New programs launch in 2013, information nights take place next fall,
TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - In September 2013, six new programs will
open at the secondary level and three new programs at the elementary
level, giving students and their families more options when it comes to
their public education in Peel.
"Research tells us quite clearly that students are more engaged in
school if they're able to participate in programs that interest them,"
says Tony Pontes, director of education. "We've heard from our
communities that they want more programs and we're committed to
dramatically increasing the options we provide to families—we want to
give students and their families the opportunity to create their own
pathways to success."
Information nights for all Regional Learning Choices Programs start this
fall. The new programs include:
Centennial Senior Public School - SciTech
Central Peel Secondary School - Advanced Placement and Strings programs
Williams Parkway Senior Public School - International Business and
Applewood Heights Secondary School - Sports
Glenforest Secondary School - Middle Years International Baccalaureate
Lisgar Middle School - International Business and Technology
Meadowvale Secondary School - International Business and Technology
TL Kennedy Secondary School - International Executive Leadership Academy
The Peel board conducted a series of focus groups and a survey during
the summer and fall of 2011. The results of this survey indicated a
wide variety of interests from parents, students and teachers, with the
main focus being on programs that support future education and career
choices. Programs with a business, science or technology focus had a
A full list of Regional Learning Choices Programs is available on www.peelschools.org by clicking on 'Regional Programs' in the 'Schools' section. Additional
information will be available in the fall.
SOURCE Peel District School Board
For further information:
Media contact: Tony Pontes, Director of Education, 905-890-1010 ext. 2006
Reference: Alison Farbar, Communications Officer, acting, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org