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Fresh Start – Expulsion Program


The Fresh Start – Expulsion Program is for students under expulsion from a Peel District School Board school. This program:

 • is optional for students who are committed to changing their behaviours

• combines academic, social and personal management skills

• addresses special learning needs and Individual Education Plans (IEP)

 • provides the potential to achieve up to three credits in a semester, if students enrol near the start of a semester

• includes outdoor education

• is staffed by both teachers and child and youth workers

 • offers social work and psychological support for students

• may be modified to meet the needs of students


Who can attend the Fresh Start – Expulsion Program?

Potential candidates are students who are motivated to change the behaviours which caused their expulsion. Students who are presented for admission to this program must exhibit a willingness to attend the program, and understand the requirements for successful completion.


The purpose of the Fresh Start – Expulsion Program is to:

• teach the skills students require in order to be successful in school, in relationships and in the community

• provide a balance between academic and socio-emotional support

 • assist the students to recognize and accept accountability for their actions

• assist the students in the process of seeking forgiveness for their actions

• assist the students to restore relationships which may have been damaged

• provide individual and family counselling and to ensure support continues through community services, when required


Admission Process

Students are presented by the home school to the Superintendant of Education at an Alternative Program Review Committee Meeting. Students and parent(s)/guardian(s) must visit the site and attend an information session. To be admitted to the program, during the registration process, students and parent(s)/guardian(s) must each write a letter of commitment to the program. Students must register within seven school days following the APRC meeting.


Length of the program

The student will be admitted to a Peel school when he/she has successfully completed the academic and non-academic program and upon the approval of a Peel District School Board Superintendent of Education at an Alternative Programs Review Committee meeting.


Program hours

Students attend the program Monday to Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They are supervised at all times during the program. Note: Transportation is the responsibility of the student and parent(s)/guardian(s).



Students may be placed at either location, based upon safety and program considerations.


North: Peel Alternative School North

315 Bartley Bull Pkwy.

Brampton, L6W 2L4

905-890-1010 ext. 6468


South: Adult Education Centre South

100 Elm Drive West, Mississauga


905-270-6000, ext. 464

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