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Grade 8 Open House October 25, 2017 @6:00pm

 

Port Credit Secondary School has a reputation for excellent academic programs and outstanding co-curricular opportunities.  We are privileged to have two Regional Programs.  We have a cutting edge Regional SciTech Program including a progressive Specialist High Skills Major Manufacturing Program, and an award-winning Regional Strings Program.

 

Please scroll for more information about both of these programs. 

 

 Regional SciTech

 The SciTech program at Port Credit Secondary School is a four-year program that integrates a “HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON” philosophy that provides students with an interactive approach to learning.  The merging of science and technology in the classroom enables students to better understand our modern world and prepare students for the 21st century.

 

Students are selected on the basis of their interest, curiosity and enthusiasm for both  science and technology.  Students will be involved in the design, creation and testing of scientific and technological models.  The SciTech program emphasizes hands-on skill building, critical thinking, creativity and group dynamics.  The program supports student interest in a variety of careers in science, technology and engineering through the exploration of pathways including apprenticeships, colleges and universities.  The program is enhanced through the science and technology curriculum and through participation in activities such as:  excursions, guest speakers, competitions and clubs.

 

Students may choose from either the academic or applied levels of instruction.  The applied level can only be offered if there is a sufficient number of qualified candidates

 

The SciTech Program at Port Credit is open to all students entering Grade 9, who live south of the 401. There have been some changes to the Peel Board Secondary Regional Program application policy.  Students outside of Peel Region entering Grade 9, may now apply to Regional Programs.  Students living in Peel Region, who meet the criteria for acceptance to the program and who live south of the 401, will be offered spots at Port Credit Secondary School 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.  

 

In keeping with the Board’s policy for regional programs, bussing is not provided. Paid transportation however, is available to students Companies to be announced.  for School Bus Transportation.  Please note that Peel District School Board policy states that students who choose to leave a Regional Program must return to their "home" school, and may not continue at the Regional program school if they are not participating in the program.

 

* Please note, in previous years, applicants to the SciTech Program from Peel Region have far exceeded the number of spots in the program.

 

 

 

Regional Strings

The Regional Strings Program began in September 2003, building upon a long-standing tradition of musical excellence at Port Credit.  Graduates of the music program at Port Credit include:  Jeremy Bell, violinist with the Penderecki String Quartet; Krisztina Szabo, soprano soloist with the Canadian Opera Company; and Suhashini Aurlanandam, violinist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

All students seeking admission to the program must undergo an interview (Beginning Strings), or an audition and interview (Experienced Strings and Advanced Strings). This ensures that students are placed at a level that most suits their current abilities. Although a student’s program choice will be taken into consideration, the admissions committee will place each student in the appropriate stream based on their audition and prior experience.

 

The Port Credit Regional Strings Program was the first program of its kind in the Peel District School Board. It has become an Award-winning program. Students receive a certificate upon completion of the four year program. This program is a two-credit package; students take music in both semesters!

 

Musical opportunities include:

-        an annual retreat

-        touring

-        professional coaching sessions

-        attendance at live concerts and rehearsals

-        master classes with professional musicians

-        an educational excursion to Europe in alternate years.

 

In addition to providing our students with an opportunity to excel in music, students in the Regional Strings Program develop long-lasting friendships with their fellow musicians that continue throughout their years at Port Credit and beyond. Moreover, while some of our students have chosen to pursue post-secondary education in music, many others have sought out challenging career and educational opportunities in the humanities, sciences, law, and medicine. As you probably know, research has shown that studying music improves academic ability, self-discipline, motivation, and self-confidence.

 

The Regional Strings Program at Port Credit is open to all students entering Grade 9 in September 2014.  There have been some changes to the Peel Board Secondary Regional Program application policy. Students outside of Peel Region entering Grade 9, may now apply to Regional Programs.  Students living in Peel Region, who meet the criteria for acceptance to the program and who live south of the 401, will be offered spots at Port Credit Secondary School 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 keeping with the Board’s policy for regional programs, bussing is not provided. Paid transportation however, is available to students Companies to be announced.  for School Bus Transportation.  Please note that Peel District School Board policy states that students who choose to leave a Regional Program must return to their "home" school, and may not continue at the Regional program school if they are not participating in the program. 

Dr. A. Kizas, Ms. A Lufer 

 

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