Information Night Presentation

An information night was held November 2, 2023 to share information to parents/guardians, students and the community regarding Iron Ridge Secondary Campus. The following is the information presented in a short presentation to more than 200 people during the information night. 

Principal Mr. Ed Coles

Ed Coles has been hired as the principal of Iron Ridge Secondary Campus.

Ed is based out of District Office this year and will work collaboratively with staff and senior administration to prepare for the opening of IRSC.

The assistant principal will be hired in late January/early February 2024.
All job postings will be posted on the WCPS website and Apply to Education.

Iron Ridge Secondary Campus Information Sources

Iron Ridge Secondary Campus FAQ Page

Iron Ridge Secondary Campus Facebook Page

The websites of Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus, Iron Ridge Elementary Campus, Iron Ridge Junior Campus, Iron Ridge Secondary Campus, École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, Lacombe Outreach School

Wolf Creek Public Schools YouTube Channel.

IRSC Grade Configuration

Grade 9-12

  • Current Grade 8 & 9 students who are enrolled at Iron Ridge Junior Campus must attend IRSC in September 2024. 
  • As per the WCPS Board decision, Grade 10 and 11 students who are currently enrolled at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School and Lacombe Outreach School will have the option to remain at ÉLCHS/LOS, or attend IRSC.
    • These students will be the base for grade 11 and grade 12.

Enrolment, Programming & Staffing

Planning for programming and staffing is contingent on enrollment numbers.

IRSC Principal's Update

  • Construction-Focus right now is exterior work before the deep freeze sets in. Recently completed paving, concrete and windows. 
  • Furniture & Equipment-Working on 3D renderings of the school to get feedback. It’s a big job. 

Second Floor

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If a room is not labelled, it is a classroom.

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French Immersion: All French Immersion students will continue to attend school in Lacombe. Busing will be provided. 

Enrolment at ÉSLCHS: 

  • In the process of contacting ÉSLCHS grade ten and eleven parents (approximately 239 students) via email and phone calls to ensure parents have a clear understanding of the enrollment process. If you haven’t heard from me by december, reach out to
  • These discussions will allow for a preliminary understanding of student numbers and interest in option programming.


  • Currently, close to 100 Blackfalds students attend Lacombe Outreach School.
  • IRSC has been designed to house an Alternative Learning Program that will accommodate students who will not remain as LOS students. 
  • Separate entrance to the school.

Options Courses: Programming will be determined through enrollment, and feedback on interest. Options are not limited to high school students alone. Junior high students from Iron Ridge Junior Campus will also have access to these programs, creating a seamless educational journey. So far we’ve had interest in the following:

  • Welding 
  • Mechanics
  • Cosmetology
  • Art
  • Carpentry/woodworking 
  • Drama
  • Music 
  • Computer Sciences/Multimedia
  • Sports Performance
  • Foods

Programming Feedback Form: The week of November 6, students from IRJC, ÉLCHS and LOS will be sent a Google Form via Powerschool Announcement to collect further feedback for option courses.

Central Alberta Collegiate Institute: Providing a bridge between high school and post-secondary education, this partnership will enable our students to earn college credits while still in high school, giving them a head start on their educational journey and a competitive edge in the job market. The Central Alberta Collegiate Institute is a partnership between Wolf Creek Public Schools, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, Red Deer Public Schools, Chinooks Edge School Division, Red Deer Polytechnic, Olds College, CAREERS: The Next Generation. See the embedded photo for more information. 

Other Programming:

Green Certificate courses are not sequential. They may be taken in any order. Each Green Certificate course is coded as a 33 level course and all credits earned in Green Certificate courses count toward Grade 12 requirements. 

See Program Listing HERE

Enrolment Commitment

  • December 18th, an enrollment “Commitment Form” will be sent to ÉLCHS  Grade 10 and 11 parents via Powerschool Announcement asking if they will be remaining at ÉLCHS, LOS or attending IRSC. 
    • Enrollment commitment is essential to inform both staffing at ÉLCHS, LOS, IRJC & IRSC as well as programming for the IRSC students for the 2024/2025 school year. 
      • This survey must be completed by January 15.


Planning for programming and staffing is contingent on enrollment numbers.

Staffing Process

Assistant Principal: 

  • Job Posting (early January)
    • Job posting for this position will be posted on the WCPS website and Apply to Education.
    • This position will not officially begin until September 2024.
  • All other staffing:
  • All other staffing is contingent on student enrollment numbers and programming.

Mascot and Team Name

The mascot, Team Name and Logo will be released as part of the Iron Ridge Insider video series.  Stay tuned to find out more.

For all inquiries, contact Iron Ridge Secondary Campus principal Mr. Ed Coles
Email: or call Wolf Creek Public Schools at 403.783.3473,
and ask for Ed Coles.