Programs match students’ needs, interests, abilities
We know every child has the ability to learn and succeed, which is why we’re always looking for new ways to make sure we engage our students. Peel Alternative School (PAS) offers a variety of alternative programs designed with the individual needs of students in mind.
PAS has three main campuses, as well as satellite locations throughout the Peel region.
The Foundations Program is for students in at least their third year of high school who have not successfully completed grades 9 and 10. Students benefit from small class sizes and individual attention while they take up to three credits per semester.
Fresh Start Suspension and Expulsion Programs
Students under suspension or expulsion from a Peel board school who are motivated to change their behaviour can attend Fresh Start. Through the programs, students continue academic studies while learning the skills required to be successful in school, in relationships and in the community.
Senior Elementary, Intermediate and Senior Alternative Programs
These programs are designed for students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Through smaller classes and more individual attention, students develop improved social skills and attitudes towards school and society.
Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
SAL is a program for students aged 14 to 17 who, for a variety of reasons, are at risk of leaving school early. A SAL Plan is created to help students progress towards obtaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or achieving other educational and personal goals.
Temporary External Learning Link (TELL)
The TELL Program is designed for students in at least their third year of high school. These students typically have not acquired the credit accumulation of their peers and require a flexible schedule due to family or work commitments.
Teen Education and Motherhood Program (TEAM)
The TEAM Program is for students between 14 and 20, in grades 9 to 12, who are pregnant or who have a child. The academic program is individualized to meet each student’s needs. There is a focus on parenting skills, and students participate in weekly workshops presented by a Peel Public Health nurse.
For more information about alternative programs, call 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2429, or speak to your school’s guidance counsellor.