Our School

Our School

The Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School Program is an alternate secondary program that is a partnership between the OCDSB and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre . This alternate program works hard to foster learning opportunities for students who are capable learners but who have become disengaged in their learning in traditional high school settings. This school is a unique setting where students are encouraged to take control over the means and pace of their learning. Staff and students work together to provide learning opportunities within a positive, goal-oriented, student-centered learning community. With a whole student focus, our programs provide for the student’s academic, social, and emotional needs while offering a culturally safe, responsive, and relevant learning environment.

Our Students

The goal of the program is for each student to experience success and gain personal and academic skills so that they may continue on the path toward further education, employment and life-long learning. The school day at The Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School is somewhat flexible and will vary for each student based on his or her needs. Credits are earned through an individualized timetable of Independent Learning Courses, taught courses and Co-operative Education.

Our Daily Schedule 


Teacher Prep/ Admin Time




*ILC’s/ Block Course




ILC’s/Block Course



2:10- 3:20

Block Course

 *ILC refers to an independent learning course

Our Staff

Two full-time OCDSB teachers as well as a Native Education Coordinator staff the program.

440 Albert Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K1R 5B5

Tel: 613-746-6328


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