Earl Haig Secondary School (Gr 09 - 12)
100 Princess Ave, North York, ON
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, (1861 – 1928) was a British soldier and senior commander (field marshal) during World War I. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the War. Most notably he was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the 3rd Battle of Ypres and the series of victories leading to the German surrender in 1918.
Earl Haig Secondary School serves a diverse population and is recognized for its academic focus, enthusiasm for learning, lively school spirit, and commitment to the arts. The dignity and safety of every student is a priority here. The school's large size and professional staff ensures a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for our students as well as developing leadership skills.
Earl Haig has two related but distinct programs. The Collegiate Program offers high-quality academic programming. The Claude Watson Arts Program offers an enriched art education in Dance, Drama, Music, Screen Arts and Visual Arts. The combination produces a unique range of educational opportunities for all students.
2011- 2012 Features
- full range of academic, arts, and broad-based technology courses provided for students enrolled in two distinct programs
- enrichment program in core subjects with extended opportunities for students with a special interest in a subject area
- intensive learning opportunities to heighten awareness, appreciation, and concern for global issues and the environment
- opportunities for all students to develop leadership skills through outstanding athletics, academic, and arts co-curricular programs
Claude Watson Arts Program
Experience one of the very best enriched art education programs. We invite students with a demonstrated talent in dance, drama, music, screen arts, and visual arts to an audition. Students divide their day between rigourous academic classes and our extensive arts program taught by skilled teachers and guest artists. Our students perform in provincial, national, and international competitions.
We also offer a two-week summer program for students in grades 7 and 8 to encourage young people to take arts at the high school level. Please contact the Claude Watson artistic director at ext. 20137 for more information.
We offer an enrichment program in English, Math, Social Sciences, and Science from grades 9 to 11. Those courses provide you with additional challenges and opportunities for independent learning, in addition to expanding your critical and analytical thinking skills.
Student Success Program
This program is focused on assisting students who require additional intensive support by providing learning skills, credit recovery, and peer tutoring support. We help students develop good study skills to use in their courses.
Our Intervention Program supports students by focusing on the development of team building skills and cooperation as well as credit rescue.
Experiential Learning Opportunities Year (ELOY)
ELOY is an enrichment program designed for students who have completed four years of high school. There are four components to the program: real world work connections, additional high school courses, post-secondary study, and an option for travel.
The program will set students up for success after high school and allow exploration of new avenues of interest.
Computer and Information Technology
Our computer and information technology programs integrate these tools into the classroom. Our communications technology program creates opportunities for students to continue studies in college or university. We invite parents to visit www.earlhaig.ca where current events, significant dates, course profiles, information about parent school council meetings are listed.