For almost 30 years Avondale has offered an alternative style of secondary education in the public system to students throughout Toronto. Avondale is a small, safe, family-like school with an intimate and personal environment. At Avondale, students learn in a small, rigorous academic setting where close working relationships with staff and students are valued and celebrated. Success at Avondale requires students to develop strong study habits, self-discipline and increasingly independent learning skills as they move from grade nine to graduation.
This year Aleesa Cohene from Charles Street Video taught a video arts course. Students learned about various aspects of digital video making, which lead to their writing, directing, shooting and editing their own video. The students proved eager learners and their videos show great promise and talent.