It’s no secret that some students struggle with high school. Place Cartier Adult Education Centre, located in Beaconsfield, has a program specifically geared to help such students. Delta, an alternative program, was started five years ago and offered students the possibility of finishing their Secondary III and IV English and all levels of high school French as well as History and some options.
This coming school year, the program is expanding to also offer Secondary V English. The new program, Delta II, will focus on Secondary V English and multilevel French. In addition, the program includes several workshops designed to build skills which will allow students to progress and prepare for their next educational steps.
Both Delta I and II offer students personalized, teacher-led instruction, smaller class size, and a structured environment. Centre Director Myriam Rabbat explained that "the program is designed to teach students self-discipline by instilling self-confidence and autonomy." Unlike traditional Adult Education classes, the Delta program offers students more structure and increased communication between a student, his/her family and the school. This additional support ensures that a student has the required help to succeed.
The additional support along with a flexible learning environment is what makes the program unique. Not only are students given the opportunity to develop lifelong essential skills, but they are also encouraged to express their creativity, and explore personal interests.
Classes last four months and are held from 11:30 am to 4 pm. To register for the Delta program, students must be 16 years or older as of July 1.
Place Cartier is recognized as an innovative and inclusive adult centre where students can finish their high school diploma, obtain program pre-requisites, or learn a second language. It offers a variety of programs designed to help students succeed. Place Cartier welcomes all students as they seek to further their education.
Place Cartier’s comprehensive course offerings, diverse student population and caring staff all contribute to creating a rich and vibrant community, focused on welcoming students and helping them reach their educational goals.