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Personalized Alternative Education 307
Personalized Alternative Education

Personalized Alternative Education (PAE) is a system of educational alternatives that have grown from the grass roots in each school. They are distinguished from main stream programming in that they frequently use unconventional classroom settings and altered timetables in order to service the individual needs to students.

Most PAE programmes take a holistic approach to student progress in that we create student programmes with the entire student in mind (social, emotional, mental, academic).

There is a focus on developing the skill set required for the 21st century learning.

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination

PAE Semestered Programmes
These programmes are unique and vary from location to location. They operate on a reduced class size (1:16 teacher student ratio) and combine teacher directed courses with independent learning and credit recovery. They generally follow the regular school semester.

Experiential, Community Based Programmes (ALEP)
These progammes generally utilize community partnerships to provide real world projects. They usually include both class room learning and experiential, field work.

Exploring Opportunities Program (EOP)
Exploring Opportunities Programs (EOP) are specialized regional programs that allow students to focus on developing a high skill level in a particular technology. These programs include both in-school and work-based experiences, such as job shadowing / job twinning, work experience and cooperative education. The focus is on skills training and the development of work habits and essential skills. These programs may provide advanced standing or additional certification for students in apprenticeship and skills certification programs. In addition this specialized program may provide the foundation for a student interested in SHSM programming.





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