Ministry Approved Programs For Credit Taken Outside The School
the majority of students earn all of the necessary credits for the
Ontario Secondary School Diploma through a regular day school program,
students may choose to participate in courses from a variety of programs
offered outside of the schools. These programs are approved and
supported by the Ministry of Education and are listed below:
and Lakeshore CDSB schools are part of the Ontario Strategic Alliance
for E-Learning. As such, students have access to a variety of on-line
courses provided by ALCDSB and Alliance member boards. See your guidance
counselor for more information about the courses currently being
offered and school policy related to this learning option.
learning, or eLearning, is the delivery of programs using the Internet.
It is a form of learning that is becoming more popular with secondary
school students, post-secondary learning institutions and professional
learning situations world-wide. Most students will encounter online
learning at some point in their academic and/or career future.
To be successful in an online course, students must be self directed and motivated and be able to work independently.
Online learning provides a different learning experience for students.
- Allows students to learn in a more independent environment
- Enables students to learn in a more flexible learning environment
- Supports inquiry and project-based learning
- Increases their technology skill set for future learning
- Assists students in developing the skills needed for the 21st Century.
Courses offered through other means include
are offered each year for the month of July. Improvement courses (55
hours of instruction) while new courses (110 hours) are
often offered. Summer School course information and registration is usually available in May.
Full courses require a commitment of 5 hours per day from students. All courses require students to have internet access and remain in the province of Ontario for the duration of their course.
Loyola Community Learning Centre (Adult Continuing Education)
adults (over 18 years) with opportunities for lifelong learning in
their home community. More information is available at