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Palliser Beyond Borders ( was established in January 2014.  Palliser Beyond Borders is the core of the online and outreach programs for the Palliser School Division.  With the goal of helping all students achieve learning success and develop their unique potential as caring citizens in a changing world, Palliser does this by providing access to online learning materials and instruction and developing a vibrant online learning community that supports academic success.

Palliser video

Honestly, it is very rare to have teachers who reply really fast and that’s like one of the best qualities about an online teacher. Thank you so much for being an amazing teacher and thank you very much.

Student, grade 12

Online learning opportunities expand learning choices to students attending Palliser Regional Schools, in other areas of the province, Canada, and internationally. Students can access their learning on a 24/7 basis, engaging online with their peers and teachers in real time, as well as asynchronously.  If they choose, students can complete an Alberta diploma fully online or supplement courses available at their current high school. Palliser Beyond Borders provides flexible learning opportunities that are tailored to the individual student needs.

Palliser Beyond Borders offers continuous registration to students in grades 10-12 and adult students, providing access to courses available online through the Moodle Learning Management System, and Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing tool, and Google Education Apps.

Recent Palliser contributions and accomplishments include:

  • April 20 Session – Getting Online: Online course for student orientation
  • March 16th Session –Teacher Training Resources from Palliser Beyond Borders

About Palliser School Division

Palliser Regional Schools is a Canadian school division spanning a wide area of southern Alberta, serving students in the large urban centre of Calgary as well as in small, agricultural communities as far south as Coaldale. By combining innovative teaching methods with today’s technology, Palliser offers students and families a unique multicultural education experience that includes and extends the model of traditional K-12 classroom learning in local communities to education without borders in countries across the globe.  A core part of that education experience is Palliser Beyond Borders (