North West Year-Round Alternative Centre (Gr 09 - 10)
We help students get back on track at school. For many reasons, students
may not be able to succeed at a traditional high school. If you have tried other
large high schools, we may be a better fit for you. With only 40 students, we
offer a different format, a chance to create your successful future. If you are
between the ages of 16 and 18, we offer you Grade 9 and 10 courses to help
you integrate into a high school, to attend another alternative high school or to
pursue work-experience programs after Grade 10. We welcome students from across Toronto.
Earn Your Credits - Yes You Can!
history, geography, civics,
careers – but with a difference.
Our programs are locally
credits, specially designed to
meet the age and life experiences
of our students.
Our students love the opportunity
to earn the school
credits required to enroll in
the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship
Program (OYAP) for
a much-in-demand career in
the skilled trades.
2 Credits in 9 Weeks
credits over nine weeks. Enrolling a course for one credit in the
morning; have lunch and take another credit course in the
afternoon. Our dedicated teachers know you and are available to
help you throughout the day with homework or review so you can
complete each day’s work before you leave.
Learning Resources and TTC Support
Each classroom is equipped with computers, Internet access and
useful, relevant books. We are near an excellent public
library providing access to additional resources.
We give you Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) tickets
to arrive and depart school.
Co-operative Learning Opportunities
We know cooperative education opportunities provide a valuable
learning experience. Our guidance counselor helps you find workplace assignments that may lead to exciting careers. Examples include automobile, construction, child care and clerical positions.
Child and Youth Counsellor
home to a full-time child and youth counsellor to help with
any social and emotional needs you may have and to
assist you throughout the day.
If you need one, we will provide a community social worker to help you. We want to eliminate any barriers to you achieving success at our school. Group and individual counselling is available for family
problems, substance abuse and emotional issues.