St. Luke CHS Student Success Through Individualized Learning Programs
St. Luke Catholic High School offers students a specialized educational environment which is personalized for the individual needs of each learner. The program offers unique educational opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12, including many experiential learning opportunities and a well-established cooperative education program.
“St. Luke is a faith-centred educational facility where students learn in a safe, supportive environment,” explains Principal Paul MacDonald. “We promote self-discipline, motivation, and an attitude to always do our best.”
One of the primary goals of the school is to develop the skills and confidence for students to become lifelong learners, while providing experiences to help them achieve their full potential.
“Our graduates pursue opportunities that lead them directly into the world of work,” noted MacDonald. “Particularly apprenticeship opportunities, ever increasingly over the last several years, have been a highlight of the options available to our students.”
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and the Dual Credit Program are two pathway options for students to follow when working toward their diploma. At St. Luke, students pursuing an OYAP apprenticeship are teamed up with an employer, where they spend several months out of the classroom completing their level 1 apprenticeship. The Dual Credit Program gives students the opportunity to take a college course for a number of months, while still doing high school courses.
“Dual Credit has really come to play in our school,” noted teacher Laura Mackler. “We have had so many students take advantage of this pathway, which allows students the opportunity to take a college course, while doing their high school courses. There are eight students this year who are completing dual-credits in semester one, and we have the most number of students enrolled in the western region – eight in total for semester one. They are taking a variety of subjects including art history, hairdressing, sociology, police foundations, and computer technology.”
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