Vision: “Students of the Salmon Arm Storefront School will be graduated, employed, happy and contributing members in their community”, (revised 2017/2018)

In keeping with this vision, the following are criteria for admission,

Students must:

  • have completed grade 9 or be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • be Adult Grad capable (academic assessment to be done, if deemed necessary)
  • agree to attend and be a responsible student

Then consider, in no particular order:

  • Student’s initial contact date
  • Student has interministerial involvement
  • Student has a stable living environment
  • Student of SD No. 83
  • Student has Alternate school history
  • Student is referred by district schools/DART

Once a student is referred to us, they will be given a quick tour and hello, and an appointment will be set up for an interview to complete Salmon Arm Storefront’s Student Inquiry form.  Communication with the student’s previous school will always take place.

Storefront Additional Services:

Students at Storefront are provided with a variety of additional services to improve their educational, social, and emotional issues that cannot be met in a traditional school program.

  • Educational Support Workers (ESW) for all students available on a daily basis
  • Weekly contact with Aspiral Youth Workers (or more if needed)
  • Weekly visits by Drug and Alcohol counsellor
  • Weekly visits by aboriginal counselling services
  • 4-5 visits per year by RCMP liaison officer 4-5 visits per year by interior health liaison RN
  • Bi-annual wrap around meetings with MCFD and all community support personnel
  • Monthly DART conversations
  • Daily school based team (SBT) meetings
  • Healthy food program:
    • Full breakfast on Thursdays
    • Full Lunch on Tuesdays
    • Food available all day every day
  • Flexible schedules to accommodate outside service, employment, anxiety, and all individual needs
  • Student learning plan for each student that includes goals, transition plan, and graduation plan
  •  Individualized programming and differentiated instruction
  •  Funded field trips every second Friday