The Student Success Department tracks and monitors students who are not working to their potential. We provide support by offering studying, note-taking, and test-taking tips, assistance with organization and assignment completion, Credit Rescue and Credit Recovery, a Learning Strategies Course and additional support as needed. We work to create a smooth transition for new students. Weekly In-School Student Success meeting are held, where the needs of students are discussed and plans are designed to help students who are experiencing difficulty.
Our Student Success teacher tracks all at-risk students regularly. Tracking helps to ensure that students can be brought in a timely manner to the In-School Student Success Team.
Teachers refer students who have not submitted one or more assignments. It is available Monday-Thursday during the week prior to mid-term and final mark report submission. Lunchtime assistance is available from the Student Success Centre staff on an appointment basis.
The Student Success Centre provides a “students tutoring students program.” Senior students volunteer to be matched with a junior student to provide one-to-one academic assistance. Tutoring occurs at lunch or after school. Senior students receive Community Service hours for their volunteer time. Contact us if you