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

Welcome to the Next Step intake process. 

Please Note:

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.

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

NEW Students 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, 2020.  We are not currently accepting applications for upgraders and mature students.

There are other options for upgrading, including Metro Continuing Education, NAIT, and Norquest. MacEwan also offers a University Preparation program. The links to these options are listed below.

Metro Continuing Education




1. Complete the form by clicking on the link below.


2. Once we have your information we will get back to 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 in late August.

3. 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 intake form above

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

STEP 3: Bring a birth certificate or other legal document to verify your birth date when you attend the intake meeting. 

NOTE: If you are under the age of 18 please attend the intake 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 intake form above

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

STEP 3: Attend your intake 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 an intake 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) 

  • 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.