Our School

Outreach Programs are community-based high schools for young people who, due to particular personal and/or family situations, experience obstacles in their educational pursuits. In the academic stream, youth embark on self-directed, personalized learning.

Discovering Choices works in partnership with other organizations to complement / supplement a holistic approach in supporting young people who face life’s numerous challenges.  Some of the partnerships we work closely with include the Alex, Alberta Health Services, United Way, Youth Justice, Youth Central, Integro, Cenovus, the Food Bank and Brown Bag.

There are four locations:

Discovering Choices 
Downtown
206, 315 - 10 Ave SE
403-268-3265
Discovering Choices
Westbrook Outreach

2nd Floor, #3, 1002 - 37 St SW
403-777-8020
Discovering Choices II
Northgate

101, 495 - 36 Street NE
403-777-8384
Discovering Choices
Start Outreach Bowness

4110 - 79 St NW
403-777-6107

Motto

Our motto is: "Provideo sperare" from the latin phrase meaning Providing Hope

Mission Statement

“To provide an alternative educational program that provides personalized educational as well as social and emotional supports to our students.”

Vision

Discovering Choices is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and encouraging educational milieu that keeps students connected to their present and future learning needs. We work with our allied agencies to provide students a “holistic” approach to learning. We support students to gain the competencies that will help them acquire a love of learning and become responsible, contributing, and caring members of society.

  • A shared sense of ownership of learning involves the student, caregivers, school, and community, and is necessary to build a positive foundation for learning and health.
  • Learning takes place best within a nurturing and trusting environment that fosters rapport among teachers, students, and the students supports.
  • All individuals have an inherent value and are worthy of our unconditional positive regard
  • All individuals are capable of lifelong learning.
  • All learners are unique and in diversity is strength
  • All individuals are entitled to quality learning experiences.

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​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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