high school clears hurdle
GEORGE, B.C. - Plans for an all-aboriginal high school in
Prince George have been given the green light by school trustees
in the northern B.C. city.
school board recommendation now goes to the Ministry of Education
school will be launched under a three-way partnership with
the ministry, local First Nations and the school district.
board planners say they hope to have the new school ready
to open by September 2005.
in Prince George say they hope the new school will help counteract
the high native dropout rate in local schools.
they point to the success of Amiskwaciy Academy, a high school
in Edmonton based on aboriginal culture.
Gordon Campbell endorsed the proposal earlier this year, saying
it could help boost aboriginal graduation rates.