Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Peace Wapiti Public School Division provides service to approximately 6,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in 34 schools, including eight Hutterite colony schools, two outreach schools, an online school – Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE) located in Spirit River – and educational programming at a group home facility.
The system provides schooling for students from Horse Lake First Nation and Kelly Lake Métis settlement. Excluding the colony schools, the smallest school has an enrolment of 54 students and the largest has 515 students. PAVE has an enrolment of approximately 56 full-time students, and more than 100 students registered in one or more high school courses. Effective Alternative Education programs are also in place with 15 students taking full-time programs in Grades 4-9, and more than 160 students taking one or more courses at the high school level.
In the smaller and more rural high schools, some reliance is placed on distance education programs to augment the basic in-school offerings. Specialty programs exist to meet local needs.
PWPSD employs the full-time equivalent of 373 teachers and 600 non-teaching staff. The Transportation Department manages more than 100 bus routes. In addition, PWPSD employs a considerable number of part-time and casual personnel, making it one of the largest employers in the Peace Country.
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