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Overview

An online learning program is a structured learning environment in which students engage with their teachers in one or more online courses. Alberta certificated teachers employed by school authorities supervise and instruct students.

Online learning is one of many different programs that facilitates personalized learning and provides a flexible option for students to complete their course work.

Online Learning Directory

This directory is organized by geographic area (north, central, south) and is intended to provide information on the types of online learning programming offered by each school authority including:

  • type of program offered – online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning (part face-to-face in a classroom, part online away from teacher)
  • grades offered
  • serves students from other school authorities (that is, open boundaries)
  • teacher resource sharing
  • synchronous (real-time, online) instruction provided
  • face-to-face opportunities provided
  • register anytime during the year (that is, continuous intake during the school year)
  • summer school (Gr. 10 to 12)
  • off-campus programs (that is, RAP, Green Certificate, Work Experience)
  • dual credit opportunities
  • adult programming (that is, students 20 years or older)
  • other pertinent information
  • Northern Alberta

    Aspen View School Division, Athabasca, AB
    Centre for Alternative and Virtual Education

    Black Gold School Division, Leduc, AB
    Black Gold Virtual School

    • Modalities offered: online learning and hybrid (print-based learning with required online activities)
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Teacher resource sharing: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: by appointment only
    • Register anytime during the year: no
    • Summer school: Yes; Gr. 10 to 12 face to face and distance learning. Visit BGSD Summer School for further information.
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; additional information
    • Adult programming: yes; through our outreach schools

    Buffalo Trail School Division, Dewberry, AB
    Students On-Line

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; upon request
    • Face-to-face opportunities: no
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus opportunities: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit programs: yes; agreement with Lakeland College (carpentry, welding)
    • Adult programming: yes

    East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division, Vermilion, AB
    School of Hope

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended program
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, all classes recorded and posted in online course
    • Face-to-face opportunities: optional field trips
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Lakeland College
      • Early Learning & Child Care
      • Environmental Sustainability
      • Introduction to Soil Science
      • Introduction to Esthetics

    Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division, Edmonton, AB 
    Revelation On-Line

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 7 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; upon request
    • Face-to face opportunities: yes; by appointment
    • Register anytime during the year: registrations year round but courses are semester-based with start and end dates
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes, Advanced Placement Courses
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes, Junior Achievement Program/Advanced Placement
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Partnership with Newman Theological College offering the certificate in Catholic Studies courses online, Advanced Placement courses

    Edmonton School Division, Edmonton, AB
    Argyll Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes, high school; September for Grades 1 to 9
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate, Innovate
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: no

    Elk Island School Division, Sherwood Park, AB
    Elk Island Public Schools Moodle Site

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes; courses taken by students registered in local schools
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs:  yes
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes
    • Other pertinent information: programming provided at local school site

    Elk Island Catholic Separate School Division, Sherwood Park, AB
    St. Isidore Learning Centre

    • Modalities offered: Online learning, outreach education
    • Grades: 7 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: not at this time
    • Face-to-face: yes
    • Register anytime during the year:yes, providing room and resources
    • Summer School: yes
    • Off-campus opportunities: yes
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Faith-based Catholic School, Outreach Education, Home Education (through our partners at THEE - silc.eics.ab.ca)  and Chesterton Academy of St. Isidore

    Grande Yellowhead School Division, Edson, AB
    The Learning Connection

    • Modalities offered: online and print-based distance education in partnership with Alberta Distance Learning Centre, blended learning
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: not at this time
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes; drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes; continuous intake during the school year
    • Summer school: yes; district operated program. Visit: https://gypsd.ca/ for further information
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; in partnership with local high school
    • Adult programming: yes

    Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Division, St. Albert, AB
    St. Gabriel High School

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 9 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year: no, only prior to September 30 and on a case-by-case basis
    • Summer school: yes; district operated program. Visit: https://www.summerschool.gsacrd.ab.ca for further information.
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience within the Greater St. Albert area only
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Healthcare Career Pathways
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Specialize in helping students upgrade for post-secondary entrance and concurrent students in district schools.

    Parkland School Division, Stony Plain, AB
    Connections for Learning

    Peace Wapiti School Division, Spirit River, AB
    Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE)

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 9 to 12 (some exceptions for Grades 4 to 8)
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year: full-time programs (no), part-time programs (only a selection of courses available)
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes

    Pembina Hills School Division, Barrhead, AB
    Vista Virtual School: Edmonton Campus

    • Modalities offered:
      • Online learning: Grades 7 to 12
      • Print-based distance education: Grades 1 to 6
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes, with an education services agreement
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, upon request to the teacher
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, by appointment only. Monthly visits at three sites: Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge
    • Register anytime during the year: Deadline for primary registrations is the third week of September. Students from other school authorities may be registered at any time.
    • Summer school: yes; registration opens March 1. All students who are residents of Alberta (10 credits maximum. No service agreement required.)
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate, Career Internship, Volunteerism
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes; register anytime during the year
    • Other pertinent information:
      • Can be Grades 1 to 12 school of choice for any student who resides in Alberta.
      • Partners with school authorities to fill gaps in student timetables and school programs.

