Alternative Education Curricula
The Alternative Education Curriculum is an option for students who are unable to meet the learning outcomes of the Secondary Level Regular Education Program, even after the Adaptive Dimension has been applied extensively. The Ministry of Education suggests that the decision to move a student from a Regular Education Program to an Alternative Education Program/curriculum should be based on formal and informal assessment of both academic and cognitive functioning. A student’s educational history must be considered by the team. Communication with both student and parent /guardian is necessary for the move to an Alternative Education Curricula or program. While all high schools have access to Alternative Education Curricula, Wesmor and Carlton High Schools offer specific classes at the 18, 28 and 38 level.
The Alternative Education program does not meet the current admission requirements for most postsecondary institutions. Regular or Modified Education courses may be taken concurrently with the Alternative Education courses. If the student discontinues from the Alternative Education program, he or she must complete all required regular education courses in order to graduate with a regular education grade 12.
- The Education Support Teacher or the School Principal contacts a Student Support Services Consultant. Current assessments supporting the referral will be requested or reviewed.
- Parents are invited to discuss the merits of the referral to the special program. A signed Placement Form is required before enrolment may occur.
- A transition plan will be developed to facilitate enrolment in the program. This may include visits to the program by parents and the student. Supporting professionals may be invited to share information about the students learning needs. This plan may also include specialized equipment needed, transportation, health and safety needs or other aspects that are essential to the success of the student in the special program.
The following Alternative Education curricula are approved by the Ministry of Education for use in Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division.