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 teachers involved in the SciTech program are selected on the basis of their diverse teaching and work related experiences and are committed to providing students with a relevant, practical and stimulating learning environment.
Please note that:
¨ When students complete the package, they should highlight their experiences in science and technology.
¨ 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.
Week of December Applications will be reviewed, evaluated and ranked by the Science and Technology staff to select the 240 most appropriate candidates. The top 240 candidates will be invited by email to a day of testing and evaluation in January. Emails will be sent for applicants who have not been successful at this stage.
January 2014 Phase two: The top 240 candidates will participate in a group simulation and complete an individual assignment. There is no way for candidates to prepare for this day, and they do not need to bring anything with them. Candidates need to show up 15 minutes early for their scheduled time and be prepared to have fun. A date and time for this event will be in the email invitation sent in December .
February 2014 Candidates who have participated in the January phase two of the process will be notified by email. Students who are offered a position in the SciTech program for September, 2013 will receive a email offering the position and instructions for course selection. Emails will also be sent to students who have been placed on a wait list, and to those who were not successful.
February 2014 is the deadline for successful candidates to submit the $125.00 fee and accept placement in SciTech Program for 2013-2014.
Please note: all regional programs will use this same date as the final date to accept placement
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Applications and associated PDF's will be avalable starting The day after the Open House in November 2013 online till December 2013 cut off at 4:00 See Application Process for more infomation on School year 2014-2015