Our School

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We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Welcome to Elizabeth Wyn Wood  Alternate H.S.

Flexible schedules, workplace opportunities, smaller classes and self-paced learning are some of the reasons students may choose to attend Wyn Wood. The Alternate Program is primarily an independent learning environment where students complete one credit at a time and at their own pace. Students work collaboratively with their teachers to create individualized timelines and develop their learning strategies.

The Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternate High School  enables students to work towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) via a pathway tailored for them. Learning tasks are based on student interests, strengths and goals.

Wyn Wood students have access to the same core curriculum offered at traditional high schools---Workplace, College and University pathways are accessible to all students. Students can also participate in paid co-op placements, apprenticeship opportunities and the House- Building SHSM.

We work collaboratively with the student, their family and community supports to empower students to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Our Students

Students who attend an alternate program are seeking an alternative to the traditional high school setting with a different delivery model. Alternate programs offer students an opportunity to learn at their own pace. Students work on one course at a time, and are able to complete six or more courses in an academic year. The focus is on student-directed learning. Student progress is monitored closely and students are held accountable for their work.

  • Students can work towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
  • Applied, academic, college and university level courses are available.
  • Our students range from 16-20 years of age.
  • Students benefit from a non-semestered, one course at a time setting.
  •  Minimum grade 10 level of reading comprehension is recommended.

Successful students attend regularly, complete work and seek assistance, when necessary.  Our model works best when students attend daily.


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