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            2021-22 SCHOOL PROFILE
HAGERSVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL                                                                                             Guidance and Career Education

Welcome to Hagersville Secondary School
Here at Hagersville Secondary School we stress the importance and value of
completing a secondary education.
We are committed to help each and every student achieve a successful outcome
from their secondary school experience.

“Students, School, Community. Together, We Create Our Future”                                                             Guidance
                                                                                                                          ■■ Mark Kolenc
                                                                                                                             Guidance Counsellor
    About Hagersville Secondary School                                                                                    ■■ Melissa Turner
    Hagersville Secondary, a school within the Grand Erie District School Board,                                             Native Education Counsellor
    is a full service secondary school located in the town of Hagersville, Ontario,                Jeff Benner
    Canada.                                                                                         PRINCIPAL             Learning Resources
    In 2017, HSS held a reunion that marked the school’s 125th anniversary.                                               ■■   Andrea Murik
    For its first 75 years, the school was located across town from its current                                                Learning Resource Teacher
    location. Completion of a new school in 1967/68 established HSS at its
    present site on Parkview Road where it has been serving the community for                                             Student
    50 years.
    A full compliment of programs is offered at HSS to meet the pathways of all
                                                                                                                          At Hagersville Secondary School
    students, whether that pathway is to an apprenticeship or trade, to college,
                                                                                                                          (HSS), we believe that every
    to the workforce, or to university. Hagersville Secondary School not only
                                                                                                                          person who attends the school as
    provides students with a full array of compulsory course offerings, but also
                                                                                                                          either a student, staff member or
    great choice in elective courses such as in the arts, technology, physical
                                                                                                                          visitor has the right to respectful,
    education, business, and co-operative education.
                                                                                                                          courteous and co-operative
    Aside from the wide range of programming offered to HSS students, we also                   Adriana Potichnyj         treatment and that the school
    recognize the importance of providing students with great extra-curricular                   VICE-PRINCIPAL
                                                                                                                          should be a safe environment for
    opportunities. HSS provides a full list of sports and clubs for students to be                                        all. We further believe that all
    part of. We encourage students to get involved, and make the most of their                    Chris Dennis
                                                                                                                          students are responsible for their
                                                                                              OFFICE COORDINATOR
    high school experience!                                                                                               own behaviour and are capable
                                                                                                                          of making appropriate choices.
    Through the hard work of its students and staff, HSS is now an ECO Friendly
    School, certified under the Ontario ECO Schools Program.                             Hagersville                      The purpose of school is to help
                                                                                         Secondary School                 people to learn certain skills and
                                                                                                                                                                 Classroom Expectations                 School Expectations
                                                                                                                          develop knowledge and values
                                                                                         70 Parkview Road,
                                                                                                                          which will help them to live full      ■■ Come to class prepared to work      ■■ Show respect for authority and
                                                                                         P. O. Box 669                    and productive lives. Secondary
                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ Arrive on time                         school rules and procedures
                                                                                         Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0          students have a right to an
                                                                                         Phone: (905) 768-3318 (main)                                            ■■ Complete your work                  ■■ Meet our responsibilities as learners
                                                                                                                          education, but with that right
                                                                                         granderie.ca/schools/hss                                                ■■ Allow others to get their work      ■■ Show respect and exercise
                                                                                                                          comes the responsibility to try
                                                                                                                          to do as well as they can and to          done                                   self-discipline

                                                                                         Grand Erie                       abide by a code of conduct that        ■■ Work safely                         ■■ Abide by all laws

                                                                                                                          requires appropriate behaviour.        ■■ Be respectful to all                ■■ Show common courtesy

                                                                                                                          A committee of staff, students,        ■■ No backpacks, gym bags or coats     ■■ Show respect for property and
                                                                                         DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION            parents and School Council have           in the classroom                       environment
                                                                                         JoAnna Roberto                   established a set of guidelines        ■■ Cell phones only used in the        A complete Code of Behaviour
                                                                                         SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION      for the students in attendance at         classroom when approved             brochure is handed out on the first day
                                                                                         Denise Martins                   HSS.                                   ■■ No food or drink in the classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the school year for both students
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and parents to read.

