Community-run high school in Fort Chipewyan a success after first semester – Fort McMurray Today

Community-run high school in Fort Chipewyan a success after first semester – Fort McMurray Today

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2020111 Views

“We’ve tried to do things very barrier-free,” said Kerri Ceretzke, the principal of the community school. “It’s also community-driven. There is a sense of local pride in it.”

August 18, 2020

Fort Chipewyan’s Indigenous leaders are declaring a community-run school a success after years of warning of an “education crisis” in the hamlet.

The Fort Chipewyan Community School, based out of the hamlet’s Keyano College building, allows high school students to complete modules at their own pace.

So far, there are roughly 108 students completing their education and upgrading classes. At least 12 students have graduated since the program began in February.

At the start of the year, the school predicted only 30 students would sign up. More than 1,000 school credits were earned during its first semester.

“We’ve tried to do things very barrier-free,” said Kerri Ceretzke, the principal of the community school. “It’s also community-driven. There is a sense of local pride in it.”

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