Here are links to various documents from past years that describe alternative program and its philosophy. These documents help show  how the program has been envisioned, defined, and championed over the years.  
 

Alternative Schools: A General Policy, TDSB, 1982. (copy: TorontoBoard1982.pdf)

 

PAS Initial Report 83, OBE, 1983. (copy: PAS_Research_Report_83-04.pdf)

PAS Interm Report, 84, OBE, 1984. (copy: Interim_Report_84-04.pdf)

PAS Final Report 84-85, OBE, 1985. (copy: PrimaryAlternativeSchoolReport_85.pdf)

 

Provincial Review of Alternative Schools, Ontario Ministry of Education, 1986. (copy: ProvincialReview1986.pdf)

 

Expanded Description of alternative Schools, from 1986 Ministry Review. (copy: 1986_ontario_report_alt_descriptions.pdf)

 

Alt. Schools Subcommittee of OBE review of Provincial Reports on Private schools (March 1986) (copy: FrameworkforDiscussion.pdf)

Alt. Schools Subcommittee of OBE review of Provincial Reports on Private and Alt schools (September 1986) (copy: MinutesAlternate1986_ProvReview.pdf)

 

Report from ASAC to the Education Committee, OBE, 1990. (copy: ReportforEdCommittee1990.pdf)

Background information on Crichton and Churchill Schools, OBE, 1990. (copy: ReportforEdCommittee1990-Crichton.pdf)