Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.  - Brian Tracey

Welcome to Next Step Continuing Education, a part of Elk Island Public Schools. We offer you enjoyable and informative lifelong learning opportunities in Sherwood Park and surrounding areas. Whether you want to upgrade a skill for work or pursue a new leisure activity, we are pleased to offer a variety of courses to suit your needs. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities for students of all ages within our region, allowing them to reach their full potential in the quest for educational excellence. No need to commute into Edmonton - save valuable time and access a variety of adult classes right in your community!

Be Prepared for the Diploma Exams

Spots are starting to fill in Diploma Exam Prep classes. For details and online registration go here.

For the Alberta Education diploma exam schedule follow this link and select "Schedules & Significant Dates".       

Next week...

Join in the fun with these classes starting next week:

Dough-licious with Your Kids
Hearty Soups & Stews
Homemade Jerky
Caring for Aging Parents
Improve Your Memory
Change Your Mind
Stored Emotions & Your Body
Financial Strategies in a Downturn
Colour Your Home
Spanish For Travellers
Certificate in Office Skills
Word 2013 MOS Certification
Excel 2013 Level 1 Accelerated

View all courses starting soon in November at a Glance.

Create and Donate!

If you enjoyed last year's heART Paint Cafe, you are sure to love the new series Create from the heART. There are two more fun-filled evenings to choose from. Get creative while supporting your community!

Wire Jewelry Designs
Decorative Tile Art

Women & Wine

Add some flare to your girl's night out with the all new Women & Wine series. Our first topic is all about Astrology. You and your friends will enjoy wine and have fun exploring whether or not the stars in your life align. This is a relaxed, informative and fun evening for you and your friends!

Rent an EIPS Facility

EIPS facilities are available for after-hours rentals to non-profit organizations. For complete information and rental request forms go here or contact us at 780-449-5886. 


Improve your skills and launch your career with these Continuing Education Professional Certificate programs:


We welcome youth 12+ to most classes when accompanied by an adult. And when registering together you save 10% off the registration fees! Contact us to find out more.


View a digital copy of our fall catalogue here.

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