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Programs                                                                                                                       Graduation Requirements
Co-Operative Education                    in Students’ Cooperative Education
                                          Learning Plan.
                                                                                    Students will get a head start on
                                                                                    becoming a fully qualified journey         COMPULSORY CREDITS (TOTAL OF 18)                                     Grade 10 - Ontario Secondary School
(Co-Op) and Ontario Youth                                                           person with a skill set that is in                                                                              Literacy Test (OSSLT)
                                          Students interested in Co-op Education                                               4 CREDITS IN ENGLISH (1 CREDIT PER GRADE)
Apprenticeship Program                    must apply for the program and
                                                                                    demand. Apprenticeships are an                                                                                  All students must successfully complete this test which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                    administered by the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability
                                                                                    excellent way of learning valuable         n The  Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) may
                                          complete an interview. Successful                                                        be used to meet either the Grade 11 or the Grade 12 English      Office). Students will first write this test in the spring of their grade
                                                                                    work skills and are a viable alternative
                                          candidates will be notified and the                                                      compulsory credit requirement.                                   ten year. Unsuccessful candidates will be given the opportunity
                                                                                    to traditional post secondary programs.
Co-Operative Education (Co-Op)            recruitment process of an appropriate                                                n Grade 11 English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations,        for remediation at the school and will be able to rewrite the test.
                                          placement will follow. There is no        For more information speak to your           Métis, and Inuit Voices course may be used to meet the             Students identified through an IPRC (Identification, Placement, and
Co-op is a planned learning experience                                                                                           Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.
                                          formal restriction on the total number    school’s Co-op or OYAP teacher.                                                                                 Review Committee) will be allowed accommodations for writing of
that integrates classroom theory and                                                                                           n For English language learners, the requirement may be met
                                          of co-op credits that students may                                                                                                                        the test. Students not working towards an OSSD (Ontario Secondary
learning experiences at a workplace                                                 Visit www.apprenticesearch.com               through earning a maximum of 3 credits in English as a second
                                          earn in secondary school.                                                              language (ESL) or English literacy development (ELD); the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    School Diploma) may be exempted from writing the test.
which enable students to apply
                                                                                    To Begin an Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                 fourth credit must be a Grade 12 compulsory English course.
and refine the knowledge and skills
acquired in a related curriculum
                                                                                    During Secondary School
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC)
                                                                                                                               3 credits in math (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students who have written the OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School
course or a locally developed course.     Students gain knowledge and               a Student Must:
Co-op courses include a classroom         experience in an apprenticeable                                                      2 credits in science                                                 Literacy Test) once and were unsuccessful are eligible to take the
                                          trade while working at an eligible        ■■ Successfully complete 16 credits                                                                             OSSLC (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course). Successful
component comprised of pre-                                                                                                    1 credit in the arts
                                          work placement. Students acquire             and be enrolled full-time in school                                                                          completion of the OSSLC satisfies the secondary school literacy
placement and integration activities
                                          hours toward the completion of their      ■■ Be 16 years of age or older             n The Grade 9 Expressions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit         graduation requirement.
and a placement component.
                                                                                                                                 Cultures course may be used to meet the compulsory credit
                                          apprenticeship while earning credits.     ■■ Successfully complete the Ontario
Students earn co-op credits by                                                         Secondary School Literacy
                                                                                                                                 requirement in the arts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community Involvement
integrating classroom theory with         An apprenticeship is an agreement
                                                                                       Requirement                             1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)                             Students are responsible to complete 40 hours of community
planned learning experiences in the       between the student (who wants to                                                                                                                         service as a requirement for graduation. Grade 8 graduated students
                                                                                    ■■ Complete all compulsory credits
community. Students are assessed and      learn a skilled trade), the school, the                                              1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)                              can start accumulating during the summer prior to entering grade
                                          employer (who teaches the skills) and        required for an Ontario Secondary
evaluated on their demonstration of                                                                                                                                                                 9. Grade 12 graduating students are required to have all hours
                                                                                       School Diploma                          1 credit in French as a second language
tasks linked to curriculum expectations   the Students’ Cooperative Education                                                                                                                       submitted by June 30 of their graduating year. If hours are handed in
of the related course(s) as outlined      Learning Plan.                                                                       n   Students who have taken Native languages in place of French      after that date, there is no guarantee that they will be included in the
                                                                                                                                   as a second language in elementary school may use a Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fall Graduation preparations.
                                                                                                                                   1 or 2 Native language course to meet the compulsory credit
                                                                                                                                   requirement for French as a second language.                     It is the responsibility of the student to find opportunities for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    achieving community service hours. Various opportunities are
                                                                                                                               1 credit in health and physical education                            communicated through the announcements, Twitter, or on the
                                                                                                                               0.5 credit in career studies                                         bulletin board outside of the Guidance office throughout the year.

