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Garden Dedication Norman Johnston Alternate Program


Spotlight on Alternate:  Checkout this article! Focus on Education: A second chance to succeed

Check out Norman's SNACk Team in the news!

Check out what NJ is doing with their $50 000 Healthy Eating Grant

Congratulations to NJ student, Shay Escander, for writing and publishing a childern's book!  Watch her story here! or read about it here!

Information on Youth Housing 


 Check out our articles from Ottawa Public Health!



Welcome to Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program

The primary goal of the Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program is to help young individuals, 15-20 years of age, attain credits to graduate in order to achieve their goals of entering the world of work, or entering a post-secondary institution.

The program helps students who have not been successful in a regular school setting attain credits through a teacher directed/
self-directed independent learning model.

Students who are serious about making a positive change in their lives and who are ready to commit to their learning will benefit from the options available to them through the Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program.

Entrance Requirements
Application Procedures


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An alternate way to support learning and personal growth in a caring and inclusive environment.