Students in the Vocational Pathways Program will be working toward specific personal goals that focus on building vocational skills, independence, self confidence and academic skills necessary for success in College, and eventually the work place.
Cooperative Education - Students will have an opportunity to explore different vocational settings within the community. Students will complete pre-placement training such as WHMIS and Young Worker’s Awareness Training in preparation for their placement. During class time they will discuss, and participate in, a variety of activities relevant to building interpersonal skills, self-esteem, self- advocacy and success at work. Students will have an opportunity to earn academic credits.
Courses - Students will participate in as many as two scheduled mainstream classes that are personally relevant and beneficial, according to their individual abilities, goals and needs.
are working toward personal goals that may be outlined in their Individual Education Plan
are in at least their second year of Secondary
are able to participate in teacher directed lessons
are able to complete work independently and display self control
display socially appropriate behaviour, consistent with success at a workplace will benefit from working in small groups and from 1:1 support, when available are functioning below grade level academically
are experiential learners
are able to read independently, or with minimal assistance
will have training on relevant assistive technology
have the potential to live independently
are NOT working toward an OSSD
Evaluation of student progress:
Provincial report cards will be distributed at the same time as all other Secondary students. Parents / Guardians are encouraged to attend the school wide scheduled interviews to set goals for the next reporting period.