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Denetia School

Denetia School is a K-7 school located in Lower Post, British Columbia, making it B.C.'s most northern school. The school employs a Principal/Teacher, Secretary/Music Instructor, a Student Aide/Kaska Instructor, and a Custodian. Lower Post is a Kaska Nation community located 22 kilometers south of Watson Lake, Yukon. Denetia, which means "Good Person" in the Kaska language, has twelve students (as of 2011) that attend as one class. The school focuses on a program developed by the Principal/Teacher called P.A.C.E.S., an acronym for Personal Achievement Cultural Experiential Skills. The philosophy is to combine traditional local aboriginal language, culture and traditions with hands-on learning experiences that are engaging and personally relevant to the students.