Louise Dean Centre
|Louise Dean Centre|
|120 – 23 Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2P1
|School type||Public (Canada)|
|School board||Calgary Board of Education|
|Enrollment||129 (September 2004)|
|Area||Area II, Ward 7|
The Louise Dean Centre is a public combined junior and senior high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, that teaches grades 9 through 12. It is designed exclusively for teenage mothers (current and expectant). It is operated by the Calgary Board of Education, with the assistance of The Catholic Family Service of Calgary (despite the organization's name, the program is secular like other CBE program).
The school was named for Louise Dean, who was born in 1896, and was an elected trustee of the CBE.
The Catholic Family Service assists students with counseling and organizes support groups for the teen mothers, fathers (although only the mothers can be students), and grandparents of the babies. It also provides an on-site daycare, the Dr. Clara Christie Infant Learning Centre, which allows the mothers to attend classes, but still visit their children frequently. The staff also helps teach new mothers parenting and life skills.
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