Student Support

Creating Pathways to Success
Creating Pathways to Success
Creating Pathways to Success (CPS) focuses on Education and Career/Life Planning from Kindergarten to Graduation. Creating Pathways to Success initiatives are designed to help students achieve their personal goals and become competent, successful, and contributing members of society. The foundation of CPS is the Brightspace Portfolio (K-6) and MyBlueprint (7-12), inquiry based, student driven software programs that follow a comprehensive education and career planning process to meet the needs, interests and aspirations of all students.
Student Achievement Programs - Literacy
The Niagara Catholic District Schools Board’s Literacy/ESL team is dedicated to providing responsive literacy instruction for all students. Our team of English as a Second Language (ESL) specialists provide board-wide support for English Language Learners (ELLs) and a highly skilled team of coaches provide ongoing professional learning for teachers.
Student Achievement Programs - Numeracy
Mathematics is everywhere and its importance grows exponentially. In large and small aspects of daily life, we rely on mathematical data, projections, inferences and systematic thinking. That is why numeracy – like literacy – is considered so fundamental. Whether the call to action is “mathematical literacy,” “quantitative literacy,” “everyday math” or “numeracy,” our challenge as K to 12 educators is to help prepare all our graduates to apply mathematics in the context of their everyday world.
Student Achievement Programs - Technological Education
Technological Education
Technological innovation influences all areas of life; from the daily lives of individuals to the work of business and government, to interactions on a global scale. It helps meet basic human needs and provides tools for improving people’s lives and exploring new frontiers. The fundamental purpose of Niagara Catholic's technological education program is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enhance their ability to achieve success in school, the workplace, postsecondary education or training, and daily life.
Student Achievement Programs - Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, which is part of the Ministry of Education's Student Success initiative in the province of Ontario, has been introduced to offer province-wide specialized programs in specific Ministry-identified sectors to support the success of all students. Ontario secondary schools are offering expanded programs to help meet students’ individual learning styles and interests. SHSM programs help to better engage students in learning and better prepare them for graduation and transition into post-secondary studies and the workplace.
Student Achievement Programs - Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education is a Ministry approved program where students earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement in the community.
The program consists of a co-op course monitored by a Cooperative Education Teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject and a work placement.
Student Achievement Programs - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
OYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for secondary students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. An OYAP student earns cooperative education credits for work experience in an apprenticeship occupation. The student may or may not be formally registered as an apprentice while attending high school.
Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.
Student Achievement Programs - School College Work Initiative (SCWI)
School College Work Initiative (SCWI)
The School-College-Work Initiative is a cooperative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the broader community, projects have been developed to provide Dual Credit programs for secondary students through a partnership between Niagara Catholic secondary schools and Niagara College. Dual Credit programs allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college courses that count towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a college certificate, diploma or degree.
Student Achievement Programs - Pope Francis Centre
Pope Francis Centre
Pope Francis Catholic Secondary School provides our students with an alternative- school connected place to learn with individually designed programs, experiences and support. The Pope Francis Centre motto is “A Place Where all are Welcome”. We believe that all students learn differently and a placement such as this requires a different environment in order to achieve personal and academic goals. The Centre provide students who may struggle with learning in a traditional school setting with a supported learning environment where they can work on independently selected programming/ Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL), credits and receive individualized supports as required.
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