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Alternative Programs

Alternative Programs offer additional programming to meet specific educational interests or needs of students and their parents. Often called programs of choice, students may enrol in these specialized programs to compliment the Alberta Diploma program. Lillian Osborne School offers a wide range of Alternative Programs to help prepare students for their next steps after high school. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

More than 40% of Lillian Osborne students enrol in at least one IB course. With such a large population of the school participating in this program, more information about this program can be found on the IB page

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program

This program allows students with previous Chinese language experience to further develop their language skills as they explore the Chinese culture. More information of this program can be found on the Chinese Bilingual Program page

Outreach Program

The Outreach Programs provides students with self-directed, module-based courses. In partnership with LearnWrite, students can enrol in courses offered through the Outreach Program. Some reasons for taking courses through the Outreach Program include requiring flexibility in the student's schedule or an inability to enrol in a course within the school timetable; retaking or upgrading a course mark; arriving at the school mid-semester or a preference to student-directed learning. More information can be found on the Outreach Program's website.

Career Pathways and Off Campus Programs

Campus EPSB

Campus EPSB is designed as another way for all EPSB high school students to earn high school credits and industry credentials, get ahead of their studies or prepare for post-secondary. It's a great way for students to explore opportunities and get hands-on experience.

To view a full list of sites and programs, head to the Campus EPSB webpage

Campus EPSB is part of the Career Pathways program, which fosters growth and success for every student by supporting their journey through high school completion and beyond. It enhances public education through communication, engagement, and partnerships. Find out more about Career Pathways from their webpage


Internships provies first hand experience in careers. Many are available in health services, informational technologies, agriculture, skilled trades and more. With an internship, students can gain work experience, earn a wage, and earn high school credits while networking with future employers. 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

The Registered Apprenticeship Program lets students get a head-start on their career by helping them learn a trade while in high school. This program allows students to work as an apprentice in one of Alberta's 50 or more designated trades and accumulate hours toward a ticket. Check out EPSB's RAP page for more information. 

Work Experience

Students have the opportunity to explore and expand their career interests, skills, and knowledge related to work and other life roles. Students can earn up to 15 credits while gaining valuable experience in the work world.