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Options for Getting Your High School Diploma

You can attend publicly funded high school in Alberta for free if you are 20 years of age or under prior to September 1.

Contact your local school board to explore your options. Use the school board directory at the Alberta School Boards Association.

Outreach or alternative high school programs

Outreach or alternative high school programs are accessible and flexible. Their goal is to encourage you to complete your diploma.

Outreach programs typically offer hours, support and programs that are not available in a regular high school setting.


  • EncoreCBE is part of the Calgary public school system. Its programs help students finishing school their own way. Call 403–817–7820.
  • St Anne Academic Centre is part of the Calgary Catholic school system. It offers direct instruction, self–directed study, online options and work experience. Call 4035002012.
  • Discovering Choices is sponsored by the Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth. It offers school, work experience and other programs. Call 4032683666.


  • The Learning Store is part of the Edmonton public schools system. It offers individual programs and work experience. Call 7804378119.
  • Fresh Start is part of the  Edmonton Catholic school systems. Students here can set their own pace for learning. Call 7809442000.
  • Inner City High School offers learning, arts and long-term supports. Call 7804249425.
  • Boyle Street Education Centre Charter School supports students in achieving their goals in school and in life. Call 7804281420.

Fort McMurray

  • Frank Spragins High School in the Fort McMurray Public School District offers assisted self–paced instruction, independent learning and evening hours. Call 7807143434.
  • Father Mercredi High School is part of the Fort McMurray Catholic school system. It offers individualized programming for eligible students. Call 7807995725.

Grande Prairie

  • Bridge Network Program in the Grande Prairie Public School District offers flexible programs and hours with support from community partners. Call 7805390950.
  • St. John Bosco Outreach School in the Grande Prairie Catholic School District offers modular programs and upgrading in a nontraditional setting. Call 7805323013.

Medicine Hat 

  • Medicine Hat Outreach School in the Medicine Hat School District offers distance learning and individualized support. Call 403–526–7877.


Peace River

  • Peace Regional Outreach Campus is part of the Peace River School Division. Students learn in an alternative learning environment. Call 780-624-5534

Red Deer

  • Alternative School Centre is part of the Red Deer public school system. Students learn in their own way and at their own pace. Call 4033431354.
  • John Paul II Catholic Outreach School is part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. It offers personalized learning plans, evening hours and online options. Call 4033149382.
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