    St. Paul School Division, St. Paul, AB
    St. Paul Alternate Education Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 9 to 12, some exceptions
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Continuing Partnership with Lakeland College, Portage College, and the University of Blue Quills.
    • Adult programming: no
  • Central Alberta

    Battle River School Division, Camrose, AB
    Battle River Online

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: in process (exceptions on case-by-case basis)
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, depending on instructor and course
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes (Grades 10 to 12)
    • Summer school: yes (2020/21 school year)
    • Off-campus programs: yes; RAP, Green Certificate, Work Experience
    • Adult programming: yes; on case-by-case basis

    Koinonia Christian School Red Deer (private, faith-based), Red Deer, AB
    [email protected] program

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning, shared responsibility program, home education
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes (Christian education)
    • Synchronous online instruction: scheduled weekly by class; by appointment for individual interaction with teachers
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, in many areas of the province in partner schools within the independent Christian school community
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship, Program (RAP), Green Certificate, Career Internship, Volunteerism
    • Dual credit opportunities: in development
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: offering programs throughout Alberta
      • Christian education (non-denominational)
      • Full-time programs (Grades 1 to 12)
      • Part-time programs (Grades 10 to 12)

    Prairie Adventist Christian eSchool (private, faith-based), Lacombe, AB

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: K to 12
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, daily schedule classes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: no
    • Register anytime during the year: no, beginning of term/semester
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Summer school: no
    • Other pertinent information: Faith-based Seventh-day Adventist School

    Rocky View School Division, Airdrie, AB
    Rocky View Schools Online

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, provided by online teachers who schedule time with students in division schools
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs:  none – all done through Rocky View Community Learning Centre
    • Dual credit opportunities:  yes
      • Bow Valley College: Business Communication and Intro to Criminal Justice System
      • U of C: Psychology
      • SAIT: Management 200
    • Adult programming: no

    RVS Community Learning Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no; exceptions on case-by-case basis
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: none; all running through Rocky View Schools Online
    • Adult programming: no
  • Southern Alberta

    Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division, Calgary, AB
    St. Anne Academic Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes
      • Work Experience
      • Career Discovery
      • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
      • Exploratory programs including: Cook Apprentice, Heat & Frost Insulators, Ironworkers, Pipe Trades, Metal Trades
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes
      • Pharmacy Assistant
      • Pre-Employment Carpentry
      • Pre-Employment Welding
      • Pre-Employment Plumbing
      • Veterinary Technical Assistant
    • Adult programming: no
    • Other pertinent information: some courses offered in conjunction with Alberta Distance Learning Centre

    Calgary School Division, Calgary, AB
    CBe-Learn

    Canadian Rockies School Division 
    Distance Education Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12, students who have completed Grade 9 are also eligible for summer school courses
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Teacher resource sharing: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes; provided by online teachers who schedule time with students during blended learning courses
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes, Virtual Summer School as well as blended learning
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Bow Valley College and Olds College
    • Adult programming: no
    • Other pertinent information: blended course offerings through Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre:
      • Water Experience 15 (includes Paddle Canada certificate)
      • Winter Travel 15

    Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate School Division, Okotoks, AB  
    The Centre for [email protected]

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning, home education
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; scheduled daily instruction
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in
    • Register anytime during the year:  no; registration/intake in September, includes second semester high school courses
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Entrepreneurship with Bow Valley College
    • Adult programming: no

    St. Paul’s Academy Online High School

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12 (part-time students taking one course)
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; scheduled daily instruction
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year: no; registration/intake in September and this includes second semester high school courses
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: no
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: full-time students register with Centre for [email protected]

    Foothills School Division, High River, AB
    The Hub

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12 (Grades 1 to 9 may be enrolled with Alberta Distance Learning Centre)
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • Teacher resource sharing: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Bow Valley College
    • Adult programming: no

    Golden Hills School Division
    Golden Hills Learning Academy, Strathmore, AB

    NorthStar Academy (faith-based), Didsbury, AB

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based/online learning
    • Grades: 1 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, small group instruction days
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes (Grades 10 to 12)
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes, Work Experience, Green Certificate, RAP
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Faith-based Christian context, shared responsibility program

    Livingstone Range School Division, Fort Macleod, AB
    Livingstone Range School Division Virtual School

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; upon request
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: no
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: no
    • Other pertinent information: courses offered in conjunction with Alberta Distance Learning Centre as well. Dual credit and off-campus programs operate out of local schools.

