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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 (i.e. open boundaries)
  • synchronous (real-time, online) instruction provided
  • face-to-face opportunities provided
  • register anytime during the year (i.e. continuous intake during the school year)
  • summer school (Gr. 10-12)
  • off-campus programs (i.e. RAP, Green Certificate, Work Experience)
  • dual credit opportunities
  • adult programming (i.e. students 20 years or older)
  • other pertinent information
  • Northern Alberta

    Aspen View Public Schools, Athabasca, AB
    Centre for Alternative and Virtual Education

    Black Gold Regional Schools, Leduc, AB
    Black Gold Online and Blended Courses

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 1-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no; exceptions on case-by-case basis
    • Synchronous online instruction: for some courses
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; RAP, Green Certificate, Work Experience
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Introduction to Heavy Oil and Gas, Environmental Sustainability, Health Care Aide
    • Adult programming: yes, on case-by-case basis
    • Other pertinent information: Outreach schools, Home-based Education Program (offered in conjunction with ADLC) and Online/blended learning in local high schools

    Buffalo Trail Public Schools, Dewberry, AB
    Students Online

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 1-12
    • 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 Catholic Schools, Vermilion, AB
    School of Hope

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended program
    • Grades: 1-12
    • 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 Schools, Edmonton, AB 
    Revelation Online

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes; upon request
    • 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, 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 Public Schools, 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 1 to 9
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate, Innovate
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: no

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

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • 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

    Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, Edson, AB 
    The Learning Connection

    Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, St. Albert, AB
    St. Gabriel High School

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education (in partnership with ADLC), blended learning
    • Grades: 9-12
    • 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 during the first 3 weeks of each semester. Intake interview is required after the third week before the application is considered.
    • Summer school: yes; district operated program. Please 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; Athabasca University Online Courses:
      • INST 203-Indigenous Studies
      • COMP 214- Interactive Technologies
      • EDUC 201-The Profession of Teaching
      • ARHI- A Survey of Western Art: Looking at Art from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages
      • ANTH 275- Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      • ACCT 253- Introductory Financial Accounting​
    • 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 Public School Division No.76, Spirit River, AB
    Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE)

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 4-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, as well as onsite classes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, RAP, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes; Post-secondary courses, Water and Wastewater Operator, Power Engineering & Educational Assistant Program
    • Other pertinent information: N/A

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

    • Modalities offered:
      • Online learning: Grades 7-12 full-time, grades 10-12 part-time (up to 10 credits at a time)
      • Print-based distance education: Grades 1- 9
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, upon request
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and monthly field trips at three sites: Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge
    • Register anytime during the year: yes (Gr. 10-12)
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate, Career Internship, Volunteerism
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information:
      • Full-time programs - Grades 1-12
      • Part-time programs - Grades 10-12 (up to 10 credits at a time)

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

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 9-12, 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 and Portage College
    • 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: 4- 12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no; exceptions on case-by-case basis
    • Synchronous online instruction: no
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes
    • Register anytime during the year: yes  (Gr. 10-12)
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: yes; RAP, Green Certificate, Work Experience
    • Dual Credit opportunities: yes; Lakeland College
      • Health Safety and Nutrition
      • Environmental Sustainability
      • Introduction to Soil Science
      • Introduction to Esthetics
      • Introduction to Heavy Oil & Gas
      • Health Care Aide Section 1
      • PLAY
    • Adult programming: yes, on case-by-case basis

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

    Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, Red Deer, AB
    St. Gabriel Online School

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 8-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, by appointment
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes, Work Experience, Green Certificate
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes
      • Agriculture Equipment Technician
      • Certificate of Achievement in Business Administration
      • Certificate of Achievement in Health care Administration
      • Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing
      • Educational Assistant
      • NAIT, Power Engineering
      • School Within A College
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Faith-based Catholic School

    Rocky View Schools, Airdrie, AB
    Rocky View Schools Online

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • 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 Cetnre
    • 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: 10-12
    • 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 Catholic Schools, Calgary, AB 
    St. Anne Academic Centre

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • 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
      • Wood Trades
    • Dual credit opportunities: yes
      • Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies Program
      • Health Care Aide
      • Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles
      • Pharmacy Assistant
      • Pre-Employment Carpentry
      • Pre-Employment Electrician
      • Pre-Employment Plumbing
      • Veterinary Technical Assistant
      • Welding Program
    • Adult programming: no
    • Other pertinent information: some courses offered in conjunction with ADLC

    Calgary School District, Calgary AB
    CBe-learn

    Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, Okotoks, AB  
    Centre for Learning @ Home

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 1-12
    • 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 at beginning of terms
    • 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: yes

    Foothills School Division, High River, AB
    High River Distributed Learning Program

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 9 -12 (grades 1 to 9 may be enrolled with ADLC)
    • Serves students from other school authorities: no
    • 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 Academy, Strathmore, AB

    NorthStar Academy (faith-based), Didsbury, AB

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based/online learning
    • Grades: 1-12
    • 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 (Gr. 10-12)
    • 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

     Hope Christian School (private, faith-based), Champion, Alberta

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 4-12
    • 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 Grade 10-12
    • 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

    Livingstone Range School Division, Claresholm, AB
    Livingstone Range Virtual School

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • 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 ADLC as well. Dual credit and off-campus programs operate out of local schools.

    Palliser School Regional Schools, Calgary, Picture Butte, Vulcan, Coaldale, AB
    Palliser Beyond Borders

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

    • Modalities offered:
      • Online learning: Grades 7-12 full-time, grades 10-12 part-time (up to 10 credits at a time)
      • Print-based distance education: Grades 1- 9
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes, upon request
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in and monthly field trips at three sites: Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge
    • Register anytime during the year: yes (Gr. 10-12)
    • Summer school: yes
    • Off-campus programs: yes; Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate, Career Internship, Volunteerism
    • Dual credit opportunities: no
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information:
      • Full-time programs - Grades 1-12
      • Part-time programs - Grades 10-12 (up to 10 credits at a time)

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

    • Modalities offered: blended learning (face-to-face, online and print-based)
    • Grades: 1-9
    • 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

    SCcyber E-Learning Community Calgary, AB

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 7-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • Synchronous online instruction: yes
    • Face-to-face opportunities: yes, drop-in
    • Register anytime during the year:  yes
    • Summer school: no
    • Off-campus programs: Work experience
    • Dual credit opportunities: Child Development Assistant, Domcor Safety Tickets
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Primarily serves Indigenous students at multiple sites throughout the province
  • Province-wide Service

    Alberta Distance Learning Centre (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.

    Centre francophone d'éducation à distance, (Francophone Distance Education Centre)

    East Central Francophone Education Region No. 3, St. Paul, AB

    • CFED provides online learning programs to the four 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.

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 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Online Learning Guides for schools and school leaders (PDF, 2.6 MB)

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