Regional Programs at Gordon Graydon
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program
This regional program at
Gordon Graydon provides academic and behavioural support for students
with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students access the ASD room as a
home-base for academic and emotional support while also integrating into
mainstream classes. Placement into the program is through a Peel
Board Office IPRC.
Graphic Design Management (Flexography) Program (GDM)
Design Management (Flexography) is a rapidly growing, high technology,
package print technology that has an insatiable demand for managers,
structural designers, graphic designers, and ink chemists, accountants
and operations people. In addition to creating packaging products this
350 billion dollar industry is also involved in the production of
magazines, newspapers, paper towels, paper cups etc. Graydon
is the host to this challenging and exclusive regional program open to
students in the Peel District School Board through an application
Design Management (Flexography) students typically choose a pathway to
management at Ryerson University's exclusive four year graphics
communication management program, the graphic design program at York
University or other universities, the two year packaging program offered
at Mohawk College or employment in the industry following graduation.
program will expose students to all aspects of the industry as well as
the designing and producing of industry standard products. The program
is financed and supported by many associated businesses resulting in the
elimination of fees. Students may apply in grade 9, 10 or 11. A co-operative education placement is required in grade 11 or 12.
International, Business and Technology Program (IBT)
International, Business and Technology (IBT) Program is an innovative
program at Gordon Graydon which enriches and extends the traditional
secondary school curriculum in order to prepare students for the
challenges of an increasingly complex world.
For more information on the IBT program: the application
process, admission procedures, school bus transportation to the
program, curriculum details, extra curricular activities, post secondary
destinations etc. Please go to the IBT link from the home page of this
The Vocational Program at
Gordon Graydon is designed for students who have had ongoing and
significant difficulty with academic success for many years in
elementary school and require program modifications and accommodations
to ensure success at the secondary level.
All students in the
Vocational program at Gordon Graydon have been identified as exceptional
(communications, intellectual, physical or behavioural) by an
Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). These students
take a combination of locally developed, essential and workplace
courses. Many of these students are working towards an
Ontario Secondary School Diploma while others work towards achievement
of a Secondary School Certificate. Most students in the vocational
program take a pathway directly to the workplace from secondary school.
Two levels of vocational level programming are available at Gordon Graydon and placement is determined by a Gordon Graydon IPRC:
Vocational Level I:
(Special Basic) This is a small enrolment program for exceptional
students with severe learning difficulties and developmental delays.
These students are usually identified as Exceptional-Intellectual and
they are working at grades 1, 2 or 3 levels in academic work. The
teacher student ratio in these classes is very low to accommodate these
students’ learning challenges. Students in the Vocational One program
earn half credits and are working towards a Secondary School Certificate
and/or a Certificate of Accomplishment.
Vocational Level II: This
is a modified program for students who are identified as exceptional
and who have significant learning difficulties and developmental delays.
These students are working at grades 4, 5 or 6 levels in academic work.
The teacher student ratio in these classes is very low to accommodate
these students’ learning challenges. Students in the Vocational Two
program earn full credits and are working towards an Ontario Secondary