                                                                                                                               0.5 credit in civics                                                 Ontario Secondary School Certificate
                                                                                                                               3 additional credits, consisting of 1 credit from each               The Ontario Secondary School Certificate will be granted upon
                                                                                                                               of the following groups:                                             request to students who leave school before earning the Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Secondary School Diploma, provided that they have earned a
                                                                                                                               Group 1: English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy    minimum of 14 credits as follows:
                                                                                                                               Course), French as a second language, classical languages,
                                                                                                                               international languages, Native languages, Canadian and world        7 COMPULSORY CREDITS (2 English, 1 Canadian Geography or
                                                                                                                               studies, FNMI studies, social sciences and humanities, guidance      Canadian History, 1 Mathematics, 1 Health and Physical Education,
                                                                                                                               and career education, cooperative education
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Science, 1 Arts or Technological Education or Computer Studies)
                                                                                                                               Group 2: French as a second language, the arts, business studies,
                                                                                                                               health and physical education, cooperative education                 7 OPTIONAL CREDITS Selected by the student from available courses
                                                                                                                               Group 3: French as a second language, science (Grade 11 or
                                                                                                                               12), computer studies, technological education, cooperative          Certificate of Accomplishment
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students who are not working towards an OSSD or an OSSC may be
                                                                                                                               Note: The following conditions apply to selections from the
                                                                                                                               above three groups:                                                  awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment upon leaving secondary
                                                                                                                               nA    maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language may        school. The Certificate of Accomplishment is a useful means
                                                                                                                                   count as additional compulsory credits, 1 credit from Group 1,   of recognizing achievement for students who plan to transition
                                                                                                                                   and 1 credit from either Group 2 or Group 3.                     directly to employment after leaving school. The Certificate of
                                                                                                                               nA     maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education may count       Accomplishment is to be accompanied by the student’s Ontario
                                                                                                                                   as additional compulsory credits, selected from any of Groups    Student Transcript. For students who have an Individual Education
                                                                                                                                   1, 2, or 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plan (IEP), a copy of the IEP may be included.

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Courses                                                                                                                            Choosing Courses
Grade 9 – 10                                LOCALLY DEVELOPED COURSES:                  These Courses:                             In order to ensure student success,
                                                                                                                                   Grand Erie encourages all students to           Every course in secondary school has a unique course code.
Course Pathways                             ■■ Are intended for students who            ■■ Focus on the essential concepts of
                                                                                                                                   give careful consideration to the course        All courses have the first five characters as mandated by the
                                               require a measure of flexibility            a subject
                                                                                                                                   type chosen in each subject area.
ACADEMIC COURSES (D)                           and support in order to meet the         ■■ Develop students’ knowledge and                                                         Ministry of Education.
                                                                                                                                   Grade 11 - 12

                                                                                                                                                                                   ENG 1P
Academic Courses are suited to                 compulsory credit requirements in           skills through practical applications
students who are comfortable with              English, mathematics and science            and concrete examples
theoretical concepts and enjoy solving         for the OSSD (Ontario Secondary                                                     There are five types of program
                                                                                        ■■ Use familiar situations to illustrate
problems by applying what they have            School Diploma) or (OSSC).                                                          pathways are offered:
learned.                                    ■■ May lead directly to the Workplace.
                                                                                        ■■ Present and evaluate curriculum at a    ■■   COLLEGE COURSES
                                                                                                                                        Are designed to prepare students
ACADEMIC COURSES:                           OPEN COURSES (O)                               gradual pace according to students’
                                                                                                                                        for college programs and
■■ Focus on the essential concepts of a     Open Courses allow students to                                                              apprenticeships.
                                                                                        ■■ May lead to post-secondary
   subject and explore related concepts     learn concepts and skills designed
                                                                                           education, including College or         ■■   WORKPLACE COURSES
■■ Develop students’ knowledge and          to prepare them for further study in
                                                                                           Apprenticeship; or to Workplace              Are designed to prepare students
   skills through the study of theory       the subject area. Generally, in Grade
                                                                                                                                        for entry to the workplace and/or
                                            9, optional courses are offered as
                                                                                        Do I choose Applied,
   and abstract problems                                                                                                                apprenticeship.
■■ Incorporate practical applications as    open courses, for example music, art,
   appropriate                              drama, business studies, family studies,    Academic, or Locally                       ■■   UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE COURSES
                                                                                                                                        Are designed to prepare students
                                                                                                                                                                                         SUBJECT CODES                     GRADE                   GRADE 9 - 10

