The province has partnered with the Lord Selkirk School Division to create a new, off-campus education centre.
The Red River North Regional Library in Selkirk will undergo renovations to be transformed into the new centre, capable of serving 150 students aged 14 to 18 from the Bridges program.
“This new centre will give all students help, encouragement and a renewed sense of hope that they can indeed succeed in school and then go on to further their education,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum during an announcement last Friday.
The 5,000-square-foot former library will offer course credits to students in grades 9 through 12 who may be experiencing difficulty in a regular classroom setting or need extra supports. The new centre will also serve adult learners who typically have dropped out of high school and are returning to earn their high school diploma as mature students and those adults looking to upgrade coursework for work-related and training purposes.