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Alternative Learning

There are some circumstances when students need to look outside of the "regular" high school setting to seek credit earning success temporarily or as a next step. There are a number of options available.


Alternative Learning Programs for 16-18 year olds who find it difficult to cope with regular day high school offer specialized programs including credit recovery and literacy/numeracy improvement. See your guidance counselor.

The Learning Centres

SCDSB  Adult Learning Centres offer Night School and Summer School courses, Adult Day School, Pre-Apprenticeship programs, and Correspondence courses.

At the Barrie Young Parent program, SCDSB and the YMCA work together to provide alternative educational options to young parents while offering their children with high quality early learning experiences. See your guidance counselor.


E-Learning is an option for students who are very motivated and able to learn independently. Education Government/elearning has details. See your guidance counselor to discuss what courses may be available and whether this is an appropriate fit.

Fall and summer Over The Top Co-op is a program where students who have earned all but 2-4 credits of the diploma requirements may work to earn money and work towards earning their final high school credits.

Dual credits give secondary students the opportunity to sample college and gain credit in both secondary school and college.