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Ancaster High

Co-operative Education

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The co-operative educational curriculum is based on the belief that students will learn valuable employment skills through practical work experiences. Students will gain confidence in their abilities to work with others in a real workplace experience. Students will become better citizens in their community and beyond by making connections with those who are making thier community a better place.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need to achieve this goal.
It aims to help students become successful by developing employability skills, making students aware of workers rights and responsibilities, having students learn about workplace safety issues to ensure a future that is healthy for the student.

Successful co-op students:

  • understand that they must attend their workplace as if they are an employee, including calling their employer and the co-op teacher if they are ill or unable to attend a co-op placement.
  • will hand in their log sheets each week to record the hours they have worked
  • will complete their store front presentations as a culminating activity for this course

Co-operative Education Courses are “tied” to a course previously taken by the student.

In Grades 11 and 12, students will be able to choose from among workplace preparation, university/college preparation, college preparation, university preparation and open courses. Co-op courses are given the course code of one of these courses, but will be considered as a different style of course. Colleges and universities will not count co-op courses as requirements for an academic average. Co-op courses can count as COMPULSORY CREDIT for group A, B, or C (for 2 of these compulsories).

EXPERIENCE THE Co-op Department AT Ancaster High School!

Co-op Staff:

Name: Extension: Mailbox: E-mail:
Ms. T. Harrop 333 905-648 – 4468 tharrop@hwdsb.on.ca
Ms. C. Krueger 316 905-648 – 4468 ckrueger@hwdsb.on.ca

If you wish to contact any member of the Co-op Department you may call the school at 905-648-4468 then either try the extension or leave amessage on the teachers voice mail by accessing the teacher’s mailbox.

Updated on Tuesday, April 03, 2018.
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