Recognized by the Fraser Institute as a leader in the province and the number one co-ed school in the city, St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School takes pride in its high academic excellence, competitive sports programs, and innovative programs and facilities. The secondary school consistently outperforms the provincial average in math and literacy scores and has a reputation for ensuring that students are well-prepared for post-secondary education.
The school’s dedicated, dynamic staff is committed to providing students with a competitive advantage through the development of 21st-century knowledge and skills. A diverse range of programs and learning tasks enabled by technology prepare students for a rapidly changing, technologically-driven, globalized world. Staff provide students with hands-on, experiential learning and create a learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
- Specialist High-Skills Major (SHSM) Program:
- Bundles of 8-10 courses that allow students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while getting their high school diploma. Learn more
- SHSM Programs available at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School:
• Hospitality and Tourism
- Arts Program
- School Drama Productions
- Outstanding Vocal Program
- Guitar and Stage Bands
- Dynamic Visual Arts Classes
- Other Programs
- Co-operative Education Program: A program that combines classroom and workplace learning. Students can earn two co-op credits towards their compulsory diploma requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits.
- Dual Credit Program: Students take a college-level class delivered by college faculty in order to receive both a college credit and a secondary school credit.
- eLearning: eLearning courses provide students with an opportunity to complete all course requirements using engaging, high quality, fully online course content. All courses are taught by teachers who have received specialized elearning training and who regularly provide feedback and assessment in order to guide and monitor ongoing learning.
- French Immersion Program: This is a highly successful approach to second language learning in which students receive instruction in French for a significant portion of the day.
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) Program: OYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
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