                                            physical education and technological                                                                                                    The first letter in the course      This number in              This letter in
■■ Present and evaluate curriculum at                                                                                                   for either community college or
                                            studies. Expectations are created for all                                                                                              code denotes the subject area:      the course code       the course code identifies
   a measured/brisk pace according to                                                                                                   university programs.                                                         identifies the grade:   the stream or destination.
                                            students and these students can have a      It is important students select Grade
   students’ needs                                                                                                                                                                 A = Arts
                                            variety of learning skills.                 9 courses based on their strengths         ■■   OPEN COURSES                               B = Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 = Grade 9             D = Academic
■■ Often lead to post-secondary                                                                                                                                                                                      2 = Grade 10            K = Non-Credit
                                                                                        and interests. Being successful in all          Are available to all students
   education, including College,            APPLIED COURSES (P)                         Grade 9 courses will give students              regardless of pathway.
                                                                                                                                                                                   C = Canadian and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3 = Grade 11            L = Locally Developed
                                                                                                                                                                                       World Studies
   University, and Apprenticeship, or to    Applied Courses teach students using        more pathway choices as they progress                                                                                        4 = Grade 12                Compulsory Credit
                                                                                                                                        UNIVERSITY COURSES                         E = English/ESL
   Workplace.                               real-life ideas and offer the chance to     through secondary school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             O = Open
                                                                                                                                        Are designed to prepare students for       F = French
SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES (K)               apply what they have learned to the
                                                                                                                                        transition to a variety of university      G = Guidance                             LEVEL            P = Applied
                                            work around them.                                                                                                                      H = Humanities and                   This number in
Special Education Courses allow                                                                                                         programs or apprenticeship.                                                                                GRADE 11 - 12
                                                                                                                                                                                       Social Sciences                 the course code
students to focus on functional life                                                                                                                                                                                 identifies the grade:
skills and/or job readiness skills within                                                                                          12 Optional Credits                             I = Interdisciplinary or
                                                                                                                                                                                       Information Technology        A = Level 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This letter in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the course code identifies
schools that have a self-contained                                                                                                 Optional credits may be earned in all                                             B = Level 2             the stream or destination.
                                                                                                                                                                                   K = Alternative (Non-Credit)
special education setting. Expectations                                                                                            subjects, including those named in the          L = International Languages       C = Level 3             C = College
are individualized for students who                                                                                                compulsory credit list, provided that           M = Mathematics                   D = Level 4             E = Workplace
have a variety of strengths and needs.                                                                                             such optional credits are additional to         N = FMNI Studies                  E = Level 5             M = University/College
In some cases, these courses can be                                                                                                the compulsory credits.                         P = Physical Education                                    N = Non-Credit
preparation for participation in Locally                                                                                                                                           S = Sciences                                              O = Open
Developed Compulsory Courses.                                                                                                      The optional credits allow for
                                                                                                                                                                                   T = Technological Studies                                 U = University
                                                                                                                                   concentration in a curriculum area of
SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES:                                                                                                         special interest.
May lead to a Certificate of
Accomplishment, support work/
living, and in some cases, an Ontario                                                                                              % GRADE RANGE           ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Secondary School Certificate (OSSC).                                                                                                                                            A very high outstanding level of achievement. Achievement is above the
                                                                                                                                   80-100%                 Level 4
                                                                                                                                                                                provincial standard
                                                                                                                                   70-79%                  Level 3              A high level of achievement. Achievement is at the provincial standard.
Locally Developed Courses are
designed for students who have                                                                                                                                                  A moderate level of achievement. Achievement is below, but approaching the
                                                                                                                                   60-69%                  Level 2
specific learning needs and require                                                                                                                                             provincial standard.
more direction in the classroom.                                                                                                   50-59%                  Level 1              A passable level of achievement. Achievement is below provincial standards.
Students will learn essential and
                                                                                                                                   Below 50%                                    Insufficient achievement of curriculum expectations. Credit will not be granted.
practical concepts of a subject.
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Opportunities                                                                                                                     Opportunities
Withdrawing from                              with pathway planning and developing
                                              improved learning skills that will
                                                                                        all FSL pathways to challenge the DELF
                                                                                        in their Grade 12 year.
                                                                                                                                    There is an Orientation Module available
                                                                                                                                    within Grand Erie eLearning courses,
                                                                                                                                                                                Scheduled day programs, booklet
                                                                                                                                                                                and e-Learning are available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the ministry mandate for Creating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pathways to Success, we have moved
a course                                      help them in earning their Ontario                                                    to support students’ success in their
                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, contact your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           forward with a board license of
If a student (including a student with        Secondary School Diploma.
                                                                                        Dual Credits                                online learning. Students will require
                                                                                                                                                                                school’s Guidance Counsellor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the myBlueprint Education Planner.
a completed Individual Education                                                                                                    access to a device to complete their                                                   Our license provides access to all
Plan) withdraws from a Grade 11 or 12         DELF
                                                                                        Grand Erie District School Board has        learning. Grand Erie students have          Night School                               students 7-12, their families, and all
                                                                                        partnered with Conestoga College,           access to a device within their home                                                   7-12 staff in Grand Erie.
course within five instructional days                                                                                                                                           Night school classes are offered in
                                              The DELF (diplôme d’études en             Fanshawe College and Mohawk                 school so that they can work on their
