Y(our) Program (Grades 10-12)
An alternative high school program of choice built on your questions, your ideas, and your impact on community.
Y(our) Program is a student-led learning environment which combines core curriculum with out-of-classroom learning opportunities. Students will take charge of their learning by creating custom projects and opportunities with teachers and community members which will have real-world outcomes and impact in their communities.
Aimed at creating an environment where students can live out Parkland School Division’s mission to prepare, engage and inspire our students to be their best in a quickly changing global community, Y(our) Program ignites students’ curiosity, illuminates their passions, builds their world-changing abilities, fosters collaboration, social emotional learning and equity. Y(our) Program supports students’ brave and confident pursuit of their ideas and dreams.
Each student will work on a variety of personal passion projects which have a direct impact on their community throughout the three years of Y(our) Program. These projects provide a personalized, learning approach which gives students the relationships, tools and experiences which develop them as community leaders and innovators. These inquiry-based, authentic learning opportunities help students to think critically, explore deeply, challenge themselves, and contribute positively to their world; and to allow them to learn from their failures and successes in a safe environment.
Emphasis will be placed on developing a proactive, holistic lifestyle, including mental health and social emotional literacy, active living, nutrition, and strong partner/family relationships and community connections.