Watson Lake Individual Learning Centre provides Indigenous students with way to achieve high school diploma

CBC reports that a new centre in Watson Lake will help to increase graduation rates for Indigenous students in the area. At the Watson Lake Individual Learning Centre—which is run by the Yukon First Nation School Board—people who have not graduated from high school can work towards a certificate of graduation while remaining in Watson Lake. Students receive in-person support from staff at the learning centre and are able to drop into the centre on a daily or part-time basis, with the option for supported online learning. The centre’s head teacher Jean MacLean said that the school board’s vision is to offer programs like this in every rural Yukon community. “Watson Lake is the first one that’s been able to fill that position and we’re really excited to be leading the way,” said MacLean.