Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located?

Our office is located in the Salisbury Composite High School at 20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 4Y1. Enter through the front doors of the school (Northeast) and turn right.

How is Next Step Continuing Education different than Next Step Senior High- aren't you the same place?

Next Step contains a number of different departments and campuses.

Next Step Continuing Education is the lifelong learning centre where high school credit classes are offered throughout the year in a classroom setting, as well as other learning opportunities for youth and adults such as Student Enrichment, Computer Training, Cooking, Languages and more.

Next Step Senior High offers high school credit classes throughout the year in an alternative learning environment where students learn at their own pace. Next Step has Senior High campuses in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont and Vegreville. In Sherwood Park, Next Step Senior High also houses the EIPS Home Education program as well as Next Step Junior High.

Do you offer correspondence courses? 

All of Next Step Continuing Education's courses are in a classroom setting.  Next Step Senior High, a school entity under Elk Island Public Schools, does offer "self paced" high school credit courses.  Please contact Next Step Senior High, Sherwood Park, at (780) 464-1899 for all their programming details or visit their website at http://www.eipsnextstep.ca/. Next Step Senior High has campuses in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville and Lamont.  

At what age do I pay mature student fees?

You pay mature student fees if you are twenty (20) years of age or older as of September 1, 2015.

How do I pay my diploma exam rewrite fee?

Diploma exam rewrite fees are paid directly to Alberta Education. Next Step Continuing Education does not collect rewrite fees on your behalf to submit to Alberta Education. To download the rewrite form and obtain the address to send payment to visit http://education.alberta.ca/admin/testing/forms.aspx.

Where can I take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in Strathcona County?

While Next Step Continuing Education does not currently offer ESL courses, there are several options available for those seeking to learn English:

1. Weekly two-hour tutoring sessions are available through the Adult Literacy Program. Learners work with volunteer adult tutors and must have Canadian Citizen status or be a Permanent Resident in order to participate in the program. For Strathcona County, contact CALLS at 780-464-4044. For Fort Saskatchewan, contact Wendy Rhodes at 992-6281.

2. Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) now offers a Home Study Program through Norquest College. Students must have Permanent Resident status. For information, call 780-644-6700. To register, call 780-644-6000 or toll free 1-866-534-7218. Learn English at home!

3. The Canadian English Academy (CEA) offers conversation and pronunciation courses. Contact CEA for further course information at (780) 416-8168.

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