Secondary Teen Education Program (S.T.E.P.)
Teachers endeavor to build a caring and inclusive learning community centered on wellness, equity, respect, and collaboration.
Career exploration and work opportunities are integrated into the academic program to create a diverse and engaging learning experience.
Community outings and volunteer experiences facilitate self-development and skill development by connecting students to important resources and through participation in asset building activities.
- provide a meaningful educational experience that inspires a vision for the future
- build capacity to make positive decisions, and develop necessary skills to achieve success
- earn a high school diploma and transition successfully into the workplace, apprenticeship program or community college
S.T.E.P. is staffed at an approximate 20:1 student-teacher ratio. Teachers work separately with groups of students within their subject areas. Students are further supported by a school Social Worker.
S.T.E.P. is designed for students who are at least in their third year of high school and:
- require a smaller, more supportive and structured academic setting
- struggle with transitions inherent in a regular high school
- need their attendance and punctuality monitored more closely
- need to develop better school habits
- Students interested in the STEP 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.
- Referrals submitted by the second Monday in June will be considered for a September placement the following school year.
- While space remains available, intake is continuous from September to November for semester one and February to April for semester two.
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