Westside’s Adolescent program is geared for students in grades 7-8 and provides our eldest students the opportunity to pursue both academic study as well as to participate in adult life through taking on responsibilities within both the school and their greater community. Program goals include preparing our students academically and socially for high school while offering them experiences to contribute to society in meaningful ways.
Our students run their own microeconomy, they plan and carry out their own business; allowing them to strengthen their skills in communication and math while also learning new skills including marketing, finance and entrepreneurship.
Areas of study include the Humanities, Language, Literature, French as a second language, Mathematics, Sciences, Production and Exchange and Community Work. Between tending to our onsite orchard and programming through the PINE Project, our students spend significant time outside connecting with and caring for their natural environment.