St. John Paul II Catholic Outreach School is an active Catholic learning community dedicated to serving students who prefer a non-traditional school setting. The school has several work areas where students are welcome to come in and do their work. Students can also pick up work and take it with them and once finished, they drop it off at their convenience. There is no daily attendance requirement at the school although weekly contact is expected.
The St. John Paul II Catholic Outreach School team, through consultation with each student and parent, or with students who desire enhancement or adult education, provides Alberta Learning Curriculum to those students in Grade 10 or higher who desire a flexible alternative educational environment.
St. John Paul II Catholic Outreach School provides students with a nurturing educational environment that support not only academic development but emotional, social and intellectual growth.
- Be professional, considerate and respectful toward other in the school including students, guests and staff.
- Treat students equally and fairly according to their personal situations.
- Help students set up short and long term goals.
- Assist students with their studies and daily routines.
- Maintain communication between home, school and students.
- Report progress, attendance, concerns and achievements.
- Be responsible for mentoring and advising students.
- Provide assistance with the daily responsibility to maintaining a quiet and safe work environment.
- Foster an honest and positive self-image in each student.
- Provide the development of positive, useful relationships among students and others.
- Maintain a minimal weekly contact with the student as a mentor or tutor.
- Contribute positively to the school with ideas and involvement to the non-academic areas of the school.
- Provide students with a learning environment free from physical, emotional and social abuse.
- Be considerate and respectful toward others in the school including other students, staff and guests.
- Follow through on commitments regarding attendance, punctuality, and achievement after setting realistic goals according to your personal situation and ability.
- Demonstrate responsibility by contacting the teacher when you are unable to attend.
- Have respect for the school and other persons’ property.
- Ask for help when needed.
- Respect that everyone has the right to an education and that no one has the right to interfere with other students’ learning situations.
- Respect the staff’s authority to make decision and directions.
- Maintain regular meaningful contact (minimum of once per week) with your teachers.
- Attend regularly enough to make acceptable progress in your courses according to your ability and circumstances.
- Contribute positively to the school with involvement in activities.
- Take pride and responsibility in the care of the building.