Enhanced Learning Program
The Enhanced Learning Program is designed within the framework of a holistic and student-centered philosophy of education. Our mission is to empower young people in conflict with the justice system to improve their lives and reduce recidivism. Youth who are referred to the program have had few successes in mainstream high school, and thus require a different approach for the continued pursuit of education. The teacher and education youth counsellor work directly with each youth to determine where their strengths and needs lie and develop an individualized education plan together that focuses on academics as well as other areas of life that are determined as core issues. These other areas may include financial literacy, employment support, future goal setting, mental & physical well-being, recreation, spirituality, critical literacy, daily living skills, and/or community connection, and may involve collaboration with other local agencies.
Each education plan is individually tailored and relevant to the particular student, in order to ensure commitment to and engagement in the Enhanced Learning Program. To achieve positive outcomes, staff facilitate structured programs with a flexible, personalized approach, catering to different learning styles and abilities. They strive to use authority effectively, by embodying the spirit of motivational interviewing, modelling and reinforcing behaviour, and teaching problem-solving skills.