    Palliser School Division, Calgary, Picture Butte, Vulcan, Coaldale, AB
    Palliser Beyond Borders

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning, home education, outreach services in Vulcan and Coaldale
    • Grades:
      • Home-based learning and online high school (Grades 10 to 12): all courses available with asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Teacher-instructed by Palliser teacher, fees per course, continuous enrollment and completions all year. No caps on registration.
      • Home Education (Grades 1 to 12): parent-directed with parent as primary educator. No fees, registration before September 30 to ensure $850 parent reimbursement availability per child. No caps on registration.
      • Home-based learning (Grades 1 to 9): online daily synchronous, cohort-based, project-based, cross-curricular instruction across the four core subject areas in a delivery called Live Online. (language arts/social studies and math/science) in cohorts, Grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9. Asynchronous instruction is part of this model as well, to help reduce time in front of a computer.
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Teacher resource sharing: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes, continuous in high school. September 30 for home education and Grades 1-9 online.
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes: https://www.palliseroffcampus.ca/
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: mentorships, volunteerism and career internships. Complete a Student Request and Inquiry Form.

    Pembina Hills School Division, Barrhead, AB
    Vista Virtual School: Calgary Campus

    • Modalities offered:
      • Online learning: Grades 7 to 12
      • Print-based distance education: Grades 1 to 6
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes; with an education services agreement
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, upon request to the teacher
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, by appointment. Monthly visits at three sites: Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge.
    • Register anytime during the year: Deadline for primary registrations is the third week of September. Students from other school authorities may be registered any time.
    • Summer school: yes, registration opens March 1. All students who are residents of Alberta (10 credits maximum. No service agreement required.)
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate, Career Internship, Volunteerism
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes; register anytime during the year
    • Other pertinent information:
      • Can be Grades 1 to 12 school of choice for any student who resides in Alberta.
      • Partners with school authorities to fill gaps in student timetables and school programs.

    Phoenix Education Foundation (private),Calgary, AB
    Phoenix Education Foundation

    • Modalities offered: blended learning (face-to-face, online and print-based)
    • Grades: 1 to 9
    • Serves students from other school authoritiesyes; Calgary and surrounding area
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes; onsite classes, field trips, workshops, camps, private student instruction
    • Register anytime during the year: no
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: no
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: no
    • Other information: Parent support/participation required, learning commons available, internet access at campus, feasts and celebrations throughout the year

    Prairie Land School Division
    Hope Christian Online School (faith-based), Champion, Alberta

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 4 to 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; scheduled daily instruction
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes; through extra-curricular activities
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes; in core Grades 10 to 12
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information:
      • Alberta Works approved school
      • Community choir and drama, summer drama and photography camp
  • Provincewide Service

    Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) (Pembina Hills School Division, Barrhead, AB)

    • ADLC provides distance education services to school authorities in the province. Students under the age of 20 must register for courses with ADLC through their local school.
    • Adult students may register directly with any of the school authorities listed in the online learning directory that offer adult programming.
    • Offers both student instruction and resource access through teacher support service.

    Centre francophone d'éducation à distance (CFED, Francophone Distance Education Centre, East Central Francophone Education Region, St. Paul, AB)

    • CFED provides online learning programs to the 4 Francophone regional school authorities in the province. Students under the age of 20 must register for courses with CFED through their local Francophone school.
    • Adult students and out of province students must meet eligibility requirements for Francophone Education outlined in section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    ScCyber E-Learning Community Calgary, AB

    • ScCyber E-Learning Community provides educational programs to students in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across the province.
    • ScCyber E-Learning Community is committed to providing access to a high quality learning experience for Grades 7 to 12 and adult Indigenous students. Through a unique virtual learning community that is sensitive to the needs of Indigenous learners, students gain the skills and knowledge that are needed to be successful in their communities and beyond, bringing an enhanced sense of self-worth.

    MoodleHub Course Sharing (formerly Rocky View MoodleHub course sharing)

    • Course sharing site in a variety of formats for many learning management systems.

Online Learning Guides

Guides for schools and students

The online learning guides will help parents/caregivers, students, school and school authority leaders better understand the strengths and opportunities for online and blended learning in Alberta.

Online Learning Guides for students and families

Online Learning Guides for schools and school leaders

Resources

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