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

Barclay Spady, Principal

Krista Porter, Assistant Principal

 

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First day of classes

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Labour Day - Statutory holiday

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Early Dismissal

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Division closure day

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Professional Learning Day

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Thanksgiving Day - Statutory holiday

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Fall Break

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Remembrance Day - Statutory holiday

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Christmas Break

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Professional Learning Day

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North Central Teachers' Convention

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North Central Teachers' Convention

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Family Day - Statutory holiday

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Professional Learning Day

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Spring Break

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Good Friday - Statutory holiday

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Easter Monday - Division closure day

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Professional Learning Day

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School Closure Day

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Victoria Day - Statutory holiday

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Last day of classes

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