The Student Success initiative within TDSB continues to focus on the success of every student. For the first time the Ministry has set targets for high school graduation and the goal by 2010-2011 is for 85 percent of Ontario students to graduate from secondary school.
The Ontario government has brought together the divisions K-6 (Literacy and Numeracy) and 7-12 (Student Success/Learning to 18) in a newly created “Student Achievement Division”. The purpose is to better align strategies in support of our students by providing new and innovative programs that allows them to customize their high school experience to match their strengths, interests and career goals. Every student should have the same opportunity to succeed and graduate from high school and this is why the Ontario government is working with TDSB and other boards to improve the learning experience for Grade 7 to 12 students. We all share a common goal — to help all students build a promising future for themselves beyond high school.
At the heart of Student Success: 8 Ways to Reach Every Student
8 Ways to Reach Every Student are at the heart of the Student Success initiative, transforming secondary schools and allowing students to customize their high school experience around learning that is relevant to them.
1. Student Success Teams
2. Grade 7 – 9 Transition
3. Expanded Co-op Credits
4. Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
5. Dual Credit
6. Lighthouse Projects
7. New Courses
8. Student Success Culture
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