A school in Whitecourt, recently featured in the 'Whitecourt Star' offers a unique approach to education which allows more students to take the courses they need to graduate. You can read about it here.
While traditional high schools require students to attend classes, this is one of many examples of an approach to education that allows students to learn on their own and at their own pace. For grade 10-12 students, the school has no attendance requirements.
Students receive information and assignments and have teachers available to help them, but they have the flexibility to work according to a schedule that meshes with their other needs.
This is one of many examples in Alberta of how education is delivered in different kinds of ways, and of how choice in education helps the system to reach more students.
This innovative model provides education to students who have been expelled, students who have dropped out and are working, students who may have a child to care for, and students with many other kinds of diverse needs.
This school and school district can be commended for recognizing that, when it comes to education, one size does not fit all.