Phone: 807-548-4912 Fax: 807-548-5917 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Principal: Darcy Wickham
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 receive an incentive. If a student completes 8 credits throughout the year, they will receive 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.
We provide bussing for students in town with our own bus. Bussing will continue to be available to students through their communities 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 accommodating of individual needs. We have independent study courses that allow students to work at their 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 assessments in 5 content areas (English, Math, Science, History, and Geography) and when complete, it fills in all their grade 9 and 10 credits (up to 16 credits). PLAR gives students an opportunity to jump ahead in their education and be successful quickly.
We are registered with EQAO to offer 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. The Literacy Course fulfills the Literacy Test requirement and the student also earns a credit towards graduation.
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 hands-on courses to engage the students in learning. We provide a safe and cultural learning environment where students take an active, hands-on role in their own education and the betterment of their communities.