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Secondary Program

Virtual Grade 8 Information Sessions!
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(November 2021)  Algoma District School Board 's three secondary schools in Sault Ste Marie are inviting Grade 8 students and parents/guardians to learn more about the programs they offer. Please review the information below, including dates, times and log-in information for the upcoming virtual information sessions.  
 
By joining these sessions, you'll have opportunities to ask questions online.  There are also online tours available so that you can tour the schools virtually.  You are also welcome to contact the schools directly for further information and to inquire about registration.
 
SUPERIOR HEIGHTS VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: November 30th at 6:30pm Follow THIS LINK for more information.  Click here to join the virtual session on Zoom on November 30th.  School number: 705-945-7177.
 
 
WHITE PINES VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: December 2nd at 6:30pm  Follow THIS LINK for more information.  Follow the Zoom instructions (on poster above) to join the virtual session on December 2nd at 6:30pm.  School number is 705-945-7181.
 
KORAH COLLEGIATE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: December 1st at 6:30pm  Follow THIS LINK for more information including virtual tours, bulletins and more.  School number is 705-945-7180.  The link will also be available after the event. 
 
Based on your home address as of January 2022, you will receive an allocation to the secondary school in your area.  Students who wish to attend a different secondary school must put forth an Out-Of-Boundary request.
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(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. ​