MHHS Gateway School (formerly NAPI Outreach School) is an alternative school program providing high school courses in a flexible and friendly learning environment. This program is supported by 'Administrative Procedure 218' which states, "The Division supports the establishment of Outreach School Programs that provide a supportive, non-traditional secondary school setting for students who require an individual program. The program is an extension of programs offered at Matthew Halton High School and is therefore part of the High School.
Duration and Purpose of Program
The length of the program for each individual student will be determined by the courses being taken, by the time it takes to complete courses. Students may return to the main school setting when they feel 'ready' to return to the traditional environment.
Purpose of the Program
The ultimate goal of the Gateway School Program is to assist students in achieving their High School Diploma. The program and the environment has been designed to support students individual needs in an alternative learning structure.
Who Can Attend MHHS Gateway School?
Gateway is for:
- High school age students (up to 19 years of age on September 1)
- Students who have dropped out of school
- Students who must work to support themselves and cannot attend school regularly
- Single parents who need a high school education
- Students with medical problems
- Students have access to the program for up to 950 hours/year and must attend on a regular basis as per their determined schedule.
- Assignments must be completed and handed in on a regular basis.
- A completed application form (click here for form) is required for all students applying to the Gateway Central Program.
- The maximum age for funded students in the Gateway Program is 20 years.
How Does It Work?
- With teacher assistance, students do independent work, some self-directed and some teacher-directed in a comfortable, friendly environment.
- High school credits are awarded upon course completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am under 20 and not in school. I'd like to go back to school. What do I do?
- You would call the High School to make an appointment to speak with one of the counsellors.
- Can Gateway help me with academic or career counselling?
- Contact our counsellor.
- Where can I obtain my high school records?
- If you have taken high school courses in Alberta, you can obtain a statement of marks from Alberta Education at 780-427-5732.