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Aviation and Aerospace Specialist High Skills Major Program

The Algoma District School Board is offering an innovative program available for Grade 11 and 12 students. The Aviation and Aerospace Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program allows students to focus their high school learning on the Aviation and Aerospace sector while meeting the requirements for secondary graduation. They will learn sector specific skills and knowledge in a hands-on, career related learning environment.

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Regular Board Meeting

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: ADSB Education Centre, 644 Albert Street East, Sault Ste Marie, ON
Jennifer Sarlo

Message from the Chair

Another great school year is in full swing! With fall enrolment numbers exceeding our projections, we know we are providing the welcoming environment and diversity of programming that our families are looking for!
This fall we have focused on a number of public events to support students and their families. Our second annual Skills Trade Event with special guest Jamie McMillan was a great success with many local agencies and businesses providing resources and information to our students and their parents about the workforce needs currently and into the future. In partnership with Algoma Public Health, our Parent Involvement Committee and our Mental Health team, a timely information session on Substance Use focusing on Vaping and Cannabis was well attended.
At the Board table we have been receiving updates on how our strategic priorities of Achievement, Well Being and Engagement are being worked through our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement. Our staff’s commitment to our vision of creating autonomous learners who are able to set individual goals, monitor their progress, determine next steps and reflect on their thinking and learning in order to continuously improve, inspires us at the board level to ensure that they have the resources available to achieve their goals.
Ongoing capital projects and upgrades to our school facilities and grounds to provide the best possible learning environments for our students continue to impress us with their creativity and advanced technologies. Our school libraries, now often referred to as learning commons, have become centers for collaboration and innovation in our schools. We are looking forward to being part of the grand opening of the new North Branch Public Library set to open in November adjacent to our Boréal French Immersion PS on Northern Avenue. By consolidating a public school, daycare, library branch and a community archive into one location, the ADSB and the SSM Public Library Board have found a valuable way to save money and expand their services to Sault Ste Marie.
As we enter the holiday season, our students and staff are engaged in many activities to help the needy and less fortunate in our communities and we are proud to support their efforts.
As always, we are proud of our confident learners and caring citizens!
Jennifer Sarlo
Chair - Algoma District School Board
Director Reece

Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting our site and, by following this link, the Director’s Report!
As a teaching and learning organization, we embrace life-long learning and value opportunities to learn and work with and from one another, through collaboration and teamwork. As role models of life-long learning, we are committed to continuous improvement and to ensuring that we are using current, research-based practices to support success for all.
We provide our students with a large breadth of programs, as it is our goal to have a pathway for every learner. Our core priorities of Achievement, Well-Being, Engagement and Equity have kept us focused and motivated to be continuously improving, all while keeping students at the centre of our work. We support and celebrate the diversity of people and cultures as we work to ensure all learners feel welcome and safe in our learning and work environments. In addition to academic success, we promote character with pride, as we know that the combination of academic excellence and good character is essential to personal success.
The ever-changing world we live in reminds us of the necessity and importance of a strong, public education system. Thus, our mission, to graduate confident learners, caring citizens, is critical, as our students need to leave our schools confident in their ability to continuously learn, collaborate, innovate and create new knowledge, while possessing strong character and an understanding of who they are as contributing, caring citizens.
I hope you enjoy the stories and evidence throughout this report, that demonstrate our commitment to learning, continuous improvement, academic excellence and character.
Ancora Imparo (I’m still learning),
Lucia Reece


Confident learners, caring citizens.


In partnership with our stakeholders, the Algoma District School Board will create a collaborative learning community where all flourish as confident learners who see themselves as capable, self-directed and open to learning and as caring citizens who value good character and contribute positively to our communities.


We are guided by:
ADSB character traits; lifelong learning;
empathy; ethical relationships;
equity & inclusion; accountability