Grade 9 Transition

Grade 9 Information - Getting Ready for Grade 10

Welcome to Summit Trails Online High School! We are thrilled to have you join us as you move from grade 9 to grade 10. As you enter this new phase of your academic journey, we want you to know that our dedicated team of educators is here to support you every step of the way.

At Summit Trails, we offer a rigorous and engaging online learning environment that is designed to help you achieve your full potential. Our Alberta high-quality curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of online students, and our experienced teachers are committed to connecting with their students.

As you begin your grade 10 year, we encourage you to take advantage of all the resources and opportunities that Summit Trails has to offer. Whether you are looking to challenge yourself academically, explore new interests, or connect with like-minded peers, go for it!

We look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals. Best of luck in your academic journey at Summit Trails Online High School!

Parent Orientation

Meet the Staff!

Parent Orientation 2024 and Course Pick Grade 10

Greetings, Parents; we are excited to let you know about the orientation occurring next week.

Student Orientation March - See calendar for date

Parent Orientation March - See calendar for date

I want to let you know about some important information as you work with your children/dependents in picking courses.

  1. We are a school of choice. We are not a designated school. A designated school is a school located geographically where you live.
  2. Students who are unsuccessful at other Online schools will not be accepted to Summit Trails the following year.
    1. It is important to note that if students cannot learn effectively through online methods in Grade 9, they will struggle to succeed at the Grade 10 level at Summit Trails. This is because the required level of responsibility and time management increases significantly during high school. It is not wise to start your child at the high school level in a medium they have already struggled with. Therefore, students who are non-attenders or non-engagers at other online schools will not be transferred to Summit.
  3. Choosing Courses:
    1. All grade 9 students will meet with our Guidance Counsellor for the final selection of courses (between March to June). This occurs during the school day. Students/families must complete the Course Request Form before meeting the guidance counsellor.
    2. Parents can also meet with the guidance counsellor by organizing a booking.

Over the years, it has been excellent to see how students have thrived through online learning. Our high school program has prepared them well for the future. They have become more responsible, taken ownership of their education, valued connections, are self-motivated, and can set goals for themselves. Welcome to Summit Trails!



Course Choice:

Grade 10 Only Course Pick

Please note that the guidance counsellor will be meeting with students starting from the week after Easter. To ensure your child/dependent is scheduled for a meeting, please fill in our Course Selection Form with their chosen courses. This form will be used during the counselling session. Our goal is to have all Discovery Trails students scheduled with the guidance counsellor by April 30th. In case you are unable to attend the meeting, we will use the data you provide on the Course Selection Form.

For Non-Discovery Trails students - that means you are new to us!  You will fill out the same form, meet with our guidance counsellor and set up your courses for the new year.  

What If I Register between June 25th and August 25th? 

Registration for summer courses is open throughout the summer. However, courses will be applied only a week before the school starts. Please note that the administration and staff will not be available during the summer months. Rest assured, once the registration is complete, everything will be set up before the first day of school.

When will I get my schedule?

You will see your schedule for the third week of August on PowerSchool. 

Guidance Counsellor Information

Booking Link:

Personal Zoom Room:

School Counsellor Website:


Learning Support:

You can meet with our Learning Support Teacher anytime after April 17th to discuss goals.

Email: Vesper Loewen -

Booking Link:

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.