Students of the Lonoon District Catholic School Board who are suspended from their school for a period of six (6) or more days are invited to participate in the program at the Alternative Learning Centre. Participation is voluntary.
As part of the entry process, a student's school and the staff at the Alternative Learning Centre will develop a Student Action Plan (SAP) which will identify the academic supports required to continue with their school courses and the other programming that will promote positive behaviour for the transition back to school.
In the academic program, the Centre will work with the school to ensure that work from the student's individual courses will be available for the student. The student will work with subject specific teachers as much as possible to remain up-to-date with their academics.
In the non-academic program, staff used a strength based approach drawn from current research to promote positive behaviour. The student's strengths are identified as the basis of change. Students may work with the social worker on staff at the Centre.
Upon completion of the suspension, a re-entry meeting will be scheduled for students and their families along with their home school and staff from the Centre to discuss a transition plan back to school.