12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
SuperintendentBill Torrens - 905.527.5092 x 2624 | E-mail Bill Torrens
Trustee- | E-mail
School Council Chairs
Through a challenging and relevant curriculum, we will educate learners of all abilities to become vibrant, open-minded, contributing members of our society.
Founded in 1924, Delta Secondary School is the oldest high school in Hamilton. It has a long history of providing students with the educational opportunities leading to university, college, apprenticeships, and the workplace. Delta offers students a broad range of both academic and technical courses; cooperative education and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) programs support these courses. Delta students can also participate in a full range of extra-curricular activities in athletics, the arts, student government, and various clubs.
Programs & Services
Student Success Supports
- Credit Recovery
- Jr. & Sr. At-Risk Cooperative education
- Jr. & Sr. Alternative education (LAUNCH Program)
- Gr. 9 Learning Skills program
- Peer Mentoring/ Gr. 8 Transition program
- Girls Circle (Social Skills program for Gr 9 girls)
- Change Your Future mentoring program
- PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Living & Working with Children Cooperative Education Program
- Double credit technology courses
- Cosmetology : Hairstyling Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
- Focus courses in Art, Drama, History, Music, and Physical Education
- Musical Strings Program
- Anime Club
- DRBS School Radio
- Improv/ Drama Club
- Environment Club
- Multicultural Club
- OMNIA newspaper
- Peer Mentoring
- Stage Crew
- Girls’ Athletic Council
Before/After School Program or Activities
- Student Council
- Repertoire Band
- Vocal Ensemble
- Orchestra and Jazz Band
- Ice Hockey
- Field Hockey
- Water polo
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
Our School Plan
Credit Accumulation—programs such as our All Year Grade 9 English and Math, Jr. & Sr. Alter Education, Grade 8 Academic Testing, At-Risk Coop, Two Credit Focus Courses Combined with Coop and Credit Recovery are all designed to improve the number of students who earn all their credits each year by 5% per grade by the end of 2007. The ultimate goal is to keep students in school until they graduate ready to pursue the pathway of their choosing.
Literacy—A Literacy Teacher, Literacy Preparation Courses, Literacy Practice Tests and Literacy “Out reach” Programs with teachers from grades 7 & 8 are in place to help Delta reach its goal to improve our EQAO OSSLT (Literacy Test) scores by 3% each year until 2008.
Numeracy—Our All Year Math Program and a School Wide Focus on cross-curricular use of math skills will help improve the number of students who meet or exceed the provincial standard in the EQAO grade 9 mathematics assessment by 3% each year until 2008.
Pathways—It is our desire to improve the 4-year graduation rate by 10% by June 2008. Our many social programs such as the Girls’ Circle Program, The Change Your Future Program, and The Peer Mentoring Program are designed to support our students’ transition to high school while enhancing their self-esteem. It is hoped that programs such as these plus others like our Grade 9 Learning Interventions will help students learn the skills to succeed in high school and ultimately graduate.
Delta is committed to providing a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for all students and staff.
To help Grade 9 students adjust to the high school environment, Delta has created a Peer Mentor Program. Senior students are given leadership training that allows them to organize special welcome activities to help school environment. Mentors wear a special uniform shirt during the first week of school so they are more visible. Grade 9 students can approach a mentor knowing that the student will be friendly and helpful.
Our Healthy School Committee is committed to presenting opportunities to develop the healthiest school possible; focusing on Healthy eating, Physical Activity and Bullying Prevention.
Parent & Community Involvement
- ’Reading Buddies’ at A.M. Cunningham
- ’Mad Skills’ for Community Kids [Basketball Program]
- Cruise for Kids Classic Car Show
- Multi-cultural dance-a-thon for Sick Kids
- Food drives organized by Boy’s Athletic Council
- ”Jingo Bingo” Girls Athletic Council fundraiser for Women’s Shelters
- Fundraising initiatives to support the “Free the Children” campaign
- “Greening Our School”
Delta has a School Council that meets monthly
The School Council is involved in fundraising for various school activities
A recent focus for the School Council has been to assist with improvements to he landscaping around the Delta building
Our School Council was recently awarded a Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant to enhance the partnership between Delta parents and the school