Archbishop Jordan High School

Archbishop Jordan High School is an academic Catholic secondary school located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.[1] It was founded in 1969[2] and is named after Archbishop Anthony Jordan.[3] The school motto - scri crui crediti - is based on Jordan's motto; scio crui crediti and the school football team, the Scots, is named after Jordan's Scottish birthplace.[4]

Archbishop Jordan High School
Address
4001 Emerald Drive

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Coordinates53°33′59″N 113°17′14″W / 53.56639°N 113.28722°W / 53.56639; -113.28722Coordinates: 53°33′59″N 113°17′14″W / 53.56639°N 113.28722°W / 53.56639; -113.28722
Information
Mottoscri crui crediti
(I know in whom I place my confidence)
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Established1969
Grades9-12
Age14 to 18
Enrollment243 (2018/9)
Websitearchbishopjordan.eics.ab.ca

The school was originally located on the corner of Brentwood Blvd and Oak Street. In 2013 a new larger building, accommodating up to 1,400 students, was built, and the old building was repurposed as a middle school.[5] The new location is in Emerald Hill subdivision.[6]

The new larger building has allowed the school to offer a wider variety of course, including Cosmetics, Dance, foods courses and design classes.

There are multiple sports teams students can join such as a football team, soccer team, rugby team, swimming team and more.

Archbishop Jordan students participate in many competitive sports events,[7] in particular soccer and handball.[8] Other school events are: Dramatic productions,[9] ABJ talent show, The Scots nominees, and the Ultimate Scavenger Hunt.

As of 2017, the Emerald Hills Leisure Center opened just adjacent to the school, providing students with the opportunity to join swimming teams and do something in their spare time.

ABJ is also home to a French Language Arts program that includes Math, Social studies and French classes. This provides students with a French background, or new students who wish to learn the basics of the language, the opportunity to do so with qualified teachers who care about their students.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Archbishop Jordan High School Sherwood Park Alberta Academic school ranking
  2. ^ "ABJ Turns 50 in 2019". abj.eics.ab.ca. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  3. ^ "Our School". abj.eics.ab.ca. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  4. ^ "Archbishop Anthony Jordan". www.caedm.ca. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  5. ^ New high school on radar | Fort Saskatchewan Record
  6. ^ "Catholic high school to open in '13 | Sherwood Park News". Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  7. ^ "Sting swarm Scots | Edmonton Examiner". Archived from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  8. ^ "Scots score handball squad | Sherwood Park News". Archived from the original on 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
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