Alpha II Alternative School is a student-directed TDSB Senior and Secondary School where students take responsibility for their own work, and are accountable for what they do. There are no tests, grades or evaluations, and as a result we do not grant credits and do not issue an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Students, in consultation with teachers and other community members, define their personal goals for education in creating portfolios of work that is meaningful to them. These portfolios become the body of work that defines student growth and exploration of ideas, revealing clearly each student's individual passions for learning.
It's all about choice in education--choice that you (and your parents) have been asking for, to best respond to personal learning goals. Since 2007, the Toronto District School Board has answered this request based on the successful philosophy first initiated in 1972 at ALPHA Alternative Elementary School, our sister school.
The two pillars of Alpha II are (1) self-directed learning in (2) a community based on consensus where each person's voice counts in developing that consensus.
We encourage all individuals who are interested in self-directing their learning and being part of a Community based on consensus to apply to our school. Our aim is to support you to be successful in your areas of passion while at school, and once you leave our secondary program.