Centre Dufferin’s Alternative Education program is designed for students who have struggled in the
regular school setting. This is a limited enrolment program that is designed to meet challenges such as
regular attendance, credit accumulation and school engagement. These factors are considered when a
student is recommended for this program. Enrolment in Alternative Education is at the discretion of the
Administration and Student Success team.
Students enrolled in the Alternative Education program may also be recommended to the credit recovery
program. The courses offered model an experiential learning approach.
Options available in the Alternative Education Program are:
ROOTS – RELATIONSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES OBTAINED THROUGH SKILLS
This course celebrates students’ strengths and focuses on the journey to wellbeing through personal, social, emotional and academic development. Students will examine the dynamics of human relationships, including the connections between their own self-concept and their interpersonal relationships. They will learn and practice strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, family and community. Through self-awareness and reflection activities, students will begin to understand what is takes to flourish and thrive in the teenage years and beyond. Students will earn a HHD3O credit.
NEXT STEPS: PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
This course introduces and focuses on preparing students for the next step after high school.
Learning about living independently and working successfully with others is the focus of the
course. It examines personal legal and financial responsibilities as well as the importance
of the development interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and
occupational choices. Students will earn a HIP4O or GLS4O credit.
This program is designed for students who face challenges such as regular attendance, credit accumulation and school engagement. It is an opportunity, with the guidance of the classroom teacher, to work to develop skills necessary to become self-directed and successful learners.
NAC1O – EXPRESSIONS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURES
Junior Program (Grade 9 & 10)
NBV3E – ABORIGINAL BELIEFS, VALUES & ASPIRATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Senior Program (Grade 11 & 12)
Please Note: Placement in the Alternative Education program is at the discretion of the Student Success
team at Centre Dufferin District High School. Please contact the school directly should you have any
Students need to be approved by Student Services to be placed into an Alt. Ed. class. The Alt.Ed. courses are specifically designed to offer students the skills and experiences to re-engage them in the school setting and to build on their strengths.