About Us

Next Step is a supportive, alternative  senior high school for students who require a non-traditional, individualized program. Located in community-based sites in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and Vegreville, Next Step provides students with:

  • a safe, comfortable environment
  • flexible, individual schedules
  • the opportunity to take responsibility for their own education and to experience success
  • excellent teachers and encouraging and respectful staff

Our Mission

To provide each student with the individual attention, guidance, and encouragement in order for them to successfully complete their educational goals.

Our Beliefs

  • All students can learn and experience success.
  • A quality education contributes to the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the student.
  • Learning is a lifelong process in which education plays a fundamental role.
  • Our program must be innovative, flexible, and continuously improving in order to meet the challenges presented by change.
  • Integrity, honesty, tolerance, and responsible behaviour must be fundamental in all that we do.
  • All students deserve a safe and caring environment.
  • Education is the foundation of success.

Programs & Services

Next Step schools offer all levels of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and all Sciences required to attain a Diploma or Certificate of Achievement in the province of Alberta. We also have a variety of complementary courses, Work Experience, RAP and Green Certificate available to students. Apart from our specialized complementary courses, Next Step is able to offer most courses from Alberta Education Programs of Study.

Students are involved in setting up their own programs and goals. Attendance and work completion schedules are flexible and are designed to meet individual student needs.

Administration

Joseph Clark, Principal, Next Step

Karen Ramsey, Assistant Principal
Next Step Senior High, Sherwood Park 

 

About

Diploma Exam: English 30-1 & 30-2 Part A

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Social Studies 30-1 & 30-2 Part A

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Social 30-1: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Social 30-2: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Diploma Exam: English 30-1 & 30-2 Part B

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Social Studies 30-1 & 30-2 Part B

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Mathematics 30-1 & 30-2

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Chemistry 30

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Physics 30

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Biology 30

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Diploma Exam: Science 30

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The official and most up-to-date Diploma Exam schedule is available on the Alberta Education website.

Your Future: Post-secondary and Career Fair

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Future is going VIRTUAL

While we're limited in our ability to gather together in person, that doesn't mean we still can't bring together a collection of post-secondary colleges and universities as well as potential employers and associations to share valuable information about post-secondary education and career planning. This year, EIPS is taking Your Future virtual to continue sharing this important information with students and families. 

View the full schedule

Your Future: Post-secondary and Career Fair

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Future is going VIRTUAL

While we're limited in our ability to gather together in person, that doesn't mean we still can't bring together a collection of post-secondary colleges and universities as well as potential employers and associations to share valuable information about post-secondary education and career planning. This year, EIPS is taking Your Future virtual to continue sharing this important information with students and families. 

View the full schedule