Summer…and looking forward to September

The staff and administration of SOLE Alternative would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation!

If you’re joining us in September 2018, the next registration date is Tuesday, August 28th at 1 PM.

If you’re under 18, please bring your parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Karin, our Guidance Counsellor, at

For more information about registration, check out our Admissions page!

Graduation 2018

SOLE bid farewell to our students who are moving on to the next big adventure. Students, families and friends, our staff, administration, and superintendent Mary Jane McNamara gathered to celebrate our graduates’ achievements, and valedictorian Casper gave a touching and entertaining speech.

It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are so proud of our 2018 graduates! Best of luck in the future, and stay in touch!

And the Oscar goes to…

Our first SOLE Film Festival brought the fantastic work of our Film and TV Production students to the big screen. (Okay, the medium-sized screen in the Student Lounge.) We screened the films and students voted for their favourites. The winners are…

Funniest Film: “SOLE Office Intro” by Celeste C.

Best Script: “SOLE Silent Film” by Michael C.

Best Editing: “C+E” by Celeste. C. and Ella C.

Best Acting: James J. in “Skateboarding Doc.”

Best Picture: “Quality Suffering” by Casper F.

Congratulations to our winners and a huge thanks to all of our participants, willing or otherwise. 🙂

SOLE Film Festival

It’s time to pull out the red carpet! Join us at the first ever SOLE Film Festival in the Student Lounge at lunch on Tuesday, June 19th to celebrate the films made in Rachel’s Film and TV Production class. There will be popcorn and a chance to vote for your favourites! Everyone is welcome.

89th Academy Awards – Oscars Awards Show – Jimmy Kimmel host. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson


Interested in attending SOLE for September? Our upcoming 2018-9 Registration Dates are:

  • Friday, June 15 @ 10:00 am 
  • Monday, June 18 @ 9 am
  • Thursday, June 21 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 3 @ 1:00 pm

Anyone under 18 must bring their parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Karin, our Guidance Counsellor, at

For more information, check out our admissions page.

What is the Moratorium, and what does it mean for you?

You might have heard teachers talking about a “moratorium.” What is it? TDSB policy states:

during the moratorium period of four (4) days prior to the scheduled mid-term or semester and final exam days, there shall be no:

  • excursions;
  • assemblies (except in extenuating circumstances, i.e. violent incident, bereavement);
  • shortened instructional school days;
  • conferences or meetings that remove teachers from their schools;
  • interschool activities;
  • projects or assignments for students writing an examination
  • culminating activities for students writing an examination;
  • homework, other than outlined below.

Homework that is considered to be part of the systematic review and examination preparation process (such as review quizzes, sample examination questions, or practice tests) and that do not count for marks, may be assigned during the pre-examination moratorium period.

Confused about what that means? We made a flowchart:

2018 Art Show Opening Gala

We had a spectacular opening gala for our fourth annual SOLE Art Exhibition. Students, staff, friends, family, and community members celebrated the incredible energy and creativity of our students, including photography, screenprinting, sculpture, illustration, and graphic design. Held at the beautiful Fresh Paint Studio, guests enjoyed food, a live DJ set by Nate, and a fabulous atmosphere.

The exhibition continues until Thursday, May 31st.


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