Summer School July 3 - August 3

Summer School 2017 is now in Diploma Review Sessions!

We hope everyone had a great summer! Our fall registration opens on August 28, 2017. Your summer marks have been submitted to Alberta Education. You can check Mypass to ensure your credits are showing on your transcripts. 

Summer Schedule for Meeting Locations

Appointments may be scheduled with teachers according to this schedule. (Click the link to open the pdf below)

2017 Summer Schedule

Registration for summer school opens May 1 - June 29

Summer School runs July 2- August 2 (Diploma exams start August 1) 

Figuring out time required to complete a summer course? Summer School will require students to spend as much time learning in the compressed four week period as they would spend in the classroom during the semester. the general rule of thumb is a 5 credit course requires 125 hours. Students have one month to complete the course. They should plan to be working on the course 5 hours a day if they plan to work weekdays and less if they pan to work weekdays and weekends.  

Getting Online Orientation: Please note that the Getting Online course is required for all students who have not completed this 3 credit online orientation. This prepares the students for learning how to be successful online and is a required prerequisite for all online courses. Our data shows us that students successfully complete after 14-16 log ins who spend an hour or more with each log in. If students log in every day and work for an hour they can complete this course in two weeks. (Students who take longer, interestingly enough still log in between 14-16 times but spread their completion time over a longer period of time). This course must be completed by July 2. 

No courses will be added to a student registration after July 2 for summer completion.

Please apply to register following one of the links:

Downloadable application package

Online application form

More information:

Summer school runs in July and part of August each year. This year is shorter than usual because of diploma exam scheduling. This is an opportunity for students to do a course in a compressed amount of time. Summer school registration will open May 1 each year. Please note there will be a non-refundable $25.00 summer registration fee. 

Registering for summer school if you are a Palliser student who has not completed your current course by June 1 (diploma) and June 8 (not diploma)

Second Semester Deadlines:

Please note that courses need to be completed within one acadmic year of the student’s start date. These deadlines mean that all assignments and exams must be submitted on or before the date.

Diploma Courses: June 1, 2018

Non-diploma Courses: June 8, 2018

Consequently students must not assume they can continue into the summer semester unless the students re-registers for the summer semester. If students do not re-register for summer, and are not completed a course, marks will be reported incomplete to Alberta Education and will show on the student transcript. 

Please be in touch with your teacher(s) directly before this date if you have questions or concerns.

Diploma Registration for Diploma Courses:

See the Diploma Schedule for the year here

All students registered in a diploma course must fill out the Diploma Registration form to indicate when they plan to write their diploma exam throughout their course. It is the student’s responsibility to edit their response should their intentions change. Please note the registration deadline for August is July 4, 2017.

Diploma writing sites in the summer include SAIT in Calgary, and Victoria Park School in Lethbridge. Other writing centres are listed here.

Students who have previously written the diploma are now required to register themselves to rewrite the diploma and pay the rewrite fee ($26.25) using MyPass.

Summer Course Deadlines

Diploma courses are those that have the provincial diploma exam at the end. Only students who meet the course deadline will be eligible to write their diploma exam in that sitting.

July 27, 2017 - all humanities courses, diploma and non-diploma

August 1, 2017 - math and science, diploma, non-diploima and options courses 

Diploma prep is scheduled after these deadlines above and before the diploma. See the summer school schedule. Depending on registrations teachers will communicate details for time and place for diploma reviews. 

  • July 28 English diploma review
  • July 31 Social Studies diploma review
  • August 2 Math 30-1/30-2 diploma review
  • August 3 Physics diploma review
  • August 4 Biology Diploma review
  • August 8 Chemistry diploma review
  • August 9 Science diploma review

Report cards will be emailed out as students conclude their courses.

Summer Activation and Licensing Fees

All Palliser/Alberta students will pay the following fees:

  • $25 online activation fee (including roll over students)
  • 5 credit courses: $75 licensing fee
  • 3 credit courses: $45 licensing fee
  • 1 credit course: $20 licensing fee

Other students will follow the fee schedule outlined here

Summer School Contact information


Keith Harrison

cell: (403) 915-8555




Lee Porath

Cell: (403) 485-1543



Administrative assistant

Shila Provost

PBB @ Vulcan Outreach School 

Phone: (403) 485-6180

Fax: (403) 485-6196

Box 390, 102B 1 Street South, Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0 



Notices for Summer School - these are sent home by email.

About our Leadership Award Recipient: She surrounds herself with others that make her the best version of herself and holds others to high standards. She has been a strong leader in many roles throughout her high school career and most notably was presenting on Palliser's behalf at The National Congress on Rural Education in Saskatoon wtih three others. I am sad we say good-bye to her this year, but am excited to see how she continues to have an impact on others.

Mrs. Porath, Teacher

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