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 two main campuses, Peel Alternative School North and Peel Alternative School South, 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 typically have not acquired the
credit accumulation of their peers and require a flexible schedule due to
family or work commitments. Students benefit from small class sizes and
individual attention while they take up to three credits per semester. Students
attend school a maximum of one to two days per week and are expected to work
independently at home when not at school to complete their credits.
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 Alternative Program
This program is designed for senior elementary students who, for a variety of reasons are not attending school on a regular basis. Through smaller classes and more individualized 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.
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.