Boyle Street Education Centre is a Canadian public charter high school in Edmonton, Alberta. The Boyle Street Education Centre opened as a charter school in September 1996. The Education Centre grew out of six years of Boyle Street Co-op experience providing an alternative education program. The students range in age from fourteen to nineteen years and have a history of not succeeding in mainstream education programs. The purpose of the Boyle Street Education Centre is to offer programs that re-engage at-risk/out-of-school youth in the learning process and provide each student an opportunity for successful attainment of the learning expectations as established by Alberta Learning.Continuous enrollment has been identified by students trying to return to school as an important feature of the Education Centre. Students can enroll throughout the school year and are received in one of four core homerooms. The learning facilitator/student ratio is low, and students work on independent program plans appropriate to their abilities and interests.Services the Education Centre Offers Breakfast and lunch program prepared by Work Experience Students Earned transportation to and from school for students in need No school fees or school supply expenses School Liaison/Counselor for one-on-one intervention and outreach Registered Apprenticeship Program and Work Experience Low student/facilitator ratio Guest speakers and field trips On-site labs for Art, Cosmetology, Fashion Studies, Foods, Design Studies, Career Transitions and Information Processing as well as off-site camps for the Wildlife CTS courses Career and Post Secondary counseling Native Studies – including Drumming, Girls' Talking Circle and other cultural activities Advocating on behalf of students with numerous social service agencies, including Student Finance, Child Welfare Services, and Probation Officers/Fine Options The Boyle Street Education Centre believes that socially, economically and otherwise disadvantaged students deserve the opportunity for full and equal participation in the life of Alberta. The Centre further believes that the provision of a holistic education program within the context of a multi-disciplinary community model and a supportive environment will maximize opportunities for students and that such education must be student centered and student driven.