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Limestone Learning Foundation

Academic Arts Enriched Program (AAEP)

The Limestone District School Board offers the Academic Arts Enriched Program (AAEP) 
in Grades 9 and 10 to prepare students for arts-based Focus programs as well as university preparation and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Grades 11 and 12. The Ontario Ministry Academic curriculum is infused with an arts focus, where applicable and appropriate, with a view to establishing an arts based learning community. Course material is also enriched via the program’s field study component. In this way, an arts perspective is encouraged and valued as an interpretation of the rigorous academic curriculum content. Any student entering the Grade 9 academic pathway may apply. AAEP is currently offered at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute.

Academic Challenge Program

The Board offers the Academic Challenge Program in Grades 9 and 10 to prepare students for university preparation and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Grades 11 and 12. The Ontario Ministry Academic curriculum is accelerated in pace, and enriched in depth and breadth of skills and content as well as via its field study component. The Challenge Program fosters students’ creativity, curiosity and commitment to their learning and pursuance of post-secondary programs. Any student entering the Grade 9 academic pathway may apply. This program is currently offered at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Currently, the IB Programme is hosted in the Limestone District School Board at Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute.





The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.