Youth-oriented community school proves popular
A new community school in P.E.I. has capped pre-registration as courses for its first–ever semester are filling up.
The City Centre Community School, with classes at Colonel Gray School in Charlottetown offers a different slate of courses with the goal of attracting younger people, and uses social media to advertise.
Courses include improvisation and alternative art, as well as more traditional courses such as knitting and finance.
"It's a different way to approach the schools and I think people have responded really well," said school committee member Jacqueline Skinner.
"Ultimately I'd like to believe that people really do believe in the community schools and doing something, just getting outside, and meet more people, and that's what they're so interested and excited about it."
Skinner said there is still room for people to sign up for the courses during open registration on Tuesday, and classes begin that same night.