Alternative Programming


The Knowledge and Employability courses are designed for students who meet the criteria and learn best through experiences that integrate essential and employability skills in occupational contexts. The courses provide students opportunities to enter into employment  when they complete their individualized program of studies at Sir John. Students who complete the requirements of this program will gain a leaving certificate in their final year at school. Some students may transition successfully from the program to other courses to achieve a senior high school diploma. Reviewing each student's learning plan on an annual basis and adjusting their goals and courses as needed are important parts of the process. 


High School Preparation 9 is a year-long course designed to prepare students to be successful in high school by providing an integrated approach to English Language Arts and Social Studies (Humanities), and Mathematics and Science. Students who are entering Grade 9 are recommended to the HSP 9 program through consultation between parents, students and the program support team.


Entry into this program is done through a Counsellor and approval by the Principal. Students work at their own pace and there are no mandatory deadlines except those set by the student. Students are required to attend a minimum of one evening a week.

ROUTE 51 (Off-Campus)

Route 51 is an off-campus program designed to provide students ages 15 to 21 with an alternative learning environment to a regular high school setting. Route 51 offers Alberta Distance Learning courses in all academic courses, as well as, CTS courses and work experience. This program works best for self-motivated learners requiring a more flexible schedule.

For more information contact Obed Duru at

Phone: (867) 920-4960

Location:  Urbania Building at 5102-51 Street

Hours of Operation:

NEW HOURS! Monday-Thursday:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact École Sir John Franklin High School at (867) 669-0773 to meet with a guidance counselor and register for the program.