School Notice

High Schools Remain Open for Diploma Exams

ATTN: EIPS High School Students

In the event that EIPS must cancel school buses due to extreme weather conditions, high schools in the Division will remain open for all Diploma exams. Students, where possible and where safe to do so, are encouraged to write Diploma exams on the assigned day as these cannot be rescheduled. Writing times will be accommodated for late arrivals on the same day of the exam. 

Should a group of students not be able to safely make it to school to write the exam due to the extreme cold, an application will be made on their behalf to the Alberta Education Special Cases Team to indicate how the students were impacted. The decision to provide an exemption is provided at the sole discretion of Alberta Education.


NEXT STEP offers a wide variety of programming and course selections to assist students in meeting their educational needs. Whether you want to become a full or part-time student in one of our junior or senior high programs, are interested in home education or are an adult learner, we provide alternative choices for academic success.

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At Next Step our goals are to:

  • DIFFERENTIATE our teaching and learning experiences to ENGAGE our students in their learning
  • CONNECT our students to school and community by building TRUST and RELATIONSHIPS
  • TEACH students to read for understanding for improved LITERACY

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