School Information

Outreach education in Alberta is now well established and is recognized by the government as a legitimate way to help students graduate.  Traditionally, instruction in outreach was limited to modules and was a storefront model where students would drop by and pick up modules and then return what they had finished.  Today outreach has grown to include blended educational practices, where a student often meets with a teacher to receive help emotionally and educationally as they work towards achieving their goals.  A variety of educational delivery models are used to bring education to the student in terms that they can understand. The outreach teacher has grown from purely an instructional design specialist to include counseling and building encouraging relationships both local and distant.  Thus, our vision encompasses delivering education through a variety of means in a thoughtful and caring environment.

Mission Statement

Our community provides individualized education to students within a supportive environment where all participants feel they BELONG, and are able to be GENEROUS.

Our community provides opportunities and guidance for participants to achieve MASTERY in their academic and life goals, as they grow towards an INDEPENDENT future as positive contributing citizens. 

School Vision and Values

We believe that our students are lifelong learners who deserve a spectrum of creative opportunities to achieve success in a supportive, respectful environment that will provide them with skills for the rest of their lives.

Our school values include:

  • Excellence in the community:
    • Learning.
    • Volunteering/Community service.
    • Family.
    • Friendship.
    • Citizenship.
    • Cooperation.
  • Excellence in our school:
    • Guidance.
    • Organization.
    • Acceptance and appreciation.
    • Cleanliness.
    • Courteous language and behavior.
    • Safety and care.
    • Role modeling.
  • Excellence as a student (personal excellence):
    • Empathy and compassion.
    • Respect.
    • Honesty.
    • Independence.
    • Accountability.
    • Perseverance.
    • Self-control.
    • Confidence.
    • Ambition.

Whenever we make decisions at our school, we should check to see if these decisions align with not only provincial and district goals, but also our vision and values.

We promote these values through active learning and discussion with our students and each other during our advisory and other learning opportunities as they present themselves.

We build these values as best as is possible depending on the relationship we have with the student.  Be friendly, be approachable, be non-judgmental and put more into the relationship than you ever expect back!

Elliott Bessey Principal
Bruce Greengrass Assistant Principal
Bonnyville Outreach Staff  
Christy Hesson Administrative Assistant
Judy Livingston Student Advocacy Counsellor
Jessie Dubilowski Teacher
Rachel Browatzke Teacher
Danielle Smith Teacher
Cold Lake Outreach Staff  
Ryan Hoyme Teacher
Chelsea Tilbury Educational Assistant
Frank Collins Teacher
Allie Untereiner Administrative Assistant
Angela Kynaston  
Jesse Caddy  
Lora Harder  
Crossroads Outreach Staff  
Travis Guinand Teacher
Darlene Reid-Campbell Educational Assistant
Crystal Anderson Student Advocacy Counsellor
Journeys Learning Academy Staff  
Annette Eludin Teacher
Karri Thompson-Radke Educational Assistant
Chrystal Anderson Student Advocacy Counsellor
Lac La Biche Outreach Staff  
Jill Toutant Teacher
Crystal Anderson Student Advocacy Counsellor
Keith White  
Sarah Andrashewski Administrative Assistant

At our Northern Lights Outreach Schools, we offer the core academic courses at the -2 and -3 level. Some programing is available at the -4 level. Academic programing decisions are made in consultation with the student, parent, and the school in order to develop a plan for student success.