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Outreach Programs

Background

The Division believes that it has a responsibility to provide programming for those students who may be unable to benefit fully from a traditional school program, including those who may be at risk of school failure or non-attendance, for social, emotional, behavioural, physical, health or other reasons.

Procedures

  1. Approval of outreach programs is by the Superintendent or designate and administration of Outreach programs is under the authority of a Principal.
  2. Outreach programs are to be run as stand alone schools at locations separate from regular schools.
  3. Students wishing to participate in outreach programs are to:
    1. Be recommended by the school at which they would normally be attending and have the support of a parent/guardian, unless they have status as “independent” students.
    2. Be fully aware of both the possible benefits and potential limitations of the outreach program.
    3. Be expected to complete a minimum number of courses and maintain satisfactory performance, as determined by the Principal.
  4. Students who are nineteen (19) years of age or less on September 1 of the current school year are eligible to be enrolled in outreach schools.
  5. Each outreach school operating in the Division is expected to develop a student handbook describing such matters as course selections, off-campus learning opportunities, partnerships with community services, agencies, and expectation for students’ attendance performance and course completion.
  6. The outreach program may make additional services available to students, such as personal career counseling, conflict resolution, study skills training, time management and work experience.
  7. The outreach program administrator (Principal) will, annually prepare a School Results Report for submission to the Superintendent or designate.

References:

Sections 8, 18, 20, 21, 39, 45, 49, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Outreach Programs Policy 1.1.4

Outreach Programs Handbook               

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

Reviewed July 2010