TORONTO (CBC) - On Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands of Ontario students head back to school, a lot of attention will be focused on one particular school in Toronto's north end.
It only has 85 students, but hopes are high for the the Africentric Alternative School, which will open its doors near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Sept. 8 for the very first time.
The administrative staff, the teachers, the parents even the kids are excited about the new school.
For Makeba Ofori-McRae going to the school means "I'm going to learn how to write the A, B, C, Ds."
When Makeba enters Grade One she wants to "learn how to write the numbers. Then I'm going to colour."
Her mother, Amma, says she enrolled Makeba in the Africentric school so he daughter will be taught about her heritage.
"It's just something that they're going to be learning. It's got nothing to do with separating. We're still going to be around other people," she said.