About our school
Annual School Results Report (PDF)
Development Plan (PDF)
What our Graduates say about Outreach (PDF)
What other School Districts say about Outreach
What Alberta Education says about Outreach (PDF)
Outreach Programs are community-based high schools for young people who, due to particular personal and/or family situations, experience obstacles in their educational pursuits. In the academic stream, youths embark on self-directed learning utilizing distributive learning resources. Our school also offers students Career and Technology Studies as well as Work Experience opportunities.
All programs are partners with the Calgary Health Region Comprehensive School Health Project. The school also operates in alliance with other organizations to complement / supplement a holistic approach in supporting young people who face life’s numerous challenges:
• Under the auspices of Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth (CACY), Discovering Choices works in conjunction with the Eau Claire YMCA for Physical Education 10, the City of Calgary (Youth Employment Centre), the Calgary Immigrant Youth Services and the LINC program in providing services. Clinical resources and outreach support services are available.
• Discovering Choices 2 (Marlborough Mall) works closely with the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary's 'The Script Program' and has family and clinical support available in the program.
• Start (Bowness) Outreach works closely with the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary's 'The Script Program'and the Calgary Health Region to provide family clinical and health resources.
• Westbrook Outreach has clinical resources and outreach support services available.
Our motto is: "Provideo sperare" from the latin phrase meaning Providing Hope
“To provide individualized educational and therapeutic alternatives for students, their families and the community.”
Our school programs are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and encouraging educational milieu that keeps students connected to their present and future learning needs while their therapeutic issues are being resolved. We work with our allied agencies to provide students a "holistic" approach to treatment emphasizing learning, family, and individual clinical support, in order that the students gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them acquire a love of learning and become responsible, contributing, and caring members of society.
- A shared sense of ownership of learning involves the student, caregivers, school, therapeutic services and community, and is necessary to build a positive foundation for learning and health.
- Learning takes place best within a nurturing and trustion environment that fosters rapport among the teachers, students, and their families.
All individuals have an inherent value and are worthy of our unconditional positive regard
- All individuals are capable of lifelong learning.
- All learners are unique and in diversity is strength
- All individuals are entitled to quality learning experiences.
"They have the right to learn!"