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 Centralized High 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.

How Do I Register?

If you are currently a Northern Lights Public Schools student

All students are required to meet with the school counsellor from the summer school site they wish to attend to discuss whether or not Summer School would be a good option for them.

Once that discussion has taken place, current NLPS students can log into their PowerSchool Student Portal to find the Summer School registration form. If you're unsure about how to log into PowerSchool or do not have a Student Portal account, contact your school administration about how to log in to your PowerSchool student portal. Once logged in, students will the SchoolEngage icon and the Summer School Registration form will be there when SchoolEngage Opens.

Sign into PowerSchool Student Portal here


If you are NOT a Northern Lights Public Schools student:

If you are not currently enrolled or attending a Northern Lights Public Schools school, please click the link below to register for Summer School:

Non-Northern Lights Students click here to register

Students currently attending NLSD schools must not use this link for Summer School registration. Any registration form received from a current NLPS student using a non-NLPS form will be denied. 


That's it! You Are In!

Texts, course outlines and handouts will be provided to you on the first day of classes. There is no cost for Alberta Education students.  Registration fees are $190.85 per credit for adult learners and out of province students. 

Course Selections

The following courses may be offered.  Actual course offerings and locations are determined by demand.  If you do not see a course you want listed here, tell your high school counselor and we'll see what we can do! 

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.
** Check with your school to see if Driver Training is offered.



Career Preparation

You can complete an eight-week work experience placement related to your future career plans - SEE US!  A work experience counselor will meet with you to determine an appropriate work placement.  Your work experience credits can be applied toward your high school diploma.  Please note, this program is not intended as a summer employment program.


For more info, please contact:

David Elliott, Summer School Co-ordinator
Phone: 780-201-6944