Dufferin-Peel Secondary School Common Course Calendar
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and
walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
...then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them
when he broke the bread.
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
Welcome to Secondary School!
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is committed to meeting the needs of all students on their journey: each one called by name. (Isaiah 43:7 adapted)
In support of this 21st Century learner, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board provides opportunities for critical thinking and innovation to prepare students for a dynamic and ever-changing world.
As we continue to embark on learning in the 21st Century, the use of a universal design for learning will enable each of you to explore different destination pathways that meet your interests and strengths and goals for post-secondary destinations. Whether you are entering the community, workforce, college, apprenticeship or university, each of you have numerous opportunities to find your path along your life journey.
Valuing diversity among learners as well as offering innovative programs that extend learning beyond the classroom is part of our shared opportunities at Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. A few options include Specialist High Skills Majors, Dual Credits, OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship), Experiential Learning, Autism Diploma Support programs and Native Studies.
Our practices support and are rooted in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations which recognize that the 21st Century learner is:
- A Discerning Believer Who: celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God’s presence
- A Reflective and Creative and Holistic Thinker Who: solves problems and makes responsible decisions
- A Self-Directed, Responsible, Life Long Learner Who: develops and demonstrates God-given potential
- A Collaborative Contributor Who: works effectively as an interdependent team member
The course calendar is intended to assist you and your family make informed choices that guide you through the variety of courses available in Grades 9 to 12 and that support your future career goals. We encourage you to review the guide and consult with your parent/guardian(s) to choose the courses that are best suited to your unique goals. Your principal, and vice-principal, teachers and the school’s support staff team are also available to help with any questions or concerns you may have while making your choices. The decisions you make will help to open a range of future possibilities.
Enjoy your secondary school experience. Get involved as this also helps to nurture your social, emotional, and physical well being. Demonstrate commitment to your future, design your blueprint that will enable you to pursue your goals and dreams beyond high school. As on the road to Emmaus, we pray that you each continue your journey in relationship with Jesus.
S. McWatters S. Kendrick
Superintendent of Program Superintendent of Special Education and Support Services