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Supervised Alternate Learning (SAL)

Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) is for students 14 to 17 years of age and provides a safe and flexible Christ-centered school environment to meet all Ministry of Education graduation requirements. The program is designed for students who are at risk of not graduating or who have not experienced formal success in a regular secondary school setting due to academic, social, health, or personal factors.

This program enables students to participate in learning alternatives which include the opportunity  to earn credits, complete volunteer work, earn workplace certifications, as well as develope work habits and life skills. Students may hold full or part time employmentt at an approved workplace. 

Activities that may constitute all or part of a Supervised Alternative Learning Plan (SALP) are:

  • Enrolment in one or more courses in which the student may earn a credit;

  • Enrolment in a life skill or other non-credit course;

  • Job-related training (i.e., learning workplace certificate, developing general employment skills);

  • full- or part-time employment at a work placement that has been visited and found appropriate;

  • Volunteering (meets the community service requirement);

  • Counselling (to address barriers to learning); and/or

  • Any other activity that will help the student reach their education and/or personal goals. 


St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre

455 Colborne St. Brantford ON N3S 3N8