Algoma District School
Board Secondary staff reach out to students who have not completed their
Through the Re-Engagement initiative, staff at each ADSB secondary school are assigned
as Re-Engagement Leads to identify School Leavers. School Leavers are students who have left
school without completing an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
As in past
years, Re-Engagement Leads began contacting these students in August and assisted them in finding secondary programs to support getting them back into
school. This is an ongoing initiative
that continues throughout the year.
The Ministry of Education has funded this initiative for grades 12 and
12+, however, within the Algoma District School Board, Re-Engagement Leads work
with School Leavers at all grade levels.
over 500 School Leavers were contacted by schools throughout the Algoma
District School Board. Of these School
Leavers, sixty-four came back to school and completed enough credits and other
graduation requirements to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma by the
end of June, including 15 First Nation, Metis and Inuit self-identified students.
With the continued
focus on Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) as a potential re-engagement
program, thirty-five School Leavers came back to school and entered a SAL
program. As a result of participating in
SAL, one of these students completed enough credits and other requirements to
earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma by the end of June.