40 Hour Community Involvement
Students must complete 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Adult Education Program - St. Michael's Catholic High School
St. Michael's Catholic High School Adult Education offers programs exclusively to adults who wish to obtain their high school diploma, need acquired knowledge to stay employable or to re-enter the workforce.
Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in the completion of their OSSD and provide a successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs. As well, students in Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) are eligible to enroll. Enrolment in half or full day Co-op allows greater flexibility to participate.
Before & After School Child Care Programs
The regular school day portion of the Full Day Kindergarten Program (FDK) for four and five-year-olds is part of Ontario's publicly funded school system. Select schools will be offering a Before & After School Child Care Program as well; where the school community is in support of on-site before and after school care on a fee for service basis.
e-Learning is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means. eLearning involves the use of a computer or electronic device to provide training, educational or learning material.
English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language is a program designed to provide support to students whose first language is a language other than English, or is a variety of English that is significantly different from standard Canadian English.
Experiential Learning Programs
Schools are offering more opportunities to customize your high school experience and build on your strengths and interests through a variety of new and enhance learning options including Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning programs such as Co-op, OYAP and School-Work Co-op enhance your academic background and provide you with opportunities to gain valuable experiences in our community. No matter your post secondary pathway, experiential learning can assist you in making career decisions and help you develop the knowledge, skills and habits required in the workplace. All forms of experiential learning are a valuable complement to your post secondary preparation and future employment.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education
WECDSB is working with the Aboriginal Education Office of the Ministry of Education and our Local First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to support and develop programs and to provide student support to help us realize the goals set out for our First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
The WECDSB offers an elementary French Immersion Program in the city at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School and in the county at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School (with French Immersion), Maidstone. The French Immersion Program is continued at the Secondary Panel at selected High Schools.
International Baccalaureate Programme
The International Baccalaureate Programme at Assumption is open to all students throughout Windsor and Essex County who will be starting grade 9. This programme will provide courses leading to an internationally recognized diploma.
The diversity of cultures and languages of this area enrich the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and our area communities. The study of international languages is encouraged by the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board as our part of the effort to maintain this cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote a truly multicultural society.
Opportunity Diploma Program
Out of school and need your high school diploma? It's easier than you think. Enroll now in Opportunity Diploma.
Start your career as a skilled worker while in high school... consider the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program!
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a formal evaluation and accreditation process. Students may obtain credits towards the secondary school diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of secondary school.
Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide
What is your Pathway Plan? There are many programs for students pursuing apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace after graduation. Get the basics about the post secondary pathway options. Consider a Specialist High Skills Major that allows you to focus on a future career through a bundle of classroom courses, workplace experiences and sector certifications. Cooperative Education allows students to count this hands-on learning towards 2 compulsory high school credits. Consider the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to gain on-the-job training and experience in an apprenticeable occupation while in high school. Dual credits let senior students "try-on" college courses while still in high school for free! The Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide includes information on Individual Pathways Plan, Course Selection, the Organization of Courses, Goals, Diploma & Certificate Requirements, School Services, eLearning, Experiential Learning, and other important topics.
School Within a College (SWAC)
Have you fallen behind on your high school credits? Have you left high school and need to enroll again to obtain your high school diploma? Are you between 17 and 20 years of age with fewer than 8 credits to graduate? Are you interested in pursuing the apprenticeship or college pathway? Do you require some flexibility in attending school? If so, consider this specialized program that allows you to attend St. Clair College to complete high school credits AND take College courses that count towards your high school diploma. The program is free! We are now accepting applications for February 2015. Review the Information sheet and download the Application. Complete pages 1 and 2 of the application and have a member of your school's Success Team complete page 3. A member of your School Success team will submit your application on your behalf. You will be contacted for an interview by the SWAC teacher, Mr. Morris. Deadline for SWAC applications: February 12, 2015
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
Interested in a particular career sector? The SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assist in their transtion from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Read on to find out more and the high schools who offer this program.
This is a ground-breaking new open-boundary program offered at F.J. Brennan Catholic High School and Corpus Christi Middle School that’s designed for Grade 7-12 students from throughout the Greater Windsor-Essex area who are interested in improving their hockey, baseball and soccer skills while achieving their scholastic goals.