Secondary School Programs
Each secondary school offers a variety or core and elective credits for students to choose from. Information about course offerings at each school is available in the Common Course Calendar.
Secondary school students also have access to a range of specialized programs that extend beyond the regular curriculum and are designed to meet the various needs and interests of our students. With help from their parents, teachers and guidance counsellors, students can design a pathway through secondary school that's personalized to their interests and goals.
Co-operative education is a planned learning experience in the community for which students earn credits. The work placement enables students to earn credits by integrating classroom theory with learning experiences at the work site. The placements enable students to apply and extend their knowledge and to practise and refine the skills acquired in related courses.
Dual Credit Programs
Dual Credit programs, available through all Peel secondary schools, provides grade 11 and 12 students with a unique opportunity to earn both college and non-compulsory secondary credits at the same time. College credits earned may be applied to a college program after high school.
Explore High Skills
Explore High Skills is a Peel District School Board pathway program that allows secondary schools with Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs to offer a unique specialized program choice for grade 9 and 10 students. These sector-related programs are available to students in all skill levels and in all pathways.
Students who entered the he Extended French program in grade 7 have the option to continue the program in grade 9. In high school, students take four credits in extended French and three credits in other subjects taught in French.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school to work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
Regional Learning Choices Programs
Regional Learning Choices Programs are offered in both middle and secondary school. The programs are designed to for students who have a strong interest in a particular area. Students apply to attend the programs.
Specialist High Skills Major Programs
Specialist High Skills Major Programs are ministry-approved specialized programs that allows grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. They also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.
Details about these programs, and other course selection and guidance information is available at our virtual guidance office at www.makingmyway.ca.