I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back returning students, and welcome for the first time students new to Alternative High School. It is a privilege as educators to have the faith, trust and relationships with students and their families that facilitate the growth and learning that occurs for our youth on their path of self-sufficiency, family health and community contribution. At Alternative High School our collective efforts will result in supporting individuals in our learning community to be active citizens of great character.
Alternative High School is committed to offering an environment and a program of studies that is intellectual, rigorous and engages students in ways that promotes success. Alternative High School uses the Circle of Courage and the concepts of Generosity, Independence, Mastery and Belonging supporting the creation of an environment of inclusion where all have a role in their own growth, the growth of others and their contributions to their families and the community. This education program is based on the individual strengths and goals of the student. Through this personalization students will receive a program that recognizes who they are in the context of the world in which they live. Staff at Alternative High School bring a wealth of professional knowledge and are committed to working very hard to create a school environment that supports and celebrates each student, everyday, no exceptions. As we know school staff alone cannot guarantee the success of students. We require students to attend daily, on time, to follow through on their agreements with teachers and try their best every day. Parents/Guardians that make time for their student to discuss their student’s experience in critical ways and maintain respectful, ongoing, open communication with school staff can be of tremendous support when planning and nurturing student success.
Parent/Guardian involvement on School Council/Parent Association is very much appreciated. School Council/Parent Association meetings are scheduled quarterly throughout the year. Please check the website for these dates. Your attendance, energy and enthusiasm is all that we need however the contributions of this group have a significant impact on the programming that is offered at Alternative High School.
I look forward to the year ahead and encourage your participation and communication as we endeavour to support our students in their success at Alternative High School.
Mr. Don Barbor
Alternative High School