Bonnyville Outreach School

Grades Taught

10 - 12


Northern Lights Outreach Schools offer students a unique opportunity to complete some or all of your high school education program. Outreach provides an education built on: individualized programming, flexible scheduling, one-on-one support, self-paced learning, con-current programming with local partner schools.


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.


Mr. Elliott Bessey - Principal

Mrs. Lisa Gingras- Assisstant Principal

Mrs. Jill Toutant - Assistant Principal


Our community provides individualized education to students within a safe and supportive environment where all participants feel they belong, and have purpose.

We empower all to provide opportunities and guidance for participants to achieve their academic and life goals, as they grow towards an independent future as positive contributing citizens.  


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.

Bonnyville Outreach School

Welcome to Bonnyville Outreach School. We truly believe that this will be the best school a student will ever attend.  Bonnyville Outreach is more than a school -  we are a 'family'… dedicated to helping everyone succeed. Students enter our school and experience a rich, warm, and caring environment where they are given the opportunity to acquire the tools they will need to not only succeed in school but more importantly, to succeed outside of school as well.


Please give us a call 780-826-3111

What Makes Us Great For Your Child

  • An accepting environment enables students to succeed in ways they never have before

  • The flexibility offered by self-paced learning allows students to take the extra time they need to succeed or accelerate ahead.

School Philosophy

The BOS approach creates student success by:

  • recognizing that no two students are alike.
  • being mindful of circumstances that are barriers to learning.
  • nurturing an environment that strengthens connectedness and fosters a sense of community.
  • encouraging collective responsibility.
  • thinking win-win in helping all our students achieve their educational goals.

Principal's Message

I would like to welcome you to Bonnyville Outreach School. BOS is a unique school that offers students a chance to excel in education. BOS is more than a school that focuses on only the academic needs of students. Many students can be overwhelmed and lost in traditional school settings. At BOS we help students with all aspects of their life and focus on getting our students to graduation.

Students work to receive a regular high school diploma, just as they would in a traditional school; we just change the method and style in which we deliver instruction. Through individual flexible schedules, students can work at a pace suited to their particular learning style. Students work on modules, participate in discussion groups, and focus on developing a broad range of academic skills and social aptitudes. Expert staff are available to work with students in small groups or one on one, students are better able to complete the requirements they need to graduate.


Elliott Bessey

Principal Northern Lights Outreach School