Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School, which opened in February of 2005, is a regional school offering alternative programs for secondary school students who require a non-traditional approach to learning. Archbishop Romero has its roots in the former alternative education program known as Genesis.
As a regional school, Archbishop Romero has a number of small facilities throughout Mississauga and Brampton. The school's programs include dual credit college transition, career opportunities in trades and technology in cooperation with Sheridan College, an outdoor education program, and cooperative education. It also offers flexible alternative learning, and programs for suspended and expelled students. The school takes a personalized approach to learning to promote growth and encourage students to develop skills for success.
A roundtable allows community partners, such as health care agencies, to work together to align the resources and services they put into programs.
The school is named after the late Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) of El Salvador, a strong advocate of social justice who often spoke on behalf of marginalized and the voiceless. He was assassinated in 1980 after urging the soldiers to stop killing civilians.
The school motto, "Dream, Choose, Act, Succeed," is based on Archbishop Romero's statements "Aspire not to have more, but to be more."