40 Hour Community Involvement

Students must complete 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Academies of WECDSB

The Academies of WECDSB offer students an opportunity to pursue their individual passions by focusing their efforts on particular disciplines, both athletic and academic. Whether it's learning a trade, developing their skills in a certain sport activity, or advancing their knowledge in such academic areas as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, we have a variety of academies throughout our schools that help our students become more fully engaged with their education.

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.

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.

French Immersion

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.

International Languages

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.


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