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Personalized Alternative Education Department 406
Personalized Alternative Education Department


Personalized Alternative Education (PAE) is a unique educational program where students achieve success on their own timelines, within a flexible classroom structure. PAE uses alternative classroom settings and specialized timetables in order to service the individual needs of students. Our 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).This program works well for students who are experiencing difficulties due to family obligations, medical conditions, attendance issues and emotional upheaval. Our PAE Teachers provide guidance, academic support, descriptive feedback, evaluation and assessment in a small classroom environment. We are unique in our structure as we also offer the T.E.A.M program.


Teaching Esteem and Academics at Milliken (T.E.A.M.) is a branch of the Alternative Education Department operating from Milliken Mills High School. The program is established to meet the diverse educational needs of students unable to make the transition to high school successfully. 

T.E.A.M. combines core subjects at the essential, workplace and applied level with outdoor education and community partnerships to bring high risk students back into the educational system. The program uses a project-based approach to address difficult social, emotional and academic issues faced by students. Projects undertaken encourage an enhanced understanding of who the students are and empower the students to act on opportunities open to them in the real world.  They are aimed at providing students with relevant life skills, knowledge and attitudes and leave them with an enhanced understanding of who they are while emphasizing that there are many opportunities and options for them in the real world.  

Students enrolled in T.E.A.M. are working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students also participate in the Dual-Credit Program where they have the opportunity to earn a College credit in addition to a High School credit. Dual-Credit courses could include: Environmental Science, Culinary, Baking, Personal Management, Mechanical Engineering, Welding, etc.  

We also offer ALEP to our T.E.A.M. This allows students the opportunity to earn high school credits by combining in-school credits with experience in the workplace. We endeavor to build self-esteem in a supportive environment and develop positive attitudes and values towards oneself, education and the world of work.

Students and parents/guardians may find out more information about T.E.A.M. or PAE by contacting Administration, Guidance or Ms. K. Kamarhie, Head of PAE,​ 


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