Ahms Tah Ow
Program Description

Ahms Tah Ow School provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to Sliammon First Nations community members. Ahms Tah Ow School is proud to partner with School District # 47 (Powell River), Vancouver Island University, Career Link, Powell River Public Library, Sliammon Social Development and Sliammon First Nation HRSD to provide educational services that meet the diverse needs of our students.

Students have the opportunity to work towards the following educational goals:

  • Academic Upgrading for high school graduates
  • Completion of Grades, 10,11, 12
  • Regular Dogwood Graduation
  • Adult Dogwood Graduation

Other activities include language classes, work experience, employment readiness skills, life skills and recognized certification programs (Food Safe, First Aid, SuperHost, etc.) Various cultural and recreational activities as requested by students are offered. Elders and community members are encouraged to contribute to the delivery of culturally relevant programming.

Ahms Tah Ow School provides a learning environment that allows students to set individual goals, and learn independently at their own pace. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways including computer managed courses and learning packages. Direct tutorial support is available from qualified staff. Some group Math and English lessons are provided.

Students who are motivated to get an education and who are mature enough to work in a self-paced, adult environment have a greater chance of success. Ahms Tah Ow School has continuous intake throughout the school year. Four formal reports are issued during the school year. (November, February, April, June). Individual and group counseling is available.