canadian Reach for the Top Championship. In athletics, the football, baseball, and girls and boys basketball teams have won numerous Alberta championships. In 1997 a group of students captured first place in the LCC/Pratt and Whitney Science Olympics. In Fine Arts, the Drama KA program has captured several Alberta awards and the Band program has captured many accolades at the Kiwanis Music Festival. Kate Andrews has been recognized in Skills Canada Competition for the past 10 years. In 2013 the Kate Andrews team participants received a gold medal in Provincials and fourth place in Nationals.
Academic support is provided for those students who are experiencing difficulties with their courses at school. Students with mild to severe learning disabilities are integrated into regular classes with appropriate assistance provided.