What is TEP?

The Targeted Engagement Program (TEP) is specifically designed for a student who has experienced serious personal challenges but is not quite ready to attend a classroom setting with other students. Prospective TEP students must meet specific criteria and prerequisites in order to be considered for this learning pathway through approved referral agencies.

TEP is a transition pathway designed to support and prepare young people for success in attending an Alta-1 campus, work placement or an approved educational option.


Academic Support

  • Identify literacy and numeracy levels and associated barriers
    to their academic success.

  • Seek to reduce or eliminate barriers and assist students to grow in academic confidence and address areas for development.

  • Provide positive learning experiences in which students can gain the confidence to consider educational pathways..

  • Assist in setting clear and achievable academic and
    social-emotional goals.

  • Students work with staff to develop a safe-plan to understand their personal behaviours and how they impact themselves and others.

  • Educate and provide strategies to cope and communicate effectively within a classroom setting.

TEP is a mixture of individual and small focus groups supported by a skilled Youth Engagement Worker.

TEP operates with scheduled and flexible engagements. The duration of the program is tailored to best meet the needs of each individual student, with the core vision of setting the student up for future success.

TEP operates around four key elements of engagement:

  1. Significant Relationship Building
  2. Personal Recovery and Community Building
  3. Good Deeds
  4. Educational Preparation

The delivery of content within these key elements is specifically catered to each individual student.

TEP also seeks to empower students in building wider community connections that provide holistic support and foster on-going positive networks.

Once the students chosen pathway forward has been identified through the program, the TEP staff will offer assistance in bridging this student into their next education provider or workplace.