The Dreambuilders’ High School began operations in 2001 as a partnership between the Yorkton Catholic School Division and the Yorkton Friendship Centre. In its first year of operation, the school was located at 310 Myrtle Avenue, Yorkton.
In its second and third years, the Yorkton Catholic School Division partnered with the Keeseekoose First Nation. The school was then located at 17-5th Avenue.
In its 4th year Dreambuilders’ found a permanent home when the Travel Lodge Hotel on Broadway West in Yorkton ceased operations and the facility was taken over by SIGN (the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours). With room to expand and a new partnership with the Good Spirit School Division, Dreambuilders moved from offering general programming to providing much more specialized programming in three critical areas: (1) middle-years (grades 6-9) students, (2) high school (grades 10-12) students, and (3) through a partnership with CanSask/Community Resources – a Transition to Work program for students whose goals are to enter the world of work.
The staff at Dreambuilders’ truly believes that “It takes a community to raise a child.” The commitment to the school and to the students is based on this belief. The school has earned the trust and reputation in the community as a safe and caring school with patience and compassion offered to all of the students.
Dreambuilders’ focuses on the Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual needs of each student. The daily activities are designed primarily to fulfil these goals.
Dreambuilders’ provides students with an increased level of academic and social skill, develops inner confidence, and rekindles an individual’s desire to achieve and pursue success through further education or the work force. With this renewed motivation and confidence students may transition back into the regular education system or find and maintain continuous productive employment. We strive to focus on the strengths of each individual, family, and community.
What Does Dreambuilders Offer?
- Educational Instruction every day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Education preparation for transition to High School
- Nutrition Program
- Transportation to and from school
The goal of the program is to provide quality education that can be used as a foundation for re-entry into the regular education system. An education curriculum in compliance with Provincial standards will be constructed to suit the individual needs of each student.
- Student Activity Council
- Counselling available
- Social Worker available
- Referrals to resources within the community
- Life Skills instruction
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Dreambuilders encourages and appreciates the active participation of the student’s family and/or caregiver.