With the authority of the Education Act, EIPS has created a boundary system where students are assigned a designated school, which is usually their neighbourhood school, depending on school capacity and utilization. By providing a designated school for each child, EIPS ensures there is space available in that school to meet children's educational needs. Refer to Administrative Procedure 305: School Attendance Areas and Requests to Attend Non-Designated Schools for more information.
The current attendance boundaries create a feeder school framework wherever possible. A feeder school framework is when all students designated to a particular elementary school are designated together as one group to a subsequent junior and senior high school. Within this model, students who attend their designated schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 will transition with all other students in the same school from elementary to junior high and then to senior high.