A key part of our programme is to help students to develop into self-confident and positive adults. Our professional counseling staff members work in small groups and with individual students to foster the values and personal attributes to carry them forward in life. In addition to their personal development, students are introduced to a wide range of employability skills including: readiness for work; resume writing; interview skills; expectations of the workplace; etc.
academic options at maplewood alternative
At Maplewood, we believe in giving back to the community. Volunteerism is an important part of who we are and what we do. Our students get involved in working in a wide range of community agencies and initiatives to broaden their world-view and to recognize the importance of community service. Current volunteer placement opportunities include: the “I hope” Centre; Maplewood Farm; Adopt-a-Street; and Save-on-Foods’ Community initiative. Community groups are encouraged to contact the school if you are interested in having our students provide volunteer services for your programme.
learning outside of the classroom
At Maplewood, we strongly believe in experiential education. Through field trips, outdoor education, and extra-curricular clubs, arts and athletics we help students to discover their strengths and pursue their passions. Students begin the year with a three day camping experience designed to built community and to develop teamwork and build collaborative skills. Maplewood Alternative works in close cooperation with community partners in business and the service sector to provide job shadowing; cooperative learning placements; work experience; and apprenticeship opportunities. We believe that a key role of any school experience is to not only prepare students for higher education, but also to prepare them for life.