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We are putting our students first, by creating environments that support them and make every school a great school.  Each one of our students will be able to work towards their goal, at their local school. These strategic choices include the five major pathways: apprenticeship, college, community, university and work.

We know that offering all five major pathways is not the current reality in some of our schools but we are committed to changing our culture to support students in every school across our district. We will support our staff as we implement the program strategy to ensure we achieve our goal of thirteen great schools. We believe in our students and are committed to creating environments of high expectations for everyone.

New and improved school facilities will ensure the program strategy can meet the needs of all students in the 21st century. This means providing learners with safe, inclusive, innovative and engaging school cultures. Programs have been strategically placed across the system according to the following criteria:

  • Infrastructure already within a school
  • Even distribution of programming specialities across the system
  • Balancing enrolments across schools

The charts below outline the placement of Tier 3 programs across HWDSB. Tier 3 programs and specialized interventions/supports  are intended for a few students at limited school sites. Currently, approximately 1.5 per cent of students choose to leave their home school to attend a Tier 3 program. Programs and interventions/supports within Tier 3 are those that require specialized facilities, equipment or funding enhancements. These programs will be located in a few school sites located strategically across HWDSB. Transportation is provided according to Board policy.

 

Tier 3 Programs

Location<

Arts & Culture: Digital Media Dundas, New North, Orchard Park
ArtSmart Sir Allan MacNab
Aviation/Aerospace Ancaster, Sir Winston Churchill
Construction – Building Careers from the Ground Up Offsite location (depending on building site)
Cosmetology Sir Winston Churchill, New South, Orchard Park, Waterdown
ESL/ELD Glendale, New North, New South, Westdale
French Immersion Sherwood, Westdale
Horticulture Saltfleet
Hospitality/Tourism (Food Services) New North, Orchard Park, Sir Allan MacNab, Waterdown
Information/Communication Tech Ancaster, New South
International Baccalaureate (IB) Ancaster, Glendale, Westdale
Manufacturing Dundas School, Sherwood, Sir Winston Churchill
Ontario Public Service Program New North
Performing Arts Glendale
Strings Glendale
Transportation Technology Dundas School, Glendale, New South
ALPHA New South, Westdale
NYA:WEH New North, New South, Churchill
Graduated Support Program New North, New South, Orchard Park, Saltfleet, Sherwood, Churchill, Waterdown, Westdale
Extensive Support Program Ancaster, Dundas School, Glendale, New North, Sir Allan MacNab, Westmount
Personalized-Support-Alternative-Education Dundas, Glendale, New South, Off-Site Location (TBD)

*    Bolded denotes new proposed locations

Schools may grant a certificate in French Immersion if a student has successfully completed a sequence of four courses in French Immersion and a minimum of six courses in other French subjects. A critical mass of 350 students is necessary to offer a variety of courses beyond the minimum compulsory subjects. A phased in program can be offered at Sherwood beginning in September 2015 based upon the projected French Immersion enrolment:

French Immersion Projected Enrolment – Planning and Accommodation April 2013

Westdale Secondary FI

Dalewood 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 19 38 56 77 81 79 83 80

 

Guy Brown 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 0 24 51 78 99 117 120 110

 

Ryerson 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 31 65 92 125 134 142 146 149

 

Sir William Osler 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 7 29 60 79 92 115 115 109

 

Westdale 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 358 331 330 359 406 453 464 448

Sherwood Second FI

Ancaster Senior 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 0 0 11 39 64 92 98 100

 

Glen Brae 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 32 68 107 133 143 148 142 124

 

Lawfield 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 13 39 72 93 108 112 112 111

 

Michaelle Jean 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 6 10 14 26 30 45 52 53
Norwood Park 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 47 91 125 149 148 144 130 117

 

Sherwood 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enrolment 97 208 329 439 492 542 536 505

 

*Program phased in starting with Grade 9s in September 2015. Students attending Westdale would continue in the program until they graduate. Students with siblings enrolled in Westdale’s French Immersion at the time of implementation at Sherwood would also attend Westdale.

 

Tier 3 Interventions/Supports

Location

ALPHA Westdale, New South
NYA:WEH New North, New South, Sir Winston Churchill
Graduated Support Program New North, New South, Orchard Park, Saltfleet, Sherwood, Sir Winston Churchill, Waterdown, Westdale
Extensive Support Program Ancaster High, Dundas, Glendale, New North, Sir Allan MacNab, Westmount
Personalized Learning Support Program Dundas School, Glendale, New South, Offsite location

*Bolded denotes new proposed locations

As per trustee motion, the Mountain and Parkview programs will be transitioned into the new North and South schools.

See Appendix D for program location charts, maps and associated boundaries

Updated on Friday, November 01, 2013.
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