Nelson McIntyre Collegiate is a Grade 9 - 12 High School in the Louis Riel School Division with a mandate to reimagine high school for the 21st century. Nelson McIntyre Collegiate has developed a new Project Based Learning (PBL) model of schooling that started with its Grade 9 students in 2016-2017, and adding a grade every year until 2019-2020 where Grade 12 was added. The graduating class of 2020 is the first class to complete all four years in our new model. We are pleased with the results. In June 2020, this graduating class earned over $71,000 in scholarships in a class of 68 students.
This model affords students an opportunity to incorporate authentic deeper learning opportunities into their studies. It focuses on transferable 21st century skills that we call the 6Cs (Fullan, 2014). These are: Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Citizenship, and Character. We have added a 7th C to the 6Cs with one of our own—Career Development—delivered to our students through Weeks without Walls.
Project Based Learning explained by students
Grade 9 and 10 Programming
Grade 11 and 12 Programming
Because of our unique programming, we are accept applications from students from across the Louis Riel School Division.
With an enrollment of approximately 310 students, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate is a small school with big opportunities. The school also offers a number of other programs including a project-based interdisciplinary program for Grade 11 students called Propel, and Co-op Education—a program designed for students with cognitive disabilities. We have an active Junior Achievement Program, a competitive athletics program, a highly regarded band program, and many other extracurricular opportunities.
To learn more about our unique history, click here.
Nelson McIntyre By The Numbers
Number of Students: 307*
* Data collected in June 2020
Principal: Charlene Smallwood
Vice-Principal: Warren Nightingale