Westview Centennial Secondary School's Mission Statement
At Westview, we offer a varied academic program with a strong focus on numeracy, literacy, science, the arts, and co-op. Students at Westview have extensive opportunities to expand their learning through programs such as the STEPS to University of Toronto partnership, the SHSM programs which focus on Healthcare and Arts and Culture, and the LAWS program which empowers students to see the world through a legal lens. At Westview expect our students to continuously and effortlessly impact the world around us. We welcome you to the Westview family. Together, WE ARE WESTVIEW!
Health Science Program
If you enjoy helping others, consider one of the many careers in the Health Science field. Explore your options through our new partnerships with Humber River Regional Hospital, as well as top colleges and universities. Earn a college credit by attending class in the newly designed Alwyn Barry Centre for Healthcare studies. Consider a half or full day co-operative education placement to gain valuable experience. Attend special lectures; listen to guest speakers and participate our "reach ahead" activies. If you dream it, we can help you achieve it right here and right now! br />
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Advanced Credit Experience (Seneca/York)
Picture yourself at university or college. The unique Advanced Credit Experience (ACE) program offered in partnership with York University and Seneca College will bring the picture into reality! Earn a university or college credit while you attend high school, and participate in a valuable Co-op placement on campus, learning new skills and experiencing the world of work.
We pay the $100 application fee, as well as your tuition. Your credits are recognized by any Ontario university or college. You will also earn five high school credits, including three co-operative education credits, as well as two senior interdisciplinary studies credits. ACE gives you a huge advantage in gaining early acceptance to York or Seneca and one less course to take in your first year!
Positive Peer Culture Training
All Grade 9 students enroll in the Positive Peer Culture (PPC) course. This leadership course teaches you valuable life skills such as effective problem solving, peer mentoring, mediation, and conflict resolution. Learn key skills that will benefit you and your surrounding community. Westview students are COMMUNITY LEADERS!
Dual Credit Program
Westview students can earn a College Credit while in High School. The Dual Credit program provides students with hands on learning in addition to a full College Credit. ] Students are registered with a college, are granted a student card and may use the campus facilities (computer labs, gyms, fitness centres, libraries, etc.).
We offer as many athletic opportunity for ALL students. OUR teams include Ultimate, Football, Outdoor and Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country and the extensive list continues!!!
Coordinated Student Supports
Westview believes in supporting students in all areas of personal growth and development. Our supports include (but are not limited to): Homework Help and Mentoring, Safety Monitors, Social Workers, Child & Youth Workers, an Attendance Counsellor, Math Club, Science Tutorials, Reading Club/Literacy Classes and the Youth Host Program/Newcomer Services.
Student Life - Where You Belong
Come in, get involved, start making memories! Pick from a large selection of clubs, teams and programs that fit your interests. Join one of our sports teams, including basketball, track and field, co-ed ultimate Frisbee, wrestling, badminton, baseball, cricket, soccer, swimming, volleyball and co-ed volleyball. Or join one of our clubs, including dance, outdoor adventure, fitness and running, breakfast and lunch, athletic council, boys and girls reading, drama, library, math, newspaper, photography, prom, radio Westview, robotics, Westview drumming circle and yearbook. We invite you to develop your leadership skills with our innovative groups, including, our environmental club, students in action (SIA) and student council. Or join our empowered student partnership (ESP) program where you collaborate with our local Toronto Police Service to create solutions to battle bullying and violence.
WHAT SETS US APART
The Westview Centennial Difference
We invite Grade 7 and 8 students to our 'building bridges' and 'Grade 9 for a day' events. We design individual timetables for you. Once you start Grade 9, you attend our Head Start day orientation and join us for welcome barbecues and assemblies. And when you are ready to graduate, we help you with college and university applications, as well as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) student loans and grant process.
Awards and Recognition
Our students compete academically in national competitions. In the University of Waterloo's National Sir Isaac Newton competition in physics, 13 of our students ranked in the top 10%. We recognize our students' many academic accomplishments with exclusive Westview scholarships.
We celebrate more than academic success. Each Friday, our student success awards recognize human kindness, honesty and commitment - large and small. Each semester, we host 'recognizing student success' events where we celebrate personal and group accomplishments.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The York University/Seneca College/Westview Partnership has helped our students increase attendance rates at post-secondary destinations
We will continue to strengthen partnerships with Caring Village and represented agencies, YMCA/Job Connects Program, and 31 Division (School Resource Officer on site)
We are the recipient of awards from: Royal Bank of Canada, TDCanada Trust, SHAD Valley, Yorkgate Mall, Black Business and Professional Association and Toronto Police Services 31 Division, Toronto Community Awards, The Rotary Club, The Jane and Finch Community and Family Centre.
School Council advises the school principal regarding procedures and policies
Newsletter (Westview News) and Principal's Reports provide ongoing news updates to parents
A website that engages parents and community!