The Eslha7an Youth program is open to
First Nations students aged 14 to 19. Up
to 20 students are enrolled in individualized programs that include the core
academic subjects of English, Math, Social Studies and Science at grades 9–12, as well as an elective of Cultural Art,
a program developed in partnership with the Squamish Nation. Students learn the Squamish language, history
and cultural traditions, and participate in traditional handcrafts in the
classroom, in a longhouse program and through outdoor activities. Guest speakers and local field trips focus on
healthy lifestyles and community involvement.
Many students also work on the
ArrowMight learning system, a remedial English and Math program based on
Canadian and First Nations history and
Students work towards the 80 credit Dogwood
graduation program or the Adult Dogwood Certificate. Additional course credits can be earned
through Distributed Learning, with the Youth Teacher providing help as needed.
|A presentation for the youth class at Eslha7an |