Thank you for taking time to inquire with us about Home Education. 

Elk Island Public Schools has been offering home education programs for families in Alberta for over 20 years. Through Next Step, Elk Island Public Schools offers parent-directed home education as well as teacher-directed, home-based learning for students prior to starting their high school program.

Families wishing to learn more about registration in one of our programs should contact us at 780-464-1899 to set up a meeting with our teacher liaison.

We look forward to providing you with the freedom and flexibility in designing your child’s home education program with the guidance and support of our educational staff.

Next Step Senior High has campuses in Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park to support students wishing to earn high school credits. Information regarding Next Step schools and all of our programs can be found online.

Sunny Sandhu
Principal – Next Step Schools



Welcome to Next Step Home Based Learning

At Next Step, we are dedicated to serving you with your choice to educate your child at home. Whether you are following the Alberta Program of Studies (teacher directed) or the General Learning Outcomes (parent directed) as outlined in the Home Education Act, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your child's programming with Next Step Home Based Learning.  

To speak with our knowledgeabe staff about the variety of choices we offer and to register, please call out main switchboard at (780) 464-1899 and they will direct your call.