Cooperative Education and OYAP: Why not experience the work environment before committing to pursuing a career in a specific field? Co-op gives students an opportunity to explore different employment sectors. The program can be a direct transition from school to work, post-secondary college and university programs or an opportunity for students to pursue apprenticeship training in a skilled trade through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).
Dual Credit Program: Students have the opportunity to earn credits of their interest at the postsecondary level, which is applied, to their OSSSD. Dual credit programs are intended for students to make successful transition to college and/or apprenticeship programs. This group could include disengaged and underachieving students who have the potential to succeed but are at risk of not graduating, and students who left school before graduating. Students in Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) are also eligible to participate in dual credit programs.
eLearning: eLearning is an alternative way of learning outside of a traditional classroom to earn secondary school credits. It involves the use of electronic technologies to support learning and teaching. eLearning courses are taught by teachers online and students must complete computer-based learning modules within a set period of time. Grade 8 students may reach ahead to earn one secondary credit through elearning during the summer before high school. Students may register through their grade 8 school.
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