School Hours

Monday to Friday:          9:00am to 3:30pm

Wednesday evening:          3:30pm to 7:00pm



Courses Offered:

Core Courses

  • Biology 20, 30 
  • Chemistry 20, 30 
  • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 
  • Math 10 Combined, 20-1, 30-1, 20-2, 30-2, 31 
  • Math 10-3, 20-3, 30-3 
  • Physics 20, 30 
  • Science 14, 24, 10, 20, 30 
  • Social Studies 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1,30-2 
  • Knowledge & Employability Curriculum 
  • Career and Life Management

CTS Courses

  • Aesthetics 
  • Agriculture 
  • Career Transitions 
  • Carpentry 
  • Community Health 
  • Communications Technology 
  • Design Studies 
  • Drama 
  • Enterprise and Innovation 
  • Fashion Studies 
  • Foods 
  • Forensics
  • Financial Management 
  • Forestry 
  • Information Processing 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mechanics
  • Photography 
  • Psychology
  • Tourism Studies 
  • Welding

Non Core Courses & Options

  • Art 10, 20, 30, 35
  • Learning Strategies 15, 25, 35
  • Reading 15, 25
  • Special Projects 
  • Work Experience 15, 25, 35
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program

School Fees: VOS Fees for 2022/2023

Registration Fees

Fees are due as follows:

  • Registration Fees PLUS half of the total Course Credit fees are due upon registration.
  • Second-half Course Credit fees are due within 2 weeks of Registration

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Tech fee - $30.00
  • Supplemental Support Fee - $30.00
  • Administrative Fee: $50.00

VOS Home Students who register as a VOS Home Student will not have an Administrative Fee charge

BTPS students who are not funded as a VOS Home-school student: Course fees are as  follows:

  • $50.00 per credit PLUS $50.00 one-time Administration fee.
  • Second/third course is $50.00 per credit only

Non-BTPS students fees:

  •  $50.00 per credit PLUS one time $50.00 Administration fee PLUS a $60.00 technology fee and a $60.00 supplmental fee.
  • Second/third course is $50.00 per credit only

Adult students:

  •  $620.00 for the first course - includes $120.00 student Supplemental/Tech fees.  Each additional course $500.00
  • Graduated students (within designated student age limit) seeking course upgrades or additional courses - $250.00/course for 4th year students plus $120.00 registration fees.  $400.00/course for 5th year students plus $120.00 registration fees. 

Registration fees are non-refundable.  Course fees are refundable if withdrawal from the course occurs within 2 weeks of registration.

There will be no 'carry-over' courses for students who are not registered as a VOS designated full-time student.  Non-registered VOS Home Students will be required to re-register for any courses not completed by June in the year the course was taken.  All applicable fees would again be applied in the following year.

*Note: Home School or Primary School student, refers to the school a student is registered in at the beginning of the school year.

Additional fees could include but are not limited to:

  • Lakeland Dual credit course $500.00 + Material Fee
  • Lakeland Summer course $120.00/credit + Material Fee
  • Camp/Connections trip $300.00
  • Field trip $300.00
  • Green Certificate Fee $1000.00

If materials are not returned the costs are:

  • Textbooks $50.00 - $200.00 course dependant
  • TI Calculators $150.00
  • Scientific Calculator $40.00
  • Module books/Duotang module books $40.00
  • Study keys $40.00

Student Responsibilities

The key rule is respect for the school and each other.  Specifics are as follows.


Students are asked to sign a contract that outlines days of attendance. Those days agreed to are the only days the student can attend. Days may be removed if the student is meeting the contract. Days may be earned back by showing regular attendance and completion of work.  Students need to arrive on time (the top of the hour) and only leave when the current class is finished.  This is usually ten minutes before the top of the hour.  Students from other schools taking a course at Vermilion Outreach can come when their regular class at the other school is over and leave in time to attend their next regular class however we would ask that they do so quietly so as to not disturb other students.

Work Ethic

When attending school, students must be on task and working.  Weekly goals should be met unless there is a legitimate reason why they have not been met.

Cell Phone Use

We strive to create a situation similar to a place of work. Cell phones should not be a distraction. There can be consequences if a cell phone is not used in an appropriate way. Students are allowed to use the school phone if they ask for permission and keep the call brief.

Dress Code

Students are allowed to dress in the manner that they choose as long as it is appropriate. Students are not allowed to wear clothing that has offensive logos or printing on them


Drugs or alcohol are not to be found in or on students while they are at school or on field trips.  Students disregarding this policy are subject to suspension and / or expulsion.  Students who have a strong odour of either drugs or alcohol may also be suspended.  If students are suspended for any of the above reasons, attending meetings with Alberta Health Addiction Services is required as well as a parent meeting in order to resume attending the Vermilion Outreach School.


Under no conditions is bullying allowed by anyone attending the Vermilion Outreach School. This includes verbal, emotional, and physical bullying.  Students involved in any type of bullying will be suspended and/or expelled and required to take a bullying awareness workshop prior to resuming attendance.


Students are not allowed to smoke in the school nor on the school property. E-cigarettes are not allowed in school nor on the property.

Energy Drinks

Students are not allowed to consume energy drinks on school property. There is no evidence that they help students learn and they have been found to be harmful in many different areas.


For safety reasons students are not allowed to skateboard on the school property.


Students can park in the parking lot east of the school however driving behaviours must be safe.


Students must refrain from using inappropriate language.

Emergency and Safety Procedures


In the event of fire students are to leave the building using the nearest exit and meet in the Focus building immediately west of the school where attendance will be taken.  Students and staff are not to return to the school until the fire department says it is safe to do so.


In a severe emergency the ambulance will be called.  In a lesser emergency, staff on duty will drive an injured student to the hospital and contact the parents.

Disruptive Behaviour

As in any other school, any time a student or outsider is disruptive, the local police will be called.

Supply List 2022 - 2023

  • Pens (red, blue/black)
  • Pencils/sharpener
  • Erasers
  • White out
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil crayons / markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick 
  • Binders 
  • Dividers
  • Lined Paper
  • Ruler
  • Geometry Set
  • Graphing calculator (Ti83 or Ti84) Texas Instruments brand preferred (Math 10C, 20-1&2, 30-1&2, 31, Physics)
  • Scientific calculator (Math 10-3, 20-3, 30-3)
  • ** Electronic device with the following components: (we do have some for use during school hours but not to sign out)
    • Keyboard
    • Internet connectivity
    • Minimum 5 hour battery life
    • Minimum 10.1” screen
  • Locks for lockers will be provided by the school