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Starting September 2016, grade 9 students at Meadowvale Secondary School will have the opportunity to participate in unique learning experiences as part of their grade 9 and 10 program at high school.  Students can focus on an area of interest as they build self-confidence, learn essential skills, and develop a sense of belonging in school and in the community.

Our EHS construction and engineering program

Focused Learning Activities allow students to connect classroom learning to career goals. At Meadowvale, students will participate in:

  • research and/or design of structures to withstand natural disasters in grade 9 geography
  • design and construct an energy efficient product that reduces the reliance on fossil fuels in grade 10 Science
  • myBlueprint to create Individual Pathway Plans to establish short-​ and long-term future goals that support their future

Learning Skills ​

Students at Meadowvale will focus on the development of specific learning skills: organization and responsibility.


These skills are releva​nt to construction and engineering as they emphasize the ability to establish objectives, develop a method to achieve set objectives and, in the end, help to achieve goals. Skills development in these areas is important as students in their junior years of secondary school need to become comfortable and confident in their ability to stay organized and take responsibility for their learning, as they choose pathways that are best suited to them in finding success in this industry.


Experiential Learning and Certifications

To prepare for learning and working in the sector, students participate in:

  • 20 hours of sector-related community involvement that count towards their 40-hour high school diploma requirement
  • experiential learning activities supported by business, community and industry partners (e.g. Take Our Kids to Work Day and visits to ​local partners such as Habitat for Humanity)
  • a sector-recognized certification program in leadership through the YMCA, which is provided to support students as they prepare for future training and the workplace

​Upon completion of the program, at the end of grade 10, students who have fulfilled all the requirements of the program will receive the EHS certificate and are able to continue onto the SHSM program.


For more information, contact Meadowvale at 905-824-1790. To apply for this program, contact your grade 8 guidance counsellor or teacher.


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