The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) is centrally located in the Swan River Valley in Treaty 4 territory, within the town of Swan River, Manitoba. The school serves approximately 475 students: Grades 9 through 12 and is the only high school in Swan Valley. Students can pursue their high school graduation from either the Regular English Program, the Technology Program or the French Immersion Program. Over 40% of the student population identify as having Indigenous or Metis heritage.
As a community school, we are a center for learning, providing educational opportunities for high school students and the wider community in general. We pursue the fulfillment of our purpose in an atmosphere of cooperation among students, staff, parents, business, industry, government and other educational institutions. Over the years we have developed partnerships with; University College of the North, Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre, Swan River Adult Education, Prairie Mountain Health (Teen Clinic), Wuskwi Siphk First Nation, Sapotweyak Cree Nation and Frontier School Division. Building and strengthening these diverse partnerships provide an enriched programming and further development for the SVRSS.
The SVRSS is an inclusive educational environment with many opportunities. The school offers vibrant co-curricular programs in Sport, Drama, Music, Envirothon, Skills Manitoba, Business Challenges, Yearbook, Grad Committees, Social Justice, and Student Council. A teen parent program offers students with children onsite nursery care and parenting supports. In addition to the core requirements in English/Francais, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and the Arts courses, programs of studies in the vocational areas include Applied Commerce Education, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical Trades and Technology, Family Studies, Hairstyling, Heavy Duty Equipment Technology, Industry Applied Technology, Resources and Environmental Management, Graphic Design and Welding Technology.
As we celebrate our 50th school year at SVRSS, much has changed as our school is no longer a solitary building. We are now a “campus” with the Heavy-Duty shop and the Building Trades shop which are located west of the main building at 1483 3rd Street North. Learning is the main focus at the SVRSS with the acquisition of knowledge and skills through experience and study.