How to Apply

Students 16-21 years of age are considered for the program if:

  • they are legal Canadian residents.

  • they reside in the Ottawa-Carleton region.

  • they are looking for an alternative way to access learning. 

To apply to the Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program the student must:

  1. Talk to your school's guidance counselor ASAP
  2. Call 613-841-7510 ( or send an email to ) to discuss our program
  3. BRING an up-to-date transcript OR credit counseling summary from your home school.
  4. Once the Vice-Principal of the program reviews the application, a determination will be made regarding the suitability of the student to attend the Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program.
  5. A virtual intake interview will be scheduled in order to have the student enrolled.


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