Projects. Academics. Skills. Experience.
P.A.S.E. is a two year program at Windermere, which may lead to Grade 10 equivalency.
In a supportive, collaborative environment, students build their confidence and skills through a unique combination of core academics, work experience, community involvement, outdoor adventure, and hands-on shop experience. Students will have one elective choice separate from the P.A.S.E. program.
P.A.S.E. is an excellent choice for students 15-18 years old who are either struggling in a traditional classroom setting or are coming from a junior special education program. P.A.S.E. students should have an interest in outdoor recreation and a shop setting.
Selection / Screening:
P.A.S.E. Program referrals must be submitted to Learning Services.
q Completed request for Designation and or a Special Education Placement form
q Psychological assessment (if available)
q Individual Education Plan (IEP)
q Recent report cards
q School Based Team minutes
A successful P.A.S.E. student, based on achievement and interests, can pursue a variety of paths after completing the program.
Some possibilities include the following:
- Take grade 11 ‘mainstream’ courses towards Dogwood (graduation Certificate), or Evergreen (school leaving certificate)
- Enroll in a senior Alternate or Special Education Program
- Select ‘mainstream’ courses with partial reverse integration in a mentorship role in P.A.S.E.
- Enter the work force, or a post-secondary training program
- Complete requirements for an appropriate high school ACE IT program