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December 3, 2008

An African-centred school of excellence and high expectations for all students

Parents and community members have worked hard to build the vision of an Africentric Alternative School in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Last spring, Trustees approved the opening of this unique new school for September 2009.The Africentric Alternative School is located at 1430 Sheppard Avenue West within the Sheppard Public School building. The school accepts students from JK to Grade 5.

The building has the space to allow for future expansion of the Africentric Alternative School to Grades 6, 7, and 8. Enrolment in the Africentric Alternative School is open to any student who lives in Toronto. Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of parents/caregivers.

A community support committee has been working with the central staff of the TDSB to assist in the planning and implementation process.For parents interested in enroling their students in the Africentric Alternative School, there are three enrolment information meetings you can attend:

Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:00 p.m.Sheppard P.S.1430 Sheppard Ave. West

Related Links:
Fill out an Intent to Enrol (27K 12/2/2008) registration form now!
Read the brochure (653K 11/14/2008) on the Africentric Alternative School
Read more about the history of the Africentric Alternative School at the TDSB. (19K 11/6/2008)


Anonymous said...

Now if we just get one here in philly... about time for the concept....

Anonymous said...

This is great, more schools like this need to be created.

Anonymous said...

I went to an African Centered school for 3 and a half years and I must say it was one of my favorite schools. Honestly, I can't say that I learned an enormous amount academically but, as far as discipline and my history I learned a lot. Got a chance to meet a lot of black leaders and successful Black folk like Rosa Parks, Bill Cosby, Cecil Fielder. So it was really an experience.


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