Summer School

Each summer Northern Lights operates a summer program for high school-level students. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for students to accelerate their high school program.

Summer School PDE Exams are written in two centers:  J.A. Williams High School for Lac La Biche, and Bonnyville Outreach School for Cold Lake and Bonnyville Summer School students.

Why Summer School?

Why not? There are plenty of reasons you might want to take a summer school program.

- All classes are 8:30-1:00 PM - afternoons off
- Catch up on lost credits
- Build room and flexibility into your next year's timetable
- Improve your course marks
- Begin your apprenticeship program.
- Establish work experience hours for your Dual Credit or Registered Apprenticeship Program.

2019 Summer School Applications

NLPS is now accepting applications for 2019 Summer School.

We strongly recommend you consult with your high school counsellor prior to applying for summer school to determine if it is the best choice for you, as well as the possible impacts on your high school credits and schedule.

You may be required to provide proof of prerequisite completion prior to being accepted into a Summer School course. Your texts, course outlines, and handouts will be provided to you on the first day of class.

Summer School is offered at no cost to Alberta Education students. Registration fees are $190.17 per credit for adult learners and out of province students.

To Apply - NLPS Students

Current NLPS students can apply by logging into their PowerSchool Student Portal account in a web browser (applications cannot be submitted through the PowerSchool app).

Once you have logged in to your Student Portal account, click on the School Engage icon on the lower left hand side. The Summer School Application Form will be visible when School Engage opens.

Application Tips

  • Students need to apply using their PowerSchool Student account, not their parent's Parent Portal account. This requires a separate Username and Password. If you do not have a student account set up, please ask your school's administrative assistant for help.

  • School Engage cannot be accessed through the PowerSchool app. To apply for Summer School you need to log in to the Student Portal in a web browser, preferably on a computer. Link: PowerSchool Student Sign In

To Apply - Out of District Students

Students who are not currently enrolled in an NLPS high school, can apply for Summer School through School Engage.



Course Selections

The following courses may be offered.  Please note that courses can only be offered if enough students register.

Aboriginal Studies
Biology 20/30
Career & Life Management
Career & Technology Studies
Chemistry 20/30
English (all levels)
Mathematics (all levels)
Physical Education
Physics 20/30
R.A.P. (Registered Apprenticeship Program) **
Science (all levels)
Social Studies (all levels)
Work Experience 15/25/35 **

** RAP and Work Experience hours vary according to individual supervisors.

Actual course offerings and locations are determined by demand. If you do not see a course listed that you want to take, tell your high school counselor and we'll see what we can do!


Important Dates

June 27

Last Day for Online Applications

July 2

Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. - All Locations

July 5

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses

July 26 Last Day of Summer School Classes


Exam Schedule

Exam centers are ONLY at Bonnyville Outreach School and J.A. Williams High School.

Thursday, August 1 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. English 30-1 Part A
    English 30-2 Part A
Friday, August 2 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Social Studies 30-1 Part A

    Social Studies 30-2 Part A
Tuesday, August 6 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Math 30-1
    Math 30-2
Wednesday, August 7 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. English 30-1 Part B
    English 30-2 Part B
Thursday. August 8 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Social Studies 30-1 Part B

    Social Studies 30-2 Part B
Friday, August 9 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Biology 30
  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Physics 30
Monday, August 12 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Chemistry 30
  1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Science 30