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    WELCOME

    VERNON BARFORD

    ENROLLMENT UPDATE

      

    Greetings from Vernon Barford and please see grade level enrollment updates below.

    Grade 9:

    • All accepted. Both returning Vernon Barford students and new to Vernon Barford students in our attendance area and out of the attendance area who pre-enrolled have all been accepted for the Regular Program for next year. 
    • All programs (Regular, Literacy and Gifted & Talented at the Grade 9 level) are now full and we are not accepting any more new students.

    Grade 8:

    • All accepted. Both returning Vernon Barford students and new to Vernon Barford students in our attendance area and out of the attendance area who pre-enrolled have all been accepted for the Regular Program for next year. 
    • All programs (Regular, Literacy and Gifted & Talented at the Grade 8 level) are now full and we are not accepting any more new students.

    Grade 7:

    Regular Program 

    • All accepted. All students in our attendance area and out of the attendance area who pre-enrolled have all been accepted for the Regular Program for next year. 
    • Grade 7 Regular Program is full and we are not accepting any more new students.

    Gifted & Talented Program

    • All students who were pre-enrolled by their elementary school and met required criteria for the Gifted & Talented Program have been accepted
    • Grade 7, 8 & 9 Gifted & Talented Program is now full and we are not accepting any more new students.

    Literacy Program 

    • All students who were appropriately coded have been accepted and the Literacy program is now full.  No additional spaces are available.
    • Literacy Program in all grades is full and we are not accepting new students.

    New students will be contacted in the next few weeks regarding course selection for 2021-22 school year.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Welcome to Vernon Barford Junior High School and the home of the BLUES family.  Like all strong families we believe that “Once a Blue, Always a Blue” which implies that it is our desire that every student would see being part of our community as a positive experience in both the short and long term. We also wish to be true to the spirit and example of our namesake (i.e., Mr. Vernon Barford) and toward this end all members of our community are encouraged to be committed to:

  • Ongoing learning (in a wide variety of areas).
  • The attitude and skill of giving one’s best (even when it is scary).
  • The collective good through a focus on “we” vs just “me”.  This implies an ongoing commitment to developing and modeling our BLUES character and citizenship traits (i.e. Big Hearted, Leaders, United, Engaged, Successful).
  • Ongoing personal and collective growth and improvement in all areas.

The above goals are supported through a tradition of exceptional academic programming in core subjects and complementary courses as well as the inclusion of Regular, Literacy, and Gifted and Talented programming and support.  There is something for everyone in the complimentary areas at Vernon Barford with many options in Fine Arts, Career and Technology Studies, Physical Education, and International Languages. Countless opportunities for students to also get involved and try/learn new things through high quality clubs, fun days, trips, and athletic teams also exist.

Vernon Barford is a member of the Edmonton Public School Board and like all other EPSB schools is committed to student achievement and literacy, student safety, and citizenship.

Welcome to our school and please do not hesitate to check out other areas of our website or give us a call should you have additional questions or desire more information on how to become part of our family.

Rick Pease

Principal

Vernon Barford Junior High School.