Outreach education in Alberta is now well established and is recognized by the government as a legitimate way to help students graduate. Traditionally, instruction in outreach was limited to modules and was a storefront model where students would drop by and pick up modules and then return what they had finished. Today outreach has grown to include blended educational practices, where a student often meets with a teacher to receive help emotionally and educationally as they work towards achieving their goals. A variety of educational delivery models are used to bring education to the student in terms that they can understand. The outreach teacher has grown from purely an instructional design specialist to include counseling and building encouraging relationships both local and distant. Thus, our vision encompasses delivering education through a variety of means in a thoughtful and caring environment.
Our community provides individualized education to students within a supportive environment where all participants feel they BELONG, and are able to be GENEROUS.
Our community provides opportunities and guidance for participants to achieve MASTERY in their academic and life goals, as they grow towards an INDEPENDENT future as positive contributing citizens.
School Vision and Values:
We believe that our students are lifelong learners who deserve a spectrum of creative opportunities to achieve success in a supportive, respectful environment that will provide them with skills for the rest of their lives.
Our school values include:
- Excellence in the community:
o Volunteering/Community service.
- Excellence in our school:
o Acceptance and appreciation.
o Courteous language and behavior.
o Safety and care.
o Role modeling.
- Excellence as a student (personal excellence):
o Empathy and compassion.
Whenever we make decisions at our school, we should check to see if these decisions align with not only provincial and district goals, but also our vision and values.
We promote these values through active learning and discussion with our students and each other during our advisory and other learning opportunities as they present themselves.
We build these values as best as is possible depending on the relationship we have with the student. Be friendly, be approachable, be non-judgmental and put more into the relationship than you ever expect back!