Flexible Learning Program
The Flexible Learning Program (FLP) is an alternative form of schooling within Kent Street Senior High School for Year 11 and 12 students. FLP suits students that for a variety of reasons do not reach their potential in a mainstream setting. FLP students typically meet one of the following criteria:
- lower than expected results in subjects
- poor attendance
- unable to stay on task for lengthy periods
- physical or mental health concerns
- living circumstances that affect school
- disrupted schooling in previous years that has left gaps in the child’s education
- English as a second language students that benefit from additional support
- seeking to make a transition from school into further training or an apprenticeship or traineeship
Students have the same teacher for most of the day in a reduced class-size of 16 students and attend one class in the main school. Workplace learning is an important aspect of FLP and students are required to undertake work experience one day per week.
Students have a dedicated classroom and personal desk with computer. FLP students have access to additional tutor support from Curtin University volunteers and can make use of FLP facilities- a kitchen to prepare a basic breakfast and a laundry and dryer for uniform and personal clothes.
Typical Flexible Learning Program:
- English (general)
- Mathematics Essentials
- Career and Enterprise same teacher
- Workplace Learning
- Certificate II in Business
- One course of certificate from the main school
Students for the Year 11 program are selected early in term 3 of Year 10. Students, or parents of students, interested in applying for the Flexible Learning Program should contact Brian Gould at the school (Brian.Gould@education.wa.edu.au or 9262 0522). Places are limited and competitive.