Storefront School

We believe that all students can thrive and we strive to create the conditions each student needs to succeed.

What is Storefront School?

The Storefront School is a separate alternate school which provides support to students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional school setting.  Our students are 16 years old and older.  We believe that all students can be successful and set up our supports around individual student needs.  We focus on more than just academics through a collaborative approach, working closely with various organizations.  Relationships are the foundation of our program. 

How can we help?

The Storefront School has a team-based  approach.  Our connections with community supports gives our school a unique edge to help students with more than academics.  We offer many options that students may benefit from such as:

  • Social Workers
  • Indigenous Supports
  • Addictions Counsellors
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • RCMP Liaison
  • Healthy Food Program
  • Interior Health
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Aspiral Youth Partners Association
  • Recreation

Storefront School also provides supports for career programs, college applications, resume building, work experience and trades.

What else do we do?

The Storefront School has a number of activities that make our school fun and engaging for students and staff alike. These are some of the exciting opportunities we have offered:

  • Wood carving with John Sayers, Knowledge Keeper
  • Skiing at Silver Star
  • Campus visit at Twin Rivers University
  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Crazy Creek Hot Springs
  • Pottery
  • Volunteer opportunities (job skills)
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

How can I find out more?

Students and their families can find out more about the Storefront School by calling the school and making an appointment or by dropping in at the school to see how it works.

To come explore our program, please call (250) 832-6110

The Storefront School has a part-time administrator, two teachers, two Youth & Family Support Workers and a Clerical staff.  We are available from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 The school is located in the Downtown Activity Centre (DAC) on Shuswap Street in Salmon Arm.  Referrals can be made by the school district or the student themselves.

Storefront Pamphlet