Central Technical School (Gr 09 - 12)
Our Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program is an exciting joint venture with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. The first of its kind in Canada, the LAWS program embeds legal and social justice themes in core subjects: Civics, English, History and Science. LAWS students gain an uncontested sense of confidence and educational commitment. In the words of one student, “Spending time with lawyers and law students has changed the way I think about the law. As a future Crown Attorney, I am glad that I got a chance to meet my future colleagues” Read more about LAWS Program
Specialist High Skills Majors Equals More Choices!
Choose one of our SHSM programs and put the Red Seal on your Diploma. Let your record card show that you are prepared for any pathway into postsecondary: apprenticeship, college, university, or the workplace. Learn from industry experts in and out of the classroom. Here is what a diploma with a SHSM designation can offer you: industry certifications including first aid/CPR, a 5 credit major package in your chosen field, co-operative education placements working along side the professionals, and more. Central Tech offers SHSMS in Construction, Hospitality & Tourism, and Transportation, no other school has more choice. Read more about Specialist High Skills Majors Equals More Choices!
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Building on the success of the one-year specialized OYAP programs in plumbing, electrical and cooking, CTS has expanded its one year program to include Carpentry and Auto Service/Truck & Coach. This is a 1 year intensive program leading to an apprenticeship. OYAP includes 550 hours of in-class learning followed by 220 hours of industry experience.Read more about Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Check out the Choices … Get a head start in a career that can lead to self-employment; or upon graduating, enter directly into the workforce as an Apprentice; or get a head-start on training for University/College level programs. The last 2 Ontario Skills Competitions say it all: 13 medalists, and a Canadian Skills Bronze medal - more than any other school in the city! Read more about Technological Majors
English Language Learners
Students from various linguistic & cultural backgrounds are placed in programs to develop proficiency in English required for success in secondary and post-secondary education. ELL have access to a wide range of compulsory and elective credits adapted to their needs. We also offer unique courses: Visual Arts, Hospitality, Math, and Fashion -especially for ELL.
Music and Drama
We offer a variety of music courses: Guitar, Band, Keyboards and Vocal – all continue to grow with enthusiasm. Our recently acquired Steel Pans are a source of excitement and buzz in our school. We offer Drama courses in grades 10, 11 & 12. In addition to classroom work, students participate in the Annual Sears Drama Festival.