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Your Catholic education provides you with many opportunities to enhance your skills, build your confidence, develop life-long friendships, give back to your community and become the person that God intends you to be.
The transition to Grade 9 is an exciting time, filled with new adventure, hope and opportunities. Our secondary staff is here to help you on your educational journey. Now is the time to discover yourself - follow your dreams and find a pathway that best suits your needs and wants.
Our secondary staff - guidance counsellors, student success teachers, support staff, principals and vice-principals are available to help answer your questions or concerns.
Take time to enjoy your high school experience. The best way to make new friends is to get involved - grow and nurture your body, mind, social, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being.
Students of all faiths can attend one of our secondary schools. Watch our video and listen to our students explain why they love their local Durham Catholic high school.
We have embraced 21st century learning and our students are bringing their own devices such as iPads, laptops and their smart phones to research and complete assignments in class.
Each student in our Catholic learning community embodies excellence and equity by embracing the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations - to be:
Our secondary schools have course calendars to assist you and your family in making informed decisions about the courses available to you in Grades 9 to 12. You are encouraged to review the calendars and consult with your parent(s) or guardian(s) to choose the courses that meet your goals.
Students must earn the following 30 credits - 18 compulsory credits, 4 credits in religious education and 8 additional credits to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Student also require 40 hours of community service work prior to graduation.
A pathway refers to a person's individual journey which includes experiential learning, school and community supports, courses and programs that lead to a successful transition from grade-to-grade and then to a post-secondary destination (apprenticeship, college, community living, university, workplace).
Our schools and programs allow students to grow and learn spiritually, personally and academically. It is a time for students to meet new friends, join extra-curricular activities and learn about their strengths and interests.