Alternative High School Program:
Vaughan Campus Only for Fall 2020
Our new Kimel Education Centre Vaughan Campus, designed and scaled for high school students, is the perfect location to expand programming options for students in Grades 9-12 with additional needs. Our High School Program was designed around one key assumption: individualized learning tracks are vital to student success.
2 High School options for our students:
-Non-Credit Alternative High School Program
-Credited Alternative High School Program (Pending Ministry Approval)
What is an Alternative High School?
An alternative high school is, as the name suggests, an alternative to traditional (large-scale, general educational) learning. Alternative schools are ideal for students who benefit from smaller scale school programs, often in a more informal setting than traditional schools.
Our alternative school programs are academic placements in which emphasis is placed on skill building across domains in an individualized way and are best suited to children with Autism, Learning or Intellectual Disabilities, Anxiety, ADHD, Social or Communication Disorders, or similar needs. Students are required to demonstrate group pre-requisite skills in order to receive a group placement within the program; students without required group learning skills have the option of accessing shadow (1:1) support for facilitated integration (additional fees apply).
Some key differentiating components of our Alternative High School:
-Small Classes (maximum 8 students)
-Low ratios (1 teacher for every 4 students)
-First name basis with teachers and supervisory staff
-Access to mental health supports, tutoring and individualized instruction
-Emphasis on building a smaller-scale, tightly knit community which recognizes, and celebrates, diversity
-Programming that addresses academic, life, vocational, social and communication skills