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MHHS Gateway School

MHHS Gateway School (formerly NAPI Outreach School) is an alternative school program providing high school courses in a flexible and friendly learning environment. This program is supported by 'Administrative Procedure 218' which states, "The Division supports the establishment of Outreach School Programs that provide a supportive, non-traditional secondary school setting for students who require an individual program. The program is an extension of programs offered at Matthew Halton High School and is therefore part of the High School.

Duration and Purpose of Program

The length of the program for each individual student will be determined by the courses being taken, by the time it takes to complete courses. Students may return to the main school setting when they feel 'ready' to return to the traditional environment.

Purpose of the Program

The ultimate goal of the Gateway School Program is to assist students in achieving their High School Diploma. The program and the environment has been designed to support students individual needs in an alternative learning structure.

Who Can Attend MHHS Gateway School?

Gateway is for:

  • High school age students (up to 19 years of age on September 1)
  • Students who have dropped out of school
  • Students who must work to support themselves and cannot attend school regularly
  • Single parents who need a high school education
  • Students with medical problems


  • Students have access to the program for up to 950 hours/year and must attend on a regular basis as per their determined schedule.
  • Assignments must be completed and handed in on a regular basis.
  • completed application form (click here for form) is required for all students applying to the Gateway Central Program.
  • The maximum age for funded students in the Gateway Program is 20 years

How Does It Work?

  • With teacher assistance, students do independent work, some self-directed and some teacher-directed in a comfortable, friendly environment.
  • High school credits are awarded upon course completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am under 20 and not in school. I'd like to go back to school. What do I do?
    • You would call the High School to make an appointment to speak with one of the counsellors.
  2. Can Gateway help me with academic or career counselling?
    • Contact our counsellor.
  3. Where can I obtain my high school records?
    • If you have taken high school courses in Alberta, you can obtain a statement of marks from Alberta Education at 780-427-5732.

Alberta Education Curriculum

Curriculum Summaries and Curriculum Handbooks contain information for parents and students on subjects, programs and courses available in Alberta schools. They are updated every year as changes are made to the curriculum. Users are encouraged to provide feedback to Alberta Education via the Curriculum Handbooks Questionnaire.

Curriculum News: Alberta Education Action on Curriculum

Action on Curriculum: Curriculum Standards and Process Redesign is aimed at ensuring Alberta’s curriculum (programs of study, assessment tools, and learning and teaching resources) remains responsive and relevant for students. This project reflects the province's commitment to continually improve its work in providing a world-class, student-centred curriculum for students now and in the future. http://www.education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/curriculum.aspx

Exam & Reporting Information

Livingstone Range School Division is committed to ensuring that reporting is accurate and meaningful and that student progress and achievement is assessed in a valid and reliable way. Administrative Procedure 360 'Assessment & Reporting of Student Achievement'  

The principles embodied in procedure #360 identify the issues to consider in exercising professional judgment and in striving for fair and equitable assessment for all students.

Diploma Exams

A major purpose of a Grade 12 diploma examination is to certify a student's achievement in a course. Each examination is aligned with the program of studies in order to provide a common assessment for students across the province. This ensures fairness to students and allows them to compete equally for post-secondary admission and scholarships. Grade 12 diploma examinations in the following courses are administered in January, June, and August:

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • English Language Arts 30-2
  • Français 30
  • French Language Arts 30
  • Social Studies 30
  • Social Studies 33
  • Pure Mathematics 30
  • Applied Mathematics 30
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30

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