COVID-19 response

Students are no longer attending classes until further notice. However, learning will continue for students. We are working with school jurisdictions across the province on the details. Information on how student learning will be supported will be shared as soon as possible. For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

English
French-language content for this topic on Alberta.ca is currently being developed. Information will remain available on the Alberta Education website until this is complete.

Français
La page correspondante en français est en cours de préparation sur le site Web Alberta.ca. Pendant cette période de transition, l'information qu'elle contient demeure disponible sur le site Web du ministère de l'Éducation.

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)
  • teacher resource sharing
  • 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 School Division, Athabasca, AB
    Centre for Alternative and Virtual Education

    Black Gold School Division, Leduc, AB
    Black Gold Online and Blended Courses (Teacher Resource Sharing)

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

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

    • 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; 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: 1-12
    • 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: 10-12
    • 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: no
    • 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: 7-12
    • 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 Advanced Placement Courses Chesterton Academy of St. Isidore

    Grande Yellowhead School Division, Edson, AB
    The Learning Connection

    Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Division, 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 School Division, 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: no
    • 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 (Grades 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 School 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, Portage College, and the University of Blue Quills.
    • Adult programming: no
  • Central Alberta

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

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: K-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

    Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division, Red Deer, AB
    St. Gabriel Online School

    • Modalities offered: online learning
    • Grades: 8-12
    • Serves students from other school authorities: yes
    • 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
      • Medical Terminology
      • Psychology
      • Introduction to Business Management
      • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
      • Introduction to Marketing
      • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
      • Anatomy and Physiology
      • Business Communication
      • Introduction into the Criminal Justice System
      • Accommodation Management
      • Leisure, Sporting Events Recreation Operation
      • Pre-Employment Welding
      • Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician
      • Pre-Employment Agriculture Service Technician
      • Educational Assistant - Human Relations
      • Role of the Educational Assistant
      • Hairstyling Apprenticeship Safety
      • Power Engineering
    • Adult programming: yes
    • Other pertinent information: Faith-based Catholic School

    Rocky View School Division, 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 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: 10-12
    • 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

    Rocky View Course Sharing Hub – teacher resource sharing only, teachers may sign up for an account to access courses

  • 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: 10-12
    • 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 Division, Calgary AB
    CBe-Learn

    Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate School Division, Okotoks, AB  
    The 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 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

    Foothills School Division, High River, AB
    The HUB

    • Modalities offered: online learning, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12 (Grades 1 to 9 may be enrolled with ADLC)
    • 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: 1-12
    • 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 10-12)
    • 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 School Division Virtual School

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

    • Modalities offered: online learning, print-based distance education, blended learning
    • Grades: 10-12
    • 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
    • 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

    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 (Grades 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 Education 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
  • Province-wide 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 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.

    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.

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)

Resources

Home education