We walk to strenthen our Anishinaabe way and our goal is to build a better, stronger, healthier life for the Anishinabeg
The Bimose Community High Shool will:
- Support the academic needs of all adults and at risk students in the Bimose Tribal Council member communities
- Develop programming that helps enhance career opportunities
- Develop programs that meet the cultural/traditional needs of our communities
- Deliver educational programs that meet the specific learning styles of the learners in our communities
- Support a learning model that is connected to personal growth
Our alternative education program services youth from age 14 to 21. Funding options will be explored for each potential student.
Incentives for Credit Completion
We have incentives in place for every student who completes a credit, they will recieve an incentive. If a student completes 8 credits throughout the year, they will recieve 8 different incentives as well as the credits.
Our school is located at 1450 Valley Drive in Kenora. We are centrally located near the other local high schools.
Bussing will continue to be available to students through thier current providers with delivery to our location. If students are within walking distance they may wish to walk or be dropped off/picked up.
We will report each month to the band on progress and attendance of each student. We try to be very accomodating of individual needs. We have independent study courses that allow students to work at thier own pace and complete credits quicker with the aid of the teacher when necessary. Additionally, there are attendance incentives in place.
Click to view Bimose Community High School 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
High School Graduation
Our goal is to help students complete their required course credits for graduation while helping them with cultural, social, and physical education. Each student has a personalized assessment based on his or her academic history to properly determine the fastest, most effective route to graduation. An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OOSD) requires 18 compulsory credits, 12 elective credits, 40 community service hours and passing of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
Students Over 18
Students who are over 18 and have been out of school for a year or more qualify for a program called PLAR (Prior Learning and Recognition) which allows them to do 20 lessons between 4 content areas (English, Math, Science, History/Geography) and when complete, it fills in all thier grade 9 and 10 credits (16 credits) PLUS it gives students an additional grade 11 credit (GWL30). PLAR gives students an opportunity to jump ahead in thier education and be successful quickly.
We are registered for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) enabling students to complete this mandatory requirement for graduation with us. We also have a Literacy Course to help students complete this requirement.
Students have the opportunity to work at either a paid placement or unpaid placement and earn credits towards thier graduation. This is a valuable program that allows students to gain work experience while also earning credits.
Extended Cultural Learning
We are continually working to arrange programs where students travel to First Nations communities for cultural learning. Elders teach cultural learning and the ways of the Anishinaabeg. Students can potentially earn credits after completion of Elders' teachings and the additional online work required.
We are implementing various project-based learning activities to create safe and cultural learning environment where students take an active, hands-on role in thier own education and the betterment of thier communities.
We are in the process of setting up a sports program for our students primarily focused on volleyball, basketball, badminton, archery and expanding into others as we go. We will have the opportunity to play against other schools in exhibition games.