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Gr. 10 Pre-Employment Program

Program Description

Grade 10 Prep is a two year program at Windermere Secondary which is designed to lead to Grade 10 equivalency.  In a supportive, collaborative environment, students build their confidence and skills through a unique combination of core academics, work experience, community involvement, outdoor adventure, and hands-on shop experience.  Students may have an elective separate from the PASE program. 

Student Profile

  • require adapted or modified course work
  • motivated to complete a Grade 12 school completion and/or a Dogwood certificate
  • commit to the career development nature of the program which includes work experience at the Grade 11 and 12 levels
  • students may have a “Q” Designation or a “G” or “D” (if on a Dogwood track)
  • students 15-18 years old who are struggling in a traditional classroom setting or are leaving a junior special education program.  Some students complete Gr. 12 in the program before going onto further training/employment. This is reviewed yearly by the teaching team.


Referral Process

Program referrals must be submitted to the Case Manager, High Incidence.  

Documentation Required

  • completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program Placement” form
  • Psycho-educational assessment and Speech and Language assessment if available
  • current assessment of achievement levels (reading/writing/numeracy)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) (previous 2 years)
  • Report Card
  • School Based Team minutes

Placement Evaluation

Student placement is reviewed every spring with the goal of returning students to their home schools. A transition plan between the program staff and the receiving school is developed.

Capacity and Staffing

15 students

1 Teacher

Program Location

Windermere Secondary 

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