Alternative Education Program
The Alternate Education Program (AEP) at Peace Wapiti Public School Divison (PWSD) offers opportunities to upgrade course results, study additional courses, or complete the requirements of an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent. Our program is free of charge and open to those under the age of 20 as of September 1 of the current year. We connect with students who have left school prior to graduation and those who have not found success in a traditional school environment. We also provide course options to students who are currently attending PWSD high schools, and to home-schooled students in Grades 1-9. AEP team members work with students throughout the year to help them achieve their goals. In the 2015-2016 school year, 30 PWSD students received high school diplomas through the program. For information, contact Maxine Bozarth at Central Office, (780) 532-8133.
Community School Liaison Workers
Community School Liaison Workers (CSLWs) provide information and support to families whose children are experiencing difficulties at home or at school; to cooperate with school staff and community agencies to prevent the breakdown of family-child-school relationships. Referral forms and further information are available at the school and may come from the school, family or individual. If you reside within the County of Grande Prairie, contact a liaison worker by telephoning the County of Grande Prairie at (780) 532-9727. If you reside outside the County of Grande Prairie and attend a Peace Wapiti Public School, please call Kaili Chernucka at (780) 532-6390.
Dual Credit - Provincial Dual Credit Strategy
PWSD offers dual crediting which creates opportunities for students to earn credits in high school and post-secondary institutions at the same time, as well as opportunities for post-secondary course exemption and workplace certification. For more information, visit the Provincial Dual Credit Strategy website.
Early Childhood Services (ECS)
ECS or Kindergarten programs are offered by most elementary schools in the district. Kindergarten programs run 475 hours according to provincial guidelines, while playschool hours vary from site-to-site. Program Unit Funding (PUF) is available for 3-year-olds who have severe delays. Programming may also be available for 4-year-olds who have a mild/moderate delay. For more information, contact Heather Putio or Karen Chrenek. View the Kindergarten and Preschool brochure.
PWSD's Education Technology Coaches offer current and new technology support services to teachers, including group presentations, one-on-one working sessions, classroom mentoring and leadership.
First Nations, Métis & Inuit (FNMI) Program
PWSD's FNMI Program is designed to educate all students while enhancing the self-esteem of FNMI students and encouraging them to pursue their dreams and work to their full potential.
Homeschooling or Home Education
Home education began in 1923 with a request from an isolated farm family who wanted to provide an education for their children. This bridging of the gap between students and teachers was called distance education. It has evolved to what it is today; a very flexible and personalized program. Parents have the opportunity to have control over their children's education in a home setting with the assistance of certified teachers.
PWSD's Information Technology Support Team offers technology services to office sites and schools.
Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE) - Online School
PAVE offers complete and blended distributed learning programs for Grades 4 through 12, including adult upgrading. Course work is accessed through the internet using an online learning management system. The primary means of communication between students, parents and PAVE teachers is email; however, telephone, face-to-face and web conferences are also utilized. For more information, contact PAVE at the Spirit River Office, (780) 864-3741.
My Child’s Learning – A Parent Resource
High School Completion
Technology in Schools