following the issue of the first provincial                                                                                                                                     Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk.          myBlueprint has been supporting
                                              langue française, or French language      College to allow students to earn           course during the regular school day.
report card in a semestered or non-                                                                                                                                             They are offered Tuesday and Thursday      Ontario school boards for 13+
                                              studies diploma) is an internationally-   college credits before they graduate        Students may want to have access to
semestered school, the withdrawal is                                                                                                                                            evenings. A wide variety of compulsory     years. The service supports
                                              recognized certification of proficiency   secondary school. These credits are         a device and the internet outside of
not recorded on the Ontario Student                                                                                                                                             courses are offered. For additional        teachers, empowers students, and
                                              in French for non-francophones. DELF      delivered in three different ways within    regular school hours. Please check the
Transcript (OST). If a student withdraws                                                                                                                                        information call Grand Erie Learning       engages parents with their child’s
                                              exams take place in 175 countries         the Board:                                  technical requirements for eLearning
from a course after five instructional                                                                                                                                          Alternatives (GELA) 519 753-6079.          education, career, and life planning.
                                              worldwide. There are six separate
days following the issue of the first                                                   School Within a College (SWAC)              courses by selecting the link at the top
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Accessible via the website on any
provincial report card in a semestered
                                              diplomas possible, based on the six                                                   of this page.                               Summer School
                                              levels of the Common European             Is offered by Conestoga in Brantford,                                                                                              browser, myBlueprint captures current
or non-semestered school, the                                                                                                       eLearning courses are typically taken       Grand Erie District School Board will      progress in the classroom and offers
                                              Framework of Reference for Languages      Fanshawe in Simcoe and Mohawk in
withdrawal is recorded on the OST by                                                                                                by senior students to fulfil missing        be offering summer school for grades       a complete representation of a child’s
                                              (CEFR): A1 and A2 (basic user), B1 and    Ohsweken. If you are between the
entering a ‘W’ in the ‘Credit’ column.                                                                                              graduation requirements. This provides      9 - 12 credits during the month of July.   unique pathway.
                                              B2 (independent user), and C1 and         ages of 17 and 20 years old and need
The student’s percentage grade at the                                                                                               opportunities for students to be able       Locations will be sent to each school in
                                              C2 (proficient user). In Ontario, Grade   5 – 10 credits to graduate, speak to
time of the withdrawal is recorded in                                                                                                                                           the spring. For additional information     myBlueprint’s Education Planner is
                                              12 Core, Extended, and Immersion          your guidance counsellor about this         to access courses that they might not
the ‘Percentage Grade’ column.                                                                                                                                                  call 519-753-6079.                         mobile-friendly, and ever-evolving
                                              FSL (French as a Second Language)         program.                                    otherwise be able to take in a face-to-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to support the needs of Grand Erie
                                              students have the opportunity to                                                      face class. As well, eLearning is now
                                                                                        Team Taught
Credit Recovery                                                                                                                                                                 Indigenous Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           students. The program allows students
                                              challenge one of the following three                                                  commonly found at the post-secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to view their graduation requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                Advisory Committee
                                              exams, under the guidance of their        Is taught in combination with a college     level (apprenticeships, college, or
Our provincially-recognized Credit                                                                                                                                                                                         and over 12,000 post-secondary
                                              French teacher: A2, B1, or B2. French     instructor and secondary school             university), and is often used in
Recovery program is an in-school
program for students who have not
                                              language skills are evaluated in the      teacher during a student’s regularly        workplace training. All students must       (IEAC)                                     programs across the country based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           their Ontario specific courses.
                                              four areas of oral comprehension, oral    scheduled class.                            be registered in a school in their home
successfully completed some of their                                                                                                                                            IEAC is an advisory committee
                                              expression, written comprehension,                                                    board before accessing eLearning                                                       Grand Erie and myBlueprint work
courses. In a credit recovery classroom,      and written expression. Obtaining         After School                                opportunities. For this reason, schools
                                                                                                                                                                                mandated by the Ministry of Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           together to create an Individual
students work on recovering previously                                                                                                                                          in September of 2017. The mandate
                                              DELF certification not only opens doors   Is taught by a college instructor (and      may receive registration requests from                                                 Pathway Plan (IPP) for all students.
failed courses and have the opportunity                                                                                                                                         of the committee is to enhance and
                                              to post-secondary and employment          supported by a secondary school             students who are currently considered                                                  This plan becomes a valuable archive
to get their credit accumulation back                                                                                                                                           improve Indigenous Education for all
                                              opportunities, it also serves as an       teacher) after school in one of the local   as home-schooled students.                                                             of student learning and a catalogue
on track. Credit Recovery offers                                                                                                                                                students. The committee reports to
                                              official, internationally-recognized      secondary schools. Students from other                                                                                             of resources they will need as they
students a supportive environment                                                                                                   To register for an eLearning course,        the board on the Board Action Plan
                                              testament to a student’s language         schools are welcome to enrol. Speak                                                                                                continue to plan. Visit myblueprint.ca
that focuses on the key expectations                                                                                                students should see their guidance          and programming for both Elementary
                                              learning journey and accomplishments.     with your guidance counsellor for                                                                                                  for more information.
of a course and also assists students                                                                                               counsellors. Principals, in collaboration   and Secondary panels. The committee
                                              Grand Erie encourages its students in     further information.                        with the student and parent(s) and a        is comprised of board personnel,
                                                                                                                                    guidance counselor, consider the best       community members and organizations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ontario Student
                                                                                        eLearning                                                                               with an interest in Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Record (OSR)
                                                                                                                                    interests of the student when making
                                                                                                                                    decisions around facilitating access to     Education, including parents.
                                                                                        eLearning courses use a virtual
                                                                                        classroom and are accessed by an            eLearning.                                                                             The OSR is the official, on-going
                                                                                        electronic device. The teacher may be                                                   myBlueprint                                educational record for each student and
                                                                                        from a school in the Grand Erie District    Grand Erie Learning                         At Grand Erie, we have a vision that all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is stored in the school most recently

