Sir William Osler High School (Gr 09 - 12)
1050 Huntingwood Dr, Scarborough, ON
Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919) was a famous physician, pathologist, historian, educator and author. He taught medicine at McGill, Johns Hopkins and Oxford. His lectures and writing revolutionized methods of medical instruction and measures to protect public health. He became known as the father of clinical medicine.
Osler offers 4 distinctive programs for students of varying exceptionalities:
1) Our MID students can partake in a 4 year ESAC program followed by a 3 year School To Work Transition program, where they can transition either to Community College, Apprenticeships, or the World of Work. 2) Our students with Mulitple Exceptionalities can obtain an ESAC certificate after 7 years of programming, the last 3 involving supported co-op. 3) Our students with Physical Exceptionalities also earn an ESAC after 7 years, where senior students participate in Co-op Business Ventures. 4) Our Developmentally Challenged students earn a Certificate of Achievement that involves supported experiential community initiatives with Low-incidence support staff.
Learn by Doing
For many students, the best way to learn is through on-the-job practical training. Our classrooms simulate real-life job situations. We help you build the confidence you will need for your future. Our qualified special education teachers and support staff will help you learn how to operate equipment safely and skillfully.
We are a success oriented school for exceptional learners, aged 14 to 21. Students are offered a strong functional literacy and numeracy foundation to support technical employability experiences, which may lead to productive co-op placements.
Skills For Your Future
We offer a unique timetable where you can spend half a day in technical education and half a day in building your literacy and numeracy skills. Our technical program includes such shops as: Culinary Arts, Baking, Restaurant Service, Small Engines, Auto Body and Auto Detailing, Health Care, Cosmetology, Computer Technology, Landscape and Masonry, Drywall / Painting / Roofing, Carpentry, Clothing Construction and Textiles, and In-school Pathways. We also offer a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Construction with Agincourt C.I. and Hospitality with Stephen Leacock C.I. Our goal is for every student to realize his or her potential.
What Does Our School Program Offer?
*15 Employability shops geared for students of varying ability, including SHSMs with A.C.I. and S.L.C.I.
*Modified courses in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Social Science, Learning Strategies, Music, and Art.
*Experiential Learning of some form is available to all senior students.
*Supported Co-op of varying kinds, providing education until the age of 21.
What are the Levels of ESAC?
The Employability Skills Achievement Certificate (ESAC) may be awarded to any student completing:
•Platinum - 30 courses, 2 terms independent coop, 40 community hrs
•Gold – 30 courses, 2 terms independent coop
•Silver – 30 courses, 2 terms supported coop
•Bronze – 30 courses, in-school supported coop
•Certificate of Achievement – 30 courses, community involvement
What is the School To Work Transition (SWT)?
*Supported job placement and coaching, with career exploration and goal setting.
*Weekly in-school employability problem solving sessions.
*Integrated communication involving employers, students, teachers and parents.
*Resume writing. interview skills and TTC training.
*Development of an employment portfolio.
*Gateway to post-secondary or employment.
What is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?
*Enhanced employability program offered with our Collegiate partners providing our students with more technical and academic focus.
*Construction SHSM with Agincourt C.I. working on courtyard initiatives for community improvement.
*Hospitality SHSM with Stephen Leacock C.I. working on community catering ventures in our state of the art kitchen facilities.