The Ministry of Education's Student Success Strategy helps students in Grades 7 to 12 tailor their education to their individual strengths, goals and interests. The Limestone District School Board, through our school programs, is committed to equipping all students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences they need for successful outcomes that will ensure smooth transitions to the post-secondary destinations of their choice. All of our schools offer educational programs that
promote high standards while providing students with various learning opportunities and supports needed for success.
Successful completion of secondary education in Ontario is important and a valuable step toward post-secondary opportunities. Students may create or choose a program pathway that prepares them for direct entry into:
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Community Living
There is value in all post-secondary destinations and all sectors of employment. A student's pathway is his or her educational program and reflects the goals that help motivate him or her to complete secondary school. Building a successful pathway through school requires planning and is a cooperative effort involving students, parent/guardians, teachers and guidance counsellors. Factors that must be considered in planning include:
- Most recent levels of achievement
- Preferred learning style
- Strengths, interests and abilities
- Immediate educational needs
Early success in high school is essential. Statistics in Ontario show clearly that successful completion of courses in Grades 9 and 10 is a significant factor in students remaining in school. The consistent use of the Individual Pathway Plan to assist students in looking at various post-secondary options and a proactive plan for success is important. All Limestone schools have a strong focus on student success. Classroom teachers, student success teachers, guidance counsellors, learning support teachers, adolescent care workers and administrators form strong school success teams dedicated to successful outcomes for all students. For students making the transition from Grade 8 to 9, there continues to be a great deal of attention paid to their strengths, interests and needs, while focusing on opportunities for success. For all students
there are expanded opportunities designed to ensure successful completion of high school:
There are many resources to assist families in planning and reviewing a pathway to success for all students.
It is our goal that every student will be a success!