MISSION The Triangle Program is committed to: providing a classroom where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth can learn and earn credits in a safe, harassment-free, equity-based environment, and developing and teaching curriculum which includes and celebrates LGBT literature, history, persons and issues. As one of three program/locations that make up Oasis Alternative S.S. we are committed to working with disenfranchised youth who are not able to (currently) work in a mainstream school setting. Our students have all experienced a broad range of homophobia in their former school settings. Schools and teachers were unable and/or unwilling to positively deal with the homophobia (which for some were daily events in their lives) and as a result these youths could no longer survive in those circumstances. Currently in our ninth year of operation as Canada's only classroom for LGBT youth, the Triangle Program is essentially a one-room schoolhouse to a very diverse group of students. At any one time the Triangle Program has a wide range of students in: Ability - from those who struggle at the grade nine level in literacy and numeracy, to others who have been very successful academically in academic level and enriched programs - and everything in-between, Age/Grade - From 14 to 25, from Grade 9 to grade 12 Home Life - from living at home with supportive families, to being kicked out of their homes, to living in shelters, to living on their own - and everything in-between, Social Circumstances - from living on welfare to existing comfortably in middle-class homes - and everything in-between, Orientation - from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or "questioning", from out and proud to closeted,- and everything in-between. The Triangle Program allows students to experience academic success and earn credits toward their high school diploma. More importantly the Triangle Program allows students to develop the life-skills, confidence, pride and finesse they need to be successful when they transition back to their larger lives, be that mainstream schools, other alternative schools, work and/or post-secondary education. Jeffrey White, Anthony Grandy, Adrienne Magidsohn - Triangle Staff Team, Teachers and Support Workers.