                                                                                                                                    Alternatives (GELA)
                                                                                        School Board, or from another school                                                                                               attended by the student. Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                students leaving our secondary schools     staff, each student, and the parent(s)
                                                                                        board in Ontario. In eLearning courses,                                                 have a clear postsecondary plan. We
                                                                                        students will not be face-to-face with      GELA provides an alternate                                                             or guardian(s) of a student are entitled
                                                                                                                                                                                support students with the tools they       to have access to the student’s OSR.
                                                                                        their teachers. Students enrolled in        opportunity for secondary school
                                                                                                                                                                                require to become the architects of
                                                                                        eLearning courses are required to           students who, for various reasons, are                                                 Supervised access can be arranged by
                                                                                                                                                                                their future.   
                                                                                        attend and engage in their eLearning        not experiencing success in a regular                                                  appointment during normal business
                                                                                        courses regularly and consistently, as      school setting or who want to re-enter      As part of our commitment to               hours. Transcripts of marks are issued
                                                                                        they do for their face-to-face classes.     school after leaving.                       Career Education and supporting            on written or personal request.

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Opportunities                                                                                                                      Activities at Cayuga
                                                                                                                                        Alternative        Secondary School
Once a student reaches the age of
18, by law, they control access to the
                                              Special Education                          can help students prepare for
                                                                                         apprenticeships, college, university or
                                                                                                                                      NATIONS                                  eLearning, blended learning and
                                                                                                                                                                               teacher directed credit courses for
OSR by anyone not mentioned above.            Advisory Committee                         transition to work.                          The NATIONS program offers a             students who have left secondary
Parents of adult students will only have      (SEAC)                                     Grand Erie District School Board has
                                                                                                                                      combination of eLearning/blended
                                                                                                                                      learning and teacher directed credit
                                                                                                                                                                               school prior to completing their
access to a student’s academic records                                                                                                                                         secondary diploma. The program
                                              SEAC is an advisory committee              programs in the following sectors:           courses for Six Nations and New Credit
upon written authorization from                                                                                                                                                is offered at our alternative learning
the student. All senior level courses         mandated through the Education             ■■   Arts & Culture                          students. Students between the age       environment in town (not HSS) and
remaining on a student’s timetable five       Act as a standing committee of each             Performance and Production,             of 13 and 17 years may participate in    assists students in earning credits
days after the first provincial report will   school Board. The committee reports             Journalism and Media                    Grade 9 and 10 Locally Developed         towards their Ontario Secondary
be recorded on the transcript.                to the school Board and makes                                                           or Applied courses. The program is       School Diploma (OSSD).
                                                                                         ■■   Construction
                                              recommendations to the board on                                                         offered at our alternative learning
Transcripts requested after a student         special education programs and             ■■   Environment
                                                                                                                                      environment located at 2319 3rd Line
has graduated and is no longer                services. The committee is comprised       ■■   Health & Wellness                       with transportation provided.
attending secondary school are subject                                                        Fitness, Healthy Living, Health Care,
to a charge of $5.00 per copy.
                                              of Trustees, Board personnel,                                                                                                    PARTICIPATION IN CO-CURRICULAR
                                                                                                                                      New Start
                                              community members, and associations
                                              representing a wide variety of interests   ■■   Horticulture & Landscaping
Prior Learning                                related to students with exceptional       ■■   Hospitality & Tourism                   The New Start program offers a           It is our belief that participation in
                                                                                                                                                                               co-curricular activities enhances the
Assessment and
                                              needs.                                                                                  combination of eLearning, blended
                                                                                         ■■   Information & Communications                                                     school experience for each student.
                                                                                                                                      learning and teacher directed credit
Recognition (PLAR)
                                                                                              Technology                                                                       We encourage participation in sports,          Sports available
                                              Specialist High Skills                                                                  courses for Six Nations and New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at HSS:
                                                                                         ■■   Manufacturing                                                                    clubs, and student organizations but
                                                                                                                                      Credit students. All grade and program
PLAR is the formal evaluation and
credit-granting process whereby
                                              Major (SHSM)                               ■■   Sports                                  pathways are made available for          never at the expense of academic
                                                                                         ■■   Transportation                          students 16-21 years of age. The         achievement. It is our expectation             ■■
students may obtain credits for prior         Grand Erie District School Board, in                                                                                             that students who participate in
                                                                                                                                      program is offered at our alternative                                                   ■■ Baseball
learning. Prior learning includes the         conjunction with the Ontario Ministry
                                                                                         Special Education
                                                                                                                                                                               co-curricular activities will have regular     ■■ Hockey
                                              of Education, offers SHSM programs to                                                   learning environment located at 2319
knowledge and skills that students                                                                                                                                             attendance and good work habits.
                                              secondary school students.                                                              3rd Line with transportation provided.                                                  ■■ Volleyball
have acquired, in both formal and                                                        Grand Erie District School Board
informal ways, outside secondary                                                                                                                                               Any student who wishes to participate          ■■ Track and Field
                                              Students enrolled in a SHSM program        special education programs and
school. Students may have their
                                              are required to complete a bundle          services are delivered in safe and           Turning Point                            in a school sport is eligible to play
                                                                                                                                                                               provided they have not exceeded five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ■■ Lacrosse
knowledge and skills evaluated against                                                   enabling environments in order to                                                                                                    ■■ Golf
                                              of classroom courses, workplace                                                         The Turning Point Program offers a       years of eligibility (five consecutive years
the expectations outlined in provincial                                                  promote success for students with                                                                                                    ■■ Ultimate Frisbee
                                              experiences and sector certifications to                                                combination of work experience,          from the date of entry into Grade 9.)
curriculum policy documents in                                                           special education needs. An enabling
                                              receive a special designation on their                                                                                                                                          ■■ Soccer
order to earn credits toward the                                                         environment is positive, inclusive
                                              Ontario Secondary School Diploma                                                                                                                                                ■■ Field Hockey
secondary school diploma. The PLAR                                                       and fosters student independence
                                              (OSSD).                                                                                                                                                                         ■■ Badminton
process involves two components:                                                         and well-being. Each one of our
“equivalency” and “challenge”.                Participation in an SHSM program           Secondary schools has a Special                                                                                                      ■■ Tennis

