ADSB Experiences Enrolment Growth - Again!

Algoma District School Board (ADSB) senior staff shared a very positive update and overview of opening enrolment numbers at Algoma District School Board’s first Regular Board meeting held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
The September 9th, 2022 Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8 enrolment has increased by 381 students from the projected numbers contained in the March, 2022 Director’s Report.  
There has been an increase of 197 students enrolled in JK and SK for this school year from the projected enrolment and the Grade 1 to 8 enrolment also increased by 184 students from projected numbers in March 2022.  To accommodate the increase in enrolment, not only has Administration added twelve classes across the Board, but we have also added two Virtual Classes to accommodate our 18 elementary virtual learners.  
The September 19th, 2022, Grade 9-12 enrolment in composite programs has seen an increase of 43 students from the projected numbers in the March 2022 Director’s Report.  
There are 215 students currently enrolled in alternative secondary programs such as the Algoma Education Connection (Prince Charles & Kina Awiiya) and the North Shore Adolescent Centre in Blind River and Elliot Lake, which is 3 students higher than the March 2022 projection.  Given the alternative nature of these programs, re-engagement outreach will continue, and enrolment is expected to grow. 
Board Chair Jennifer Sarlo shared, “This is exciting news for our schools and for our communities.  We feel confident that ADSB really does have a program for every student as seems to be shown by the specific programs students are choosing.  ADSB is proud to serve all students and welcomes new students and families into its learning community of “Confident learners, caring citizens.”