High School Programs

Student Success Programming

The Rainy River District School Board currently provides a number of programs geared to provide students with multiple avenues to achieve their Secondary School Diplomas. These programs allow students to gain valuable workplace experience, learn specialized skills, and leave high school better prepared for post-secondary education and the workplace. Initiatives and Program Pathways include:

Credit Rescue and Credit Recovery

The Board continues to offer credit rescue and credit recovery programs. Credit Rescue is for students who are enrolled in a program and are at risk of losing the credit. Credit Recovery allows students who were unsuccessful in attaining the credit have the opportunity to earn the credit through a condensed format. Students must meet a minimum standard to participate in Credit Recovery.

Cooperative Education is a ministry-approved program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a co-op course monitored by a cooperative education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject and a work placement.

STAY ON TRACK...

...to succeed in your courses

explore a career...

...while still in high school

experience the workplace...

...and earn high school credits

Dual credit programs are Ministry-approved programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count as credits towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or an apprenticeship certification.

E-learning courses expand the opportunities available for all students in the RRDSB to get the courses they need for their individual pathways. Visit our e-Learning page to see what courses the high schools offer.

go to college...

...while still in high school

earn credits...

...from a college and your high school at the same time

learn online...

...to get the courses you need

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to start on apprenticeships through the cooperative education program when the placement is in a recognized skilled trade.

Anishinaabemodaa aims to develop future teachers -and other key community roles - as fluent speakers of Ojibwe in schools and communities. The strategy is the result of a partnership with the Rainy River District School Board, Seven Generations Education Institute, Lakehead University, and Say It First, an organization committed to the revitalization of local Indigenous languages.

get started...

...on a career in the skilled trades

choose a pathway...

...where you can earn while you learn

connect culture...

...to your pathway planning for a career

Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students successfully completing the program receive the red SHSM seal on their diploma when they graduate.

The SWAC program is a School College Work Initiative that is offered by Confederation College in partnership with the Rainy River District School Board. The program supports individuals in completing high school and considering postsecondary education.

be informed...

...about the options available to you

be engaged...

...in planning for and travelling on your pathway

be ready...

...for a post-secondary program when you graduate