RVS Online Schools

RVS is proud to provide online learning opportunities to students across Alberta. For students in Grades 1 – 9, RVS offers Discovery Trails Online School, while students in Grades 10 – 12 can virtually attend Summit Trails Online High School.


Students are taught through a combination of real-time online video interaction and instruction, online activities/resources, pre-recorded videos and through independent work.

Students are not expected to be online all day. Teachers are available online during the school day to answer questions, problem solve with a student, or provide feedback during task completion. There are also opportunities for students to work at their own pace within the day, week or topic.

Students and parents/guardians receive ongoing teacher feedback on student performance. Teachers are accessible and here to help!

Registration and Transfer

New RVS Families 

Families new to RVS can choose our online schools during the registration process. 

Grades 1 – 9:

  • Students in Grades 1 – 9 who have recently moved into the RVS catchment may choose Discovery Trails Online School as their school, space permitting. 
  • For Grade 1 – 9 students who live outside of RVS catchment, registration for Discovery Trails Online School will open again in spring 2023 for the 2023/24 school year. Watch this space for more information soon. 

Grades 10 – 12:

  • Students in Grades 10 – 12 are welcome to transfer to Summit Trails Online High School at any point in the 2022/23 school year. This includes students who reside anywhere in Alberta.  

To transfer to Summit Trails Online High School or Discovery Trails Online School as a new RVS student during the 2022/23 year:

  • Complete the steps on Grade 1 – 12 Registration
  • In SchoolEngage, select "2022-2023 RVS Student Registration."
  • Choose Summit Trails Online High School or Discovery Trails Online School in the drop-down menu for school selection on the registration. The registration will be accepted based on availability and suitability.

Current RVS Families 

If a current RVS student wishes to transfer to an RVS Online School, complete the following steps. Please also be sure to visit the school website before registering as it is important families are aware of how the schools operate.  

RVS Students Transferring to Discovery Trails Online School or Summit Trails Online High School:

For a current RVS student to transfer to or from an RVS school you must complete the following: 

  • Complete Administrative Form 305-A – Out of Attendance Area Application
  • Complete a letter of rationale and submit the letter to the principal of your designated (current) school for signature. 
  • Submit the letter of rationale and signed AF305-A to the administration at Discovery Trails or Summit Trails.
  • If you are successful the transfer will be completed internally.