Secondary Community Outreach Program (S.C.O.R.E.)

The Secondary Community Outreach Program (SCORE) is a student-centered program that focuses on wellness, belonging, mastery and independence. Program staff work to build strong trusting relationships with students and to provide a safe, caring and engaging educational environment. It provides self-paced, individualized programming delivered through a combination of tutorials and interactive classes.

Program Goal

  • re-engage student’s interest in their own educational journey
  • build confidence and self-esteem
  • connect students with career opportunities
  • complete Grade 9 and 10 courses
  • develop academic and learning skills that will help students successfully return to their home school, or transition to other Alternative Programs.

Student Profile

SCORE is a highly supportive program for students in their first or second year of high school who are:

  • considered at risk of dropping out of school because of poor attendance and low credit accumulation
  • looking for an alternative to a large, highly scheduled secondary school.

Program Capacity and Staffing

SCORE is staffed at an approximate 10:1 student-teacher ratio. A Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT), an Educational Assistant, and a Social Worker or Child-Youth-Worker further supports the class.

Admission Process

  • Students interested in the SCORE program must be currently attending a secondary school within the Halton District School Board and must be referred to the program through their home school.
  • The SCORE Admission Committee determines the suitability of candidates for the program. Students who are accepted into the program are offered a three-day trial-period. Students who do not attend are redirected to their home school.
  • Referrals submitted by the second Monday in June will be considered for a September placement.

While space remains available, further intake periods are scheduled at designated times throughout the school year (Mid-October, January, March) to minimize disruptions to the learning community and to ensure a supportive environment.

This program is delivered at each of our four day school locations in the communities of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. Each SCORE class enrolls 10 students who are supported by their classroom teacher, an educational assistant, a child-youth-worker and a social worker.