Grades K - 12 Online Learning

Senior High - Grades 10-12

Golden Hills Learning Academy high school provides personalized and flexible online and distance learning with a combination of core, CTS, and option courses for grades 10-12.  Students can choose to fast-track their courses or extend courses over a full year. Students can access their program from great distances as a means to address any of the following circumstances:

  • Students wishing to travel
  • Students who are involved in sports
  • Students who suffer from health issues
  • Students wishing to complete high school early
  • Students wishing to upgrade
  • Students who aren't comfortable in a physical high school
  • Students wishing to work independently and at their own pace
  • Students who wish to earn money while gaining high school credits

With support from GHLA staff, high school students are encouraged to choose programs that are best suited to their own personal learning needs.  These include:

  • Online and distance materials in a variety of courses
  • Special Projects, RAP, Green Certificate, and Work Experience
  • Knowledge and Employability

High school students can register anytime throughout the year.  For more information, please contact us.

Information on career planning
High School Course List

High School Upgrading

Golden Hills Learning Academy offers many upgrading options for senior high and adult students.  These include:

  • Options to retake an entire course in order to improve on school-awarded marks,
  • Retaking diploma exams either along with the course or on their own. 
    • When a student re-writes a diploma exam, they will receive the higher of the two marks.  Please note that there is a fee for re-writing any diploma exams.
  • Upgrading levels of any given subject in order to gain the prerequisites for post-secondary education.

    Please fill out a 23-24 Student Registration Form if you are not yet a GHLA student. If you would like to add an additional course please call 403-934-5179 Ext 7021 and speak to Rhonda Olsen.

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Junior High - Grades 7-9

Golden Hills Learning Academy offers a complete junior high program. 

Our program offers students flexibility in their learning environment that traditional schools cannot provide. Students create their own timetable based on the required hours Alberta Education has for each course.

Junior High students who are successful in our courses are self-motivated, organized, and enjoy working independently. Parents (or Guardians) are the key to the success of this type of learning. We depend on them to help our Junior High students stay on task and keep up with their schedules. As most Junior High students are under 16 years old, we strongly encourage supervision of the program.  The GHLA staff works closely with the student and the parents in offering online, over-the-phone, and face-to-face tutoring and support.

Junior High students living outside of Golden Hills School Division will need to register before September 30th each school year.

Junior High students from within Golden Hills School Division can only move to GHLA within the school year if given a referral from their current school and our GHLA admin accepts the referral.

Junior High Courses

Core Courses

  • Language Arts 7, 8 and 9
  • Science 7, 8, and 9
  • Social Studies 7, 8, and 9
  • Math 7, 8 and 9

Option Courses are available for students that are on track in their core courses.


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*If you are new to Golden Hills School Division, choose the  "2023-2024 Student Registration Form" in SchoolEngage.

*If you are a current GHSD student, contact our office before you register. 


Elementary - Grades K-6

PROGRAM OF STUDIES (Teacher-Directed Learning) 

  • We are online, self-paced, and teacher-supported (asynchronous)
  • Independent student learning with the support of guardians
    • Engaging online curriculum
    • Follows Alberta Program of Studies for all core subjects
    • Individualized learning goals and extra supports
    • Teachers plan, assess, and provide continuous feedback throughout the year
    • Flexible or adaptable scheduling to meet your family needs (asynchronous schedule)
    • All resources are provided to support diverse learners
    • Field trips and extracurricular experiences available throughout Alberta (COVID permitting)
  • We are not a live online program (synchronous)
  • Teachers do not deliver daily online lessons to students.


Register Now

*If you are new to Golden Hills School Division, choose the  "2023-2024 Student Registration Form" in SchoolEngage.

*If you are a current GHSD student, contact our office before you register. 


Online Learning Requirements and Expectations


The online courses require a computer, an internet connection (using a web browser such as Google Chrome), and Microsoft Word. The online courses are delivered via Moodle. Moodle is a program that students access via our website and it contains all of our online courses. Once students are registered with us, they receive a username and password for Moodle so they can access their online courses.

The assignments are marked by the teachers and then returned in Moodle. Students should always review their marked assignments as teachers will add suggestions and corrections to their work. Phone calls and emails to teachers are encouraged to improve student/teacher interaction. Online quizzes and tests are also posted via Moodle. There is an orientation video on the Dashboard of Moodle to help students and parents learn how to use the Moodle platform to access the courses.

Teacher Assistance

Students can, and are encouraged to, contact their teachers for help with their courses on school days (see school calendar ) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  They can email teachers at any time. Students can make arrangements with teachers to meet virtually for tutorials as needed.

Final Exams & Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)

All Diploma and PAT exams must be written in person for all core subjects.  These will take place in Strathmore unless other arrangements are made.

Seeing as students are working at their own pace and may finish courses earlier than others, they will need to make arrangements with their teachers to write their final exams.

Grade 6 and 9 students will write the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) in person, on the dates required by Alberta Education.

High School Diploma Exams must be written in person at an Alberta Education approved writing facility. Students need to confirm with GHLA that they are registered to write their Diploma Exams and where.