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Secondary Program

(August 31, 2021) The Modified Semester Model was one of the models suggested by the Ministry of Education in its re-opening guidance and has been approved by many health
units across the province, including Algoma Public Health. The model has been approved as it allows students to work on 4 courses like they would in a semester, while still limiting students to 2 courses a day. The time over the weekend between the course cycles limits and mitigates the risk of contact for the transmission of COVID-19.  
 
Please review the Overview document below for more details.  
(Aug 23, 2021) Modified Secondary School Schedule Overview
To support students in the transition back to a semester timetable in February 2022, the ADSB will be implementing a Modified Secondary Schedule in Semester One.
Semester One will be set-up as a 2 week rotation that will limit direct weekly contacts. Students
will attend up to 4 different courses – 2 in each week.
o In Week 1, students will attend a 150 minute period class (Course 1) in the morning followed
by lunch and a 150 minute period class (Course 2) in the afternoon each day.
o In Week 2, students will attend a 150 minute period class (Course 3) in the morning followed
by lunch and a 150 minute period class (Course 4) in the afternoon each day.
o If there is a pivot to remote learning, the 2 week rotation will continue.
Secondary students learning remotely will connect to classes utilizing the Hybrid Model.
Please read all the information in the PDF below titled: Secondary Modified Schedule Overview 2021.
The schools within the Algoma District School Board offer an education program that promotes a high standard of achievement, provides all students with learning opportunities and support, and is relevant to society’s needs and expectations. Courses are offered in ways intended to ensure that education is relevant, both to students’ needs and interests, and to post-secondary institutions’ and employers’ requirements.​
The Algoma District School Board has 9 secondary schools. Each school offers an education program that promotes a high standard of achievement, provides all students with learning opportunities and support, and is relevant to society's needs and expectations. Courses are offered in ways that ensure that education is relevant both to students' needs and interests and to the requirements of post secondary institutions and employers.
 
In Grades 9 and 10, courses strongly promote the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills by all students. Students are encouraged to focus on their areas of strength and interest and to explore various areas of study. In Grades 11 and 12, the program is designed to allow all students to choose courses that are clearly and directly linked to their intended post-secondary destinations. ​