Alternative Education School
Alternative Education is for young people aged 13 - 15 who have been excluded from mainstream school. Youthline’s school, based in Auckland, supports young people’s academic and social development so they can return to a mainstream environment or transition successfully to other training. Numeracy, literacy and personal development are key components. Students spend anything from one term to two years in the programme and can complete unit standards or NCEA credits.
Our school is staffed by tutors and trained youth workers working from a wrap-around model - meaning students can access the full range of Youthline services and be part of the wider Youthline whānau. Family involvement is welcomed and encouraged.
Student support services and activities include:
Transitioning youth to school, training or work
Face to Face Counselling
Youth Development Programmes
Events and celebrations of student success
Regular health checks
Alternative Education has high rates of successful transition. 36% of students enter training; 26% return to school and 15% enter another programme.
All referrals are managed through the Auckland City Truant and Alternative Education Services in partnership with the referring school. Contact the consortium on 09 8209145 to discuss referrals.