Cornwall is an alternative school for young people who are experiencing difficulty in a regular school setting. Cornwall provides an opportunity to obtain an education in a small informal atmosphere. Cornwall offers grades 7-10 with their educational programming. The program provides support for students to stay in school and help with personal/social problems in the form of counselling services. The program also provides an Outreach Worker to assist students returning back to the regular school system and to provide services to students (and their families) that are not yet classroom ready. Cornwall also offers a Nutrition Program for Cornwall students, which provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Students also have the opportunity to work in the kitchen to obtain knowledge in preparing food, budgeting, and food safety.
- To create a learning environment to aid in stimulating the social, emotional and educational growth of the individuals registered in the program.
- To teach the educational and social skills required to re-enter mainstream education and facilitated life-long learning.
- To provide direct support services to individuals and families including counselling, information and referrals, assessment and therapy.
Cornwall Alternative School (CAS) was established in 1972 as a community response to a situation that existed in Regina’s core areas. A team of social workers recognised the need for an alternative learning environment for a percentage of Regina’s youth that were not attending the regular school systems for a variety of reasons-many stemming primarily from poverty related issues. The department of education and Social Services agreed there was a need and settled upon mutual funding for a program to reach these adolescents. Initially, the school began as a drop-in centre where “street kids” could enrol in correspondence classes and make gains both socially and educationally through the school’s unique program.Cornwall’s program quickly evolved into a more formal middle school educational facility with the eventual addition of three Teachers, two Counsellors, a Principal/CEO and a cook. In recent years an Outreach Worker and a Grade 10 classroom were added.