Physical activity is crucial to the way students think and feel. It has a positive impact on overall physical health, mental well-being and on the capacity to learn. Our Regional Sports Program, open to all eligible students in Mississauga and Brampton, is focused on delivering a quality physical education program that increases students’ interests and active involvement in fitness, athletics, and leadership. These opportunities will create and promote the development of healthy active living and leadership skills that can be utilized within the school and greater community.
Key features of the Regional Sport Program (RSP) include:
- Physical education all year with regional students completing 8 courses over the 4 years of secondary school (1 physical education course each semester, meaning two credit-bearing courses each year)
- Required involvement in co-curricular athletics and/or community involvement to build leadership skills
- Development of personal fitness, healthy lifestyle and interpersonal skills
Applewood Heights Secondary School Regional Sports Program is an inclusive, athletic focused learning environment that supports diversity in education through a commitment to healthy active living and provides a variety of leadership and healthy lifestyle opportunities for all students.
Continued enrolment in the Applewood Heights Regional Sports Program is contingent on students demonstrating the appropriate attitude, academic achievement and athletic skills to ensure success in our enriched sports curriculum. The progress of Regional Sports students is reviewed following each reporting period.
During these reviews, the following are considered:
- academic progress in all courses
- continued interest in the Regional Sports Program
- contribution to class and the co-curricular program
- attitude conducive to positive learning, and
Students of concern are identified by the above criteria or by a mark of less than65% in their Regional Sports Program (RSP) area. Identification will initiate a review process. Each case is treated individually and recommendations are made in the best interests of the student and the program. If the decision is made, or the student to withdraw from the Regional Sports Program at Applewood Heights, the student would register at his/her home school for the following year.
Parents will receive notification following any review.
NEW--Regional Learning Choices Program Applicants
Peel Board Secondary School Regional Learning Choices Programs are open to all students entering grade 9. Students who meet the criteria for acceptance to the programs and who live in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga will be offered spots first. Students who meet the program criteria and who live outside of Peel Region will be offered spots once local student applicants have been accommodated. In some cases, all spots may be offered to students who live in Peel.