Options and Opportunities (O2)

Citadel High School O2 Coordinator

Debra Wilson


2020 Citadel High O2 Applications


Updated Application Deadline:

May 1st, 2020

Well, this isn't quite how we all planned for this to go! We were off to a great start with the Test Drive. We met many students that day who will become OUTSTANDING O2 Candidates and I can't wait to get next year's group assembled.

Please email me and your guidance counsellor with your completed application package. Your completed application package will include the following:

If you are having any trouble getting this done, please contact me by email at Debra.Wilson@hrce.ca and I will work with you to figure out something that works.

In May, we will conduct the interviews. We will be in touch to all applicants in May to let them know what this year's interviews will look like.

Here are the addresses to email your applications to:

Halifax Central JH

Highland Park JH

Gorsebrook JH


St. Agnes JH

In the meantime, be calm, stay positive and take care of each other!

Some students learn better by doing, experimenting and practicing. Students enrolled in the Options and Opportunities Program, better known as O2, are able to do this by being engaged through active learning in their school as well as their community.

O2 is a three year program designed to help students work toward a career or occupation in learning contexts that respond to their learning needs, providing linkages to the workplace and other post-secondary destinations. Through a range of authentic learning experiences and an integrated career education approach, students in O2 are able to make connections with career pathways and make more informed decisions about what they want to do after high school.

Some of the career pathways and programs explored by O2 students:

  • Trades and Technologies
  • Business and Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Arts, Culture, and Recreation
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Law Enforcement and Military

(via HRSB)

To visit Options and Opportunities at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, click here.