Eighth graders and their parents/guardians are encouraged to log on to rainbowschools.ca to access the Rainbow District School Board’s Virtual Information Nights for High Schools.
Sessions will be live or pre-recorded and can be accessed on the schools’ websites. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school they currently attend.
The Rainbow District School Board has released a guide for students and parents entitled Making the Transition – Finding Your Way from Eighth to Ninth Grade, with information about course codes, study levels, schedules and tips. The guide can be accessed online. Hard copies are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a presentation on Making the Transition, visit rainbowschools.ca or visit Eastlink OnDemand.
Rainbow District School Board high schools offer exceptional opportunities in the arts, athletics and academics, in both English and French, in all program tracks — independent living, work, apprenticeship, college and university, according to a press release.
The board also has four specialized programs – the Arts Education Program, the Science and Technology Education Program (STEP), the Innovative Integrated Technology Program (InIT), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Buses to these programs are offered to students within Greater Sudbury.
Rainbow High Schools offer a Specialized High Skills Program (SHSM) in 13 sectors. SHSMs are specialized, Department of Education accredited programs that allow students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). SHSM assists students in their transition from high school to vocational training, college, university or the workplace.
SHSMs are available in agriculture, arts, culture, business, construction, energy, environment, forestry, health and wellness, hospitality, tourism, information and communication technology, manufacturing, mining, sports, and transportation. Each SHSM is a package of 8 to 10 courses in a specific field. Students learn on the job and can earn valuable industry certifications.
Students acquire sector-specific skills and knowledge in engaging in professional learning environments, preparing in a focused manner for graduation and post-secondary education, training or employment.
Virtual high school information nights:
Chelmsford Valley Compound School District (residencies)
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6 pm
Director: Daniel Williamson
3594 Highway 144, Chelmsford
Sudbury High School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm
arts education program
Director: David Bertrim
154 College Street, Sudbury
Lo-Ellen Park High School (EP & FI)
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7 pm
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Director: Pamela Botvin
275 Loach Street, Sudbury
Manitoulin High School (EP)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Director: David Wiwchar
107 Gulf Street, Michijing
LaSalle High School (EP & FI)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Director: Maureen McNamara
1545 Kennedy Street, Sudbury
Confederate High School (EP & FI)
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 6 pm
Director: Marty Boncari
1918 Main Street, Val Caron
Information s already set up, there is still time to register.
Espanola High School (evening)
Director: Christina Rivard Gobo
147 Spruce Street, Espanola
Lockerbie Compound School (EP & FI)
Science Technology Education Program (STEP)
Director: Craig Runciman
1391 Ramsey View Court, Sudbury
Lively District High School (EP)
Innovative Integrated Technology Program
Director: Leslie Mantell
265 Fifth Settlement, Vital
EP – These schools offer an English Language Program.
FI – These schools offer a French immersion program.