Who can attend the Community Outreach School?
The Community Outreach School is a district program for 12 students in grades 6 to 8. Students who have experienced little success in a traditional setting can be referred to this program. They are placed in the program primarily as a result of a long history of behavioral difficulties, which may include a long record of non-attendance. Students may be referred to the Community Outreach School from secondary schools within the district. The District Placement Committee is responsible for placing students in the Community Outreach School.
What is the difference between this program and a traditional classroom?
The Community Outreach School provides both a regular and modified curriculum in all core subjects in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Instruction is also provided in life skills, physical education, outdoor education, work experience, drama, art and computers. Field trips are a regular occurrence as are physical education outings. Students are expected to attend from 9:00am until 3:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 9:00am until 12:00pm on Fridays.
What is the staffing component?
The Community Outreach School is staffed with a teacher and a child and youth care worker who work with the students in the program and is in operation from September until June.