Sacred Heart Outreach Overview Grade 10-12
Sacred Heart provides flexible, innovative programming to help students realize success in their career and educational goals. This program focuses on the individual needs of students in grade 10-12 (up to 20 years of age ) who are at risk of not completing school, mainly due to factors that have affected regular school attendance.
At Sacred Heart, we will support students AT RISK of not graduating, as well as those who have had difficulty in the traditional school environment.
Programming is available for students to earn an Alberta High School Diploma or an Alberta High School Certificate of Achievement.
The unique learning environment of our Outreach program offers a number of benefits:
- Flexible scheduling which includes in-school and out-of-school learning with as attendance expectations are significantly reduced
- Small numbers of students with plenty of individualized assistance that meets their learning needs and builds community
- Students which are given flexibility to work at the best pace for their ability, their motivation and their personal, home and work situations
- Students work toward obtaining their high school diploma, but they are able to choose which courses they take and when they take them.
- Students have access to specialized services, such as school-developed courses (ie: Mental Health Pathway) that are designed to meet some of the students’ personal needs. Courses may deal with such topics as parenting, personal and career counselling, conflict resolution, anger management, time management, study skills and learning strategies.
- Students will participate in unique learning opportunities to build community
- Mental Health support is available for students in this program. The division High School Inclusive Learning Consultant will support the need for Mental Health therapy. Support with referrals to other professionals, may be completed for students if services are required and available.
- Connecting students to outside agencies and resources including those that help with managing medical and mental health issues.
Role of Students
Once accepted into the program, students are required to meet the expectations of Sacred Heart in order to complete high school. Students have a responsibility to work toward that goal.
Students will be:
- be diligent in pursuing their studies;
- attend the school on a regular but flexible basis to receive small group assistance to complete courses required for graduation
- cooperate fully with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services;
- comply with the rules of the school; and
- respect the rights of others;
- set learning goals to guide their studies;
- work on and complete courses at an agreed-upon schedule;
- meet the academic requirements of the program;
- are or learn to be self-motivated; and
- exhibit appropriate behaviour.
Role of Parents/Guardians
Parents/guardians can be supportive of Sacred Heart by:
- keeping in regular contact with the program staff to determine their progress;
- encouraging attendance at school when needed to complete school work;
- providing transportation to and from this program
- attending special events at the school;
- volunteering to assist and support teachers in the Outreach Program; and
- attending parent-teacher interviews.
The program is offered at
St. Gabriel School 585 Signal Road, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4V3
Hours of Operation will be decided with the teachers in the fall