Preparing you for success

Have you been away from school for a long time? Do you need to learn basic literacy, improve your grades, or finish high school? It’s all possible with our many learning options. 

Alberta Works grant funding

You are ready, willing, and able to attend school, but you don't have money to pay for upgrading? Check if you are eligible for Alberta Works grant funding provided by the government. Unemployed or marginally employed adult residents of Alberta that have financial need and require skills training to find stable employment could qualify for this type of financial help.

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Bow Valley College offers Artstream in partnership with Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts). If you want to attend AUArts but don’t quite meet the academic or English requirements, this may be the program for you.


Adult Basic Education Program

Reading and understanding a document, writing a paragraph or adding and subtracting fractions could be challenging. Come back to learning, strengthen your skills and get ready for higher education.


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A matter of trust

How does Kirk Schornstein succeed in school? The same way he became a world champion.

Earn Alberta Education high school credits

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Average Faculty/Learner ratio in our classrooms


Learners take upgrading with us each year

Benefit from free tutoring in all subjects

"After being out of school for over twenty years, I never thought I could get through with my education. At Bow Valley College I met really amazing teachers who encouraged me to do well and I am grateful for the opportunity."

Thamar-Lisa Alexandre

Student, Academic Upgrading 2018

Reaping the rewards

Kevin McCormack finds an interest in education at Bow Valley College.

Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Research Institute

ALESRI promotes and conducts critical inquiry, applied research and innovation in the field of foundational learning (adult literacy, basic education, upgrading and essential skills).

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Dean, School Of Foundational Learning, School Of Global Access

Place yourself on a path to further education with courses from Academic upgrading, to preparing for the GED, or the Artstream program. All programs offer a flexible nurturing learning environment.

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School of Foundational Learning

345 - 6 Avenue SE
5th floor, north campus


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