Programs

SUMMER SCHOOL

Adult Students

Students 20 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year are classified as ADULT students. Adult students can take up to two core courses in the summer term to enhance their course grades, catch up on any courses they have missed, or prepare for upcoming diploma exams.

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School-Aged Students 

Students 19 years of age, or younger, as of September 1 of the current school year are classified as SCHOOL-AGED students. High school students can take up to 10 credits in summer school, including one core course, to upgrade, advance or explore new subjects, within a six-week period, but cannot enroll in the same course with another school.

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International Students

Those who ordinarily live outside of Alberta, live in Alberta without Canadian citizenship, or study at an Alberta Accredited International School (AAIS) are classified as INTERNATIONAL students. International students can take one core course in the summer term to enhance a course grade, complete a missed course, or prepare for an upcoming diploma exam.

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ADULT UPGRADING

Students 20 years of age or older as of September 1 of the current school year are considered adult learners.

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GRADES 1-9

Students in grades 1-9 can expect to work at least 30 hours per week on schoolwork.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES 1-6)

Grades 1-3 courses are print-based and grade 4-6 courses are online.

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JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 7-9)

Compulsory core courses for this program include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Health, and all courses are offered online.

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PERSONALIZED LEARNING PROGRAM (GRADES 1-9)

Tailored curriculum with research-based resources, customized assignments, and teacher modeling available for students with individual learning needs.

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GRADES 10-12

Students 19 years of age, or younger, as of September 1 of the current school year* are classified as school-aged students and should follow one of the links below for their enrollment options. Grade 10-12 students can expect to work 30 hours per week for a full course load of 15-20 credits or 8 hours per week for each 5-credit course.

PRIMARY STUDENTS (FULL-TIME)

Students who are registered with VVS for a majority of their programming in a school year.

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NON-PRIMARY STUDENTS (PART-TIME)

Students who are registered with a school in another authority (other than Pembina Hills School Division) and would like to take courses (up to 5 credits per semester) with VVS.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

VVS offers instructions of the Alberta grades 1 to 12 curriculum to international students and children of Alberta families living abroad. Please note that there are associated fees.

To determine if you are eligible, click Learn More below.

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EDUCATION SERVICES AGREEMENTS (PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS)

ESAs provide a solution to gaps in programming while allowing partner schools to retain authority and responsibility over their students. For more information about the purpose, cost, funding implications, and set-up of an ESA, please visit the Pembina Hills School Division Education Services Agreements webpage.

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OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Grades 10 to 12 students can explore and expand their career interests, skills, and knowledge through our off-campus programs. Check out our Course Catalogue for a full list of offerings.

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