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 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 Sports Program (RSP) include:
- Physical education all year with regional students completing seven courses over the 4 years of secondary school
- 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's 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 a positive 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
Many students find success in the RSP program at Applewood Heights. Students must maintain an average of 65% or higher in the RSP Program. However, if following a review, it is determined that the program is not a good fit for the student or the student withdraws from the Regional Sports Program at Applewood Heights, the student would then register at his/her home school for the following year. Parents/Guardians will receive notification of 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.
Bussing for this program is not provided. Students are responsible for their own transportation.