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Route 51 Learning Institute

What is the Route 51 Learning Institute?

Route 51 Learning Institute is an outreach facility of École Sir John Franklin High School designed to accommodate students over 19 years of age. This outreach school offers an alternative setting to daily high school programming. It is a centre where students can enroll in, and complete, high school credit courses.

What courses does Route 51 Learning Institute offer?

We offer most ELA, Social Studies, Math and Science courses for Grades 10 to 12, as well as CALM and Work Experience programs. Courses are offered in a modular format with generally six to eight modules and a final exam in each course. Students can come in to the school to work on assignments and/or take additional course assignments home with them.

Why choose Route 51 Learning Institute?

  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Smaller student-teacher ratio
  • Smaller space, not as many people
  • Flexible attendance
  • Focus on one course at a time
  • Credits in work experience
  • Snacks!

Route 51 is right for you if…

  • You want to graduate
  • You want to upgrade a class
  • You are an independent learner
  • You are able to set deadlines and complete tasks on time
  • You need flexibility in your schedule
  • You are in the middle of a semester and fitting into regular high school programming won’t work for you

What is required?

Students need to be self-motivated learners, and able to read and write at grade level.

What else do I need to know?

  • Students need to contact Guidance Counsellors at École Sir John Franklin High School (867-669-0773) for pre-assessment and registration before meeting with the outreach teacher at Route 51. 
  • There are teachers present for tutoring, course assistance, and various other supports.
  • Students will earn regular high school credits for their completed courses and will be working towards earning a regular NWT high school diploma.

What are the hours?

  • Route 51 is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. every Monday to Thursday for students aged 19-21, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Friday for students aged 22 and older EXCEPT the first Tuesday of the month when it's open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Students are encouraged to work at Route 51 in order to take advantage of the tutoring help available there.
  • Route 51 is currently using the same calendar as École Sir John Franklin High School.

For more information, please contact Evelyne Straker at (867) 669-0773 or at 

Route 51 is located in the Urbania Building at 5102-51st Avenue, access code 2005.

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