Student Success @ DHS
What We Offer:
Ø After-school literacy and numeracy support/Remediation
§ Math help is available Monday-Thursday after school in the “Math Clinic” (staffed by a different math teacher each evening).
Ø Teacher mentoring
§ Interested teachers are paired with grade 9 students who have been identified as “at-risk”, to provide emotional support.
§ Various relationship-building activities are provided to mentors and mentees throughout the year, which in the past have included pizza lunches and indoor rock-climbing.
Ø Peer mentoring
§ Senior-level students are paired with grade 9 students to help familiarize them with the school, and to act as a friendly support system.
Ø Customized timetables
§ Half-time schedules, Academic Resource periods, and Credit Recovery are a few of the options available for at-risk students.
§ Students may earn credits with a one- or two-period co-op, either in the community or on campus (for example, in the cafeteria servery or with the Dunbarton Media Group).
§ Under special circumstances, students who must work due to personal circumstances may be eligible to receive co-op credits for their paid work experience.
Ø Credit Recovery
§ Alternative school-based program offered for 2-3 periods throughout the day each semester in our student success room
§ Can accommodate up to 14 students per class
§ Intended for students to have an opportunity to recover lost credits from previous years.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact
Eleanor McIntosh or Jennifer Smith at 905-839-1125.