Credit Recovery and Alternative Education
In our competitive employment market, it is very important for you to
obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We recognize that every
student learns differently and we respect those differences. If it has
become difficult for you to achieve credits in the traditional manner,
our schools offer credit recovery and alternative education
opportunities to help you succeed.
Credit recovery programs are designed to help students earn credits that
they were previously unsuccessful in obtaining. Research shows that
students who do not achieve at least 16 credits by age 16 are at greater
risk of dropping out of high school. We can often identify disengaged
students by looking at the number of credits they have accumulated by a
certain point in high school. Credit recovery programs enable us to help
students who have a credit deficit by giving them an opportunity to
recover lost credits.
This program has been successful because students become motivated by an
opportunity to “catch up” and they subsequently become re-engaged in
school. The program is designed to accelerate the accumulation of
credits for our students who are at risk of not graduating.
Some students have difficulty succeeding in a traditional classroom or
school environment and may benefit from an alternative educational
experience. This often includes students who are returning to school
after having dropped out. There is a wide range of opportunities
available to help students become re-engaged in the school experience.
- Use innovative approaches to help students earn credits
- Provide emotional or social support
- May involve on-line learning, cooperative education or modularized course delivery
- Typically involve strong connections to the workplace and/or community agencies
If you would like more information about credit recovery or alternative education, please visit your guidance counsellor.