Our Program

The Program

The Alta-1 program offers a unique and individualised approach to the growth and education of young people. Individual learning pathways are created to support the uniqueness of each student’s future choices.

Alta-1 seeks to develop strong literacy and numeracy skills through endorsed courses and programs. Learning opportunities focus on preparing students for life beyond school in a real and practical way.

The keys to the success of the program are our strong partnerships with a broad range of community organisations, local businesses, as well as the supportive connections formed amongst students and the staff at Alta-1.

Alta-1 offers a safe place where students feel a sense of belonging on their path to recovery.

Another key to Alta-1’s success is the emotional support given to students. Alta-1 is committed to providing a child-safe environment that safeguards and promotes the safety, wellbeing and welfare of our students. An essential part of this process is the application of the endorsed Personal Recovery and Community Building course.

Personal Recovery and Community Building stages:

  1. Belonging
    The student is integrated into a caring community that allows him or her to feel connected with their community and others.
  1. Healing
    The process encourages students to take ownership of their issues and work through them to prepare the way for recovery.
  1. Restoration
    With Alta-1 staff support, each student has the opportunity to rebuild their lives and grow as individuals.
  1. Identity formation
    The student develops a new understanding of their self-worth and relationships with significant others.
  1. Purpose driven
    By developing a clear sense of identity, a student finds a reason to be motivated in life and re-engage with their family and community.

What does an Alta-1 campus class look like?

Alta-1’s campus classes take place in our partner church premises, where students are placed in a supportive and more informal learning environment. With plenty of space, the smaller classroom dynamic has proven to be very helpful for students who may struggle in social situations.

The campus program is relational and light-hearted, with sporting activities often introduced as a way to teach students to learn to interact with their peers in a new way.

Alta-1 offers two campus pathways: Senior School, and in some locations, Middle School.

The Middle School curriculum is organised around thematic integrated learning programs. The Middle School emphasises literacy and numeracy development, whilst incorporating cross-curricular learning activities designed to meet requirements of state and national curriculum.

The Senior School curriculum is structured to enable students to access further learning through TAFE or other tertiary institutions. The program is designed to assist students to make positive changes in their lives, and to encourage self-transformation. Completion of the Year 11 and Year 12 curriculum provides a recognised Certificate of Education.