                                                                                         Education department with Learning
                                                                                         Resource teachers that can support                                                                                                   Clubs available
                                                                                         the development and implementation
                                                                                         of Individual Education Plans. Some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at HSS:
                                                                                         of our schools have Self-Contained                                                                                                   ■■ Student Council
                                                                                         programs to support the learning needs                                                                                               ■■ Crime Stoppers
                                                                                         of individual students for which the                                                                                                 ■■ Link Crew
                                                                                         most enabling environment for them                                                                                                   ■■ Student Senate
                                                                                         to meet their program goals is in a                                                                                                  ■■ Student Action Team
                                                                                         smaller class setting with higher staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ■■ Prom Committee
                                                                                         to student ratio. In addition, system
                                                                                         Student Support Services are available                                                                                               ■■ Indigenous Students

                                                                                         to support students and programming                                                                                                     Association
                                                                                         in the areas of Speech and Language                                                                                                  ■■ ECO Club
                                                                                         Services, Psychological Services, Social                                                                                             ■■ Drama
                                                                                         Services and Behavioural Services.
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Activities at Cayuga
  Alternative        Secondary School
                 Education                                                                                                                                                Grand Erie…

Indigenous Studies/                       In partnership with classroom teachers,
                                          the teacher-librarian teaches guided
                                                                                         The HSS Crime Stoppers team works
                                                                                         to provide a safe and secure place to
                                                                                                                                                                               SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR
Supports                                  inquiry, whereby students learn to             come to school, but also gives back to

                                                                                                                                  What is a                               THE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM,
At HSS our Native Education               define problems, form questions,               our great Hagersville community.
Counsellor and our Cultural Mentor/       explore ideas, analyse, synthesize and

