Toronto District School Board

Africentric Alternative School (GR. JK-08)

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The Africentric Alternative School began operating in September 2009 in response to an initial community request for such a school in June 2007 to address a high dropout rate and achievement gap affecting students of African descent. TDSB initiated a consultation process with stakeholders. In January 2008, a report titled Improving Success For Black Students was presented to the Board of Trustees with a number of recommendations. Ultimately, the Board approved a recommendation to establish the Africentric Alternative School to open in September 2009 at Sheppard Public School. Since this time, the school has expanded to grade 8 as of September 2015 serves 120 students

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Luther Brown

Marlie Appiah
Marlie Appiah
Office Staff:
Avery Thomas
School Council Chair(s):
Anita Baker
Paul Osbourne
1430 Sheppard Ave W, North York, ON
M3M 2W9

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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