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Bill 52, Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Learning to Age 18) · Guiding Principles for “Learning to 18" Initiatives

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Guiding Principles for “Learning to 18" Initiatives

In order to achieve our common goal of having all students succeed in secondary schools until graduation or age 18, all Student Success and Learning to Age 18 programs should comply with the following basic principles:

  1. The focus must be students who are at risk of not achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma by age 18.

  2. Students must be fully-funded [i.e. timetabled on day school registers as part of the ADE and subject to all available grants].

  3. Programs must have standards of the highest quality.  This means:
  • all courses must be taught or supervised by teachers as part of their regular assignment under the secondary teachers’ collective agreement

  • each credit must meet the requirements of section 6 of Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9-12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999 (i.e. course is at least 110 hours, has a defined course of study and complies with Ministry assessment and evaluation policies)

  • all students in these programs must have access to Special Education supports and other services provided by the school board pursuant to sections 7.11 and 7.12  of Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9-12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999.*

 

 
*Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9-12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/secondary/oss/oss.html