                                                                                         Special Academic                         Specialist High                         AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE FOCUS
Grad Coach work hand in hand to           evaluate information and communicate
support our Indigenous students           new understandings. We strive to
                                                                                                                                  Skills Major
                                          challenge students to think critically
and those in Indigenous studies. A
                                          about the information they find, to                                                                                             HAGERSVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
celebration of our Indigenous students’
                                          instill in them a passion for reading                                                                                           The Transportation High Skills Major at HSS has an Automotive Service focus.
success is held every year. HSS also
offers a wide variety of Indigenous-      and learning, and to equip them with           Technology                                                                       Students explore career options at local shops and in industrial settings.
focused courses including Indigenous      multiple literacy skills for success in life   Our state-of-the-art communications
                                          after secondary school.                        lab has photography, video and audio     An SHSM allows students to                    “The Specialist High Skills Major program allowed me to be accepted
                                                                                         editing software. HSS has cutting        customize their secondary school                  at a great co-op placement. Working at a dealership allowed
                                                                                                                                  experience to fit career interests.                            me to learn new mechanical skills.”
Library Learning                          Student Leadership                             edge cameras and lighting gear for
                                                                                         stage and portrait photography and       Offered in Grade 11 and 12, an                                           Brittany Gyokery
Commons                                   At HSS we believe that leadership is           video productions. Students acquire      SHSM allows students to receive
The Library Learning Commons
                                          for everyone. That is why our Students’        the technical skills needed to produce   a specialized secondary school          Benefits of the Transportation Program:
                                          Council and Link Crew Teams work               movies, images, advertising and          diploma that is recognized in
provides a safe, friendly environment,                                                                                                                                    ■■ Students explore career options through Co-operative Education working
                                          closely together. Starting in Grade            practical community projects.            various economic sectors in all
offering a balanced collection of                                                                                                                                            as Automotive Service Technicians, Auto Body Technicians and Heavy
                                          9, students have the opportunity to                                                     four pathways.
print and digital resources to meet                                                      Students acquire the technical skills                                               Equipment Technicians in industrial settings and with small business owners
                                          develop the leader from within. Both
both curricular and personal interest                                                    needed to produce movies, images                                                 ■■ Reach Ahead activities are available at no cost including college visits and
                                          Students’ Council and Link Crew
needs. Through virtual and physical                                                      advertising and practical community
                                                                                                                                  What does an
                                          work to support community and spirit                                                                                               guest speakers and exploration of the Automotive Service career sector
learning partnerships, we provide                                                        project in all areas of technology                                               ■■ Students receive WHMIS, Vehicle Safety, Forklift Safety and Customer Service
                                          building activities.
                                                                                                                                  SHSM look like?
integrated learning opportunities which                                                  including the automotive, hospitality,                                              Certifications as well as CPR/First Aid
are global, connected, social, cross-     Student Leadership also includes giving        manufacturing, construction and
curricular and interdisciplinary.         back to the community.                         cosmetology classes.
                                                                                                                                                                          THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
                                                                                                                                  An SHSM is a bundle of 8 to 10
                                                                                                                                  Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits that

                                                                                                                                                                          PROGRAM CULINARY ARTS FOCUS
                                                                                                                                  include two experiential learning
                                                                                                                                  (co-op) credits.

                                                                                                                                                                          HAGERSVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                  What do you get by                      The Hospitality and Tourism High Skills Major at HSS has a culinary arts focus

                                                                                                                                  taking an SHSM?
                                                                                                                                                                          where students are involved in food preparation courses, catering and a school
                                                                                                                                                                          based Bistro program.

                                                                                                                                  n   Sector-recognized certifications           “If it wasn’t for the SHSM program in high school, I never would have
                                                                                                                                      and training                             been prepared for college or the workforce. The co-op department helped
                                                                                                                                  n   Real workplace experience                  me get my foot in the door of the culinary industry. I met new people
                                                                                                                                  n   Learning experiences                                and had many new experiences while having a blast!”
                                                                                                                                      connected with post-secondary                                         Amanda Lickers
                                                                                                                                  n   Skills and work habits required
                                                                                                                                                                          Benefits of the Hospitality and Tourism Program:
                                                                                                                                      for employment success
                                                                                                                                                                          ■■ Students explore career options through Co-operative Education working with
                                                                                                                                                                             chefs, bakers and small business owners
                                                                                                                                                                          ■■ Reach Ahead activities are available at no cost including college
                                                                                                                                                                             visits and guest speakers and exploration of the culinary arts
                                                                                                                                                                             career sector
                                                                                                                                                                          ■■ Students receive Smart Serve, Safe Food Handling and
                                                                                                                                                                             Customer Service Certifications as well as CPR/First Aid
                                                                                                                                        Student Success
12                                                                                       HAGERSVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL                   13A Grand Erie Program           Learn more information about Specialist High Skills Majors, visit www.granderie.ca
Grand Erie…                                                                       NOTES
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     Apprenticeship?                     How does OYAP work?
     Apprenticeship is an education
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                                         What are the benefits of OYAP?
     Once education and training
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     How to enroll?                      ■   Increase of employable opportunities

     Students, 16 years of age or                   “OYAP was the right program for me. After I completed my two
     older, who are enrolled full-time          construction technology credits, I applied to the four credit accelerated
     in secondary school with 16                 carpentry OYAP for semester two. My construction classes taught me
     completed credits can speak with              so much about building. We were able to help build a house for
     a Guidance Counselor. Be sure                 Habitat for Humanity. It was awesome; we were doing the things
     to also ask about Specialist High               that we had been taught about, a real hands-on experience.,”
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       oyap.com                                                                     HAGERSVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL            GRAND ERIE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD   15
349 Erie Avenue,
                Brantford, Ont., N3T 5V3
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                Email: info@granderie.ca

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