Charles P. Allen High School

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Charles P. Allen High School
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Charles P. Allen High School
200 Innovation Drive

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B4B 0G4

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Coordinates 44°44′49″N63°38′18″W / 44.74694°N 63.63833°W / 44.74694; -63.63833 Coordinates: 44°44′49″N63°38′18″W / 44.74694°N 63.63833°W / 44.74694; -63.63833
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School type High school
Motto"Striving for Excellence"
School board Halifax Regional School Board
Area trusteeBeth Pye
School numberHRSB ID:183
Nova Scotia ID:358
PrincipalStephanie Bird
Grades 10-12
Enrollment1,595 (2021). [1]
LanguageEnglish, French immersion
Colour(s)Blue   and white  
MascotCharles
Team nameCheetahs
Website cpa.hrce.ca

Charles P. Allen High School (CPA) is a senior high school located in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This school serves Hammonds Plains, Bedford and a section of Halifax since 2010; for three years at the original CPA and current location since 2013. It serviced Waverley, Fall River, Windsor Junction and Montague Gold Mines until 2000 when Lockview High School was opened. It opened in 1978, six years after Sackville High School was opened and did serve Bedford. In 2009, CPA ranked 2nd with a grade of A- on the AIMS list.

The school is one of only five schools in HRM that offers the International Baccalaureate Programme; a two year, internationally standardised univserity-prep program. [2] CPA also offers the O2 program, a three-year program that is unique to Nova Scotia public schools. [3]

School teams

CPA has teams that participate in:

All of the schools sports teams are called the "Cheetahs". C. P. Allen High is a member of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

Mascot and school colours

The mascot of Charles P. Allen High is the cheetah. In the new building, there is a large student-made cheetah mosaic on the floor of the main hallway. The school's team colours are white and navy blue.

The International Baccalaureate Programme

Charles P. Allen has been an IB World School since 2007. IB Students at Charles P. Allen can take courses that include English HL/SL, French B HL, French B SL, Spanish B ab initio, Economics HL/SL, Environmental Systems & Societies SL, History HL/SL, History SL (available only in French), Biology HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Physics HL/SL, Math Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Theatre HL/SL, Music HL/SL, Visual Arts HL/SL & Theory of Knowledge. The IB Diploma Prep (DP)/Pre-IB is also available for Grade Ten students. [4]

Enrollment history

The following graph showes the school's population over time as of September 30th of each year. [5]

New Charles P. Allen High School

New Charles P. Allen High School under construction on Innovation Drive New Charles P. Allen High School.jpg
New Charles P. Allen High School under construction on Innovation Drive
Old Charles P. Allen building, now Rocky Lake Junior High at 670 Rocky Lake Drive CP Allen.jpg
Old Charles P. Allen building, now Rocky Lake Junior High at 670 Rocky Lake Drive

In April 2009, the Minister of Education announced a new high school would be built in Bedford to replace Charles P. Allen High School. The new Charles P. Allen opened in September 2013. The new building is located at 200 Innovation Drive in Bedford. The building features an enhanced cafetorium, student lounge, over 50 learning spaces and 2 gymnasiums, one of which is part of the community centre in the building. Outside the school, there is a full-size artificial turf sports field with stadium lighting. The building is built to be energy efficient and meets LEED Gold specifications. [6]

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  2. "International Baccalaureate | Halifax Regional Centre for Education". www.hrce.ca. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  3. "Options and Opportunities | Education and Early Childhood Development". www.ednet.ns.ca. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  4. "Charles P. Allen High School".
  5. "Charles P. Allen High | Halifax Regional Centre for Education". www.hrce.ca. Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  6. Halifax Regional School Board, New Charles P. Allen High School.