Important Note: Next report card will be sent in the third week of June, 2013
Our next intake of new students is for September, 2013. Please contact the school to arrange an interview time if you or your child is interested in attending. We have limited spaces for students missing grade 10 credits; however, we do have spaces for students missing grade 8/9 credits.
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Despite what you may have heard, Station Stretch is a Grade 9/10 school readiness program. Students have the opportunity to “catch up” on the core academic courses as well as work on issues impeding their success at the larger high schools.
The school population consists of approximately 45 students ranging in age from 14 to 18 years. The school year is broken down into four ten-week terms, each of which is made up of approximately 45 hours of instruction per subject. At the end of the term there is a final exam and a report card issued.
The students are placed into either Grade 9 (Grade 10 prep) or Grade 10 completion class. Depending on previous academic achievement, students must complete a minimum of two terms at the Grade 9 level and/or two terms at the Grade 10 level. This varies slightly from student to student, and a concrete plan will be developed after consultation with the previous school applying student.
Staff includes three Teachers, three Educational Assistants, one Social Worker and a part time Secretary.
Various reasons bring our students here. Some have been suspended from their regular high schools, some have dropped out, some are school phobic or have a history of missing classes. Regardless of the issues, the program attempts to stabilize them by offering a small, personalized, and structured environment.
It should be noted that the most successful students are those who wish to attend school, and want to make a difference in their education standing. The onus is primarily on the student.