The Enterprise Program
An Alternative Education Program
Provided by: Anglophone West School District
April 2, 2020
Enterprise students and families,
First, we would like to let you know that we are
thinking of you and hope that you are all well. We understand that this is a
strange and difficult time and we would like to let you know that we are here
for you in whatever way we are able to be. The Enterprise team will be working
remotely during this time to ensure that you are able to access both our
academic as well as our guidance services to the best of our ability.
As many of you are already aware, you are still able
to access your course work via Brightspace (the website you used while at the
Centre). You can access this from your computer, tablet, or phone. All of your
courses are now available there. The website is located here: https://nbvhs-nbed.brightspace.com/ . For
those of you who require technical support, or need their username/password
information or reset, please e-mail Mr. Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
in the Enterprise Program are still required to complete all of the
Enterprise courses in order to graduate this year. The Provincial Government’s announcement today
stipulated that grade 12 students who were on track to graduate and had
completed 12 credit courses (from grade 11 and 12) in January would be assured
they will graduate. At this point, this
does not apply to any students currently enrolled in Enterprise. We encourage students to spend at least 2.5
hours a day on your course work in order to reach their graduation goals.
Your instructors will also
be available to you as we move forward. They will do their best to be there to
answer your questions during regular school hours. They will also be marking
all of your assignments remotely. We ask that if you have questions regarding
your course work, send a pager
message to your instructor inside the Brightspace website (there is now a
tutorial on the main Enterprise Sandbox page on how to do this), or send them
an email. Instructor emails are as follows:
- Ms. MacDonald – email@example.com
- Mr. Grimmer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our guidance counsellor, Ms.
Gibbs, will also be available for those who might need support. If students or
families need to gain support for normal stress
and anxiety, personal concerns, and school or career development questions, Ms.
Gibbs can be reached via email at email@example.com
Students and families are
still able to contact us via our Facebook page found at: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseFredericton
. We will be posting any relevant updates to this site and will be monitoring
it for any messages. If you have any other questions or concerns please
don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We are here for you in the time ahead.
The Staff of the Enterprise Centre
The Enterprise Program is for students ages 17-21 who may be at risk of dropping out of high school or who are not currently attending school. Students are referred to the program by the administration of their zoned high school. Students earn their high school diploma by working individually and at their own pace through the required academic credits.
to provide a positive learning environment, where staff works collaboratively to support individual success, through student centered programs
The Program Offers:
A safe, quiet, relaxed environment conducive to learning.
Staff dedicated to employing a holistic approach to student learning and wellness.
A smooth transition into the world of work or post-secondary education.
- A program that meets or exceeds GED standards
Enterprise is located in Fredericton High School. The Centre follows the same school calendar as ASDW High Schools. Students attend half days.
The Enterprise Program’s curriculum is based upon the prescribed New Brunswick graduation requirements. Students utilize the same textbooks and materials, and meet the same curriculum outcomes as provincial high schools.
Students study math, english, science, social studies, technology, and personal development. The program consists of self-paced and self-directed academic programs facilitated by teachers who provide individual instruction.
All students are required to complete 150 hours of work experience. These hours are to be confirmed by each student’s former or present employer. The Enterprise Centre staff will review each student’s work experience status on an individual basis. Our staff will connect students to work experience and training programs as needed.
Completed applications will be accepted from ASDW administration once school-based interventions have occurred. All applications are to be submitted to the Education Centre electronically.
Applications will only be accepted for youth who are registered in an ASDW High School and are at least 17 years old.
Upon receipt of referral, students will be placed on a waiting list. When an opening in the program becomes available, students will be contacted for an intake meeting interview.
Upon completion of the program, students will receive a diploma from their respective high school issued by the Department of Education. The students’ transcript from The Enterprise Program is recognized by various colleges and educational institutions across the province. Graduates from the Enterprise Program may apply for any programs which call for a High School Diploma as the admission requirement. The Enterprise Centre conducts their own graduation ceremony in June where students will receive their diplomas.
Complete all required academic work
Attend on a daily basis
To take responsibility for their own learning
Respect staff, students and themselves
Complete 150 hours of work experience or an approved training program