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Regional Learning Choices Programs empower students by providing an opportunity to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. Every year information night for the regional program, where more information about the program and application details are provided, are held generally at the schools in October up to January depending on the program.

IMPORTANT: Information night dates and application deadlines may change every year. Please check with school to confirm dates and times.

International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate program provides a stimulating academic environment that celebrates learning and connects it to the world outside the classroom. It emphasizes awareness and acceptance of all cultures and attitudes, and fosters an understanding of how and why we learn. IB has three programs: Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program.

The International Baccalaureate program is designed by the International Baccalaureate Organization, a non-profit Swiss-based educational foundation. It was formed in 1968 with an initial goal of establishing a common curriculum and university entry credentials. Upon completion of the IB program, students earn a diploma that is recognized by universities internationally.

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International Business and Technology
The International Business Technology (IBT) program provides students with a challenging program in all academic areas. Students enrolled in the program will explore subjects from a global perspective. Since the program began in 1994, it has become a recognized leader in: business and entrepreneurial innovation the use of technology to support learning the development of positive student attitudes towards academics, personal management and teamwork providing students with lifelong learning strategies that encourage success.

The SciTech program integrates a hands-on, minds-on philosophy and provides students with an interactive approach to learning. The program is enhanced through the science and technology curriculum and through participation in activities such as excursions, guest speakers, competitions and clubs.

Regional Arts programs are offered at the middle and secondary school level. At the middle school level, students who are accepted into the program will experience a comprehensive education in the arts, while learning the Ontario curriculum. At the secondary level, students accepted into the program will experience a comprehensive education in an arts discipline of their choice, while learning the Ontario curriculum.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of arts experiences including guest artists in the classroom, field trips and co-curricular activities. Students must audition to be accepted into the program. Information about the audition is available from each of the schools.

Advanced Placement
The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows students to pursue university-level studies while in secondary school. Students can earn a first-year university credit for each AP credit achieved. In grades 9 and 10, students in the AP program will fulfill the requirements of the Ontario curriculum, while experiencing additional enrichment to prepare them for the senior level AP courses.

At the senior level, students select from available AP courses and work towards successful completion of the AP exams. Subject areas include English, mathematics, science, social science and French. The program is designed to enable students to think deeply and take personal responsibility for their learning.

The Regional Sports Program exposes students to a range of physical activities and focuses on lifelong health, wellness and leadership. Students in the program participate in physical education year round and take part in co-curricular athletics or community involvement to build leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to complete industry-recognized certifications in first aid, personal training, coaching and officiating, among others. In grade 11, students will have the option to transition into the Specialist High Skills Major program in sports.

Actively in Motion (AIM)
The Actively in Motion (AIM) program is intended to increase students’ interests, skill development and active involvement in athletics, fitness, wellness, leadership and character development, student motivation and engagement in the learning process.

Other key features of AIM include:
• daily physical education and fitness
• athletic and academic programming to meet students needs, while learning the Ontario curriculum
• focus on healthy eating, wellness and personal fitness
• focus on enhancing athletic skills while achieving academic success
• school and community involvement in co-curricular athletics to build athletic skills, develop leadership skills, character, and the ability to work as a team
• career awareness and pathways
• certification opportunities at each grade level