Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year - ALL STUDENTS!

Welcome to the Next Step intake process. 

Current Elk Island Public School students:

High school students wishing to enroll full time at Next Step prior to September 30th do not need designated school approval. After September 30th, high school students shall require a referral to Next Step from the school at which they are registered. 

Current EIPS

Students Pre-registered with Next Step for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete this form:


Students who are not currently registered at a high school may register with Next Step at any time.

New Students:

Students who are new to Next Step, may only register with Next Step - Vegreville if you have not earned your high school diploma and are younger than 19 as of September 1, 2021. 

Non-Elk Island Public School students - student who were not registered with EIPS in the last school year please visit the link below and completed the 2021-2022 EIPS Registration form.


Please also complete the FSO Intent to Register Form below.


Once we have your information, we will contact you by phone or email so please make sure to put the correct contact information in the form otherwise we will not be able to reach you.

When you are contacted we will book an appointment for you to meet with our Principal.

We look forward to designing a flexible learning program that suits you!

What You Need for Registering

New Students (to EIPS - attending Next Step Full-Time)

STEP 1: Fill out the Intent To Register form above

STEP 2: Set up an appointment when the school contacts you in late August

STEP 3: Once instructed complete the online Elk Island Public School New Student Registration by following this link:


You will need to upload documents for proof of identity such as a birth certificate or passport as well as proof of residency. Please have them ready before you begin this process.

NOTE: If you are under the age of 18 please attend the meeting with someone who is eligible to sign any forms required (parent and/or guardian).  

Returning Students (current EIPS students - attending Next Step Full-Time)

STEP 1: Fill out the Intent to Register form above

STEP 2: Set up an appointment when the school contacts you in late August

STEP 3: Attend your meeting with a parent and/or guardian (if you are under 18)

Shared Student Registrations (EIPS students attending another high school Full-Time)

High school students registered at another Elk Island Public School may not be able to take all the courses they want, due to schedule conflicts or if the courses are not available at the school they are registered at. We offer these students the ability to take the courses they otherwise would not be able to receive at their home school, while remaining enrolled at their regular school. This is known as Shared Student Registration.

Shared Student registrations require the knowledge and cooperation of the school the student is registered at. In order to register at Next Step as a Shared student, students need to: 

STEP 1: Talk to your Counselor or an Administrator at your primary school to determine if the desired courses will fit with your educational program. Once this meeting has taken place the counselor or administrator will forward a referral form to Next Step 

STEP 2: Arrange a meeting when someone from Next Step contacts you


Next Step does not charge course fees.  Any textbook resources assigned to a student are to be returned once a course is completed.  If the textbook is not returned a replacement fee will be charged to the student account.

Refund Policy

Our Refund Policy can be found here.

Mature Students 
(Over 20 years of age before September 1 of the current school year) 

  • All applications are subject to approval by the Principal.
  • $705.00 per 5 credit course, which includes an $80.00 non refundable fee plus a $125.00 refundable book deposit

  • If a student withdraws within the first week of registration, 50 per cent of the amount paid will be refunded.

  • After the first week, no refund will be issued.

  • Provided all books are returned as per policy, the text deposit will be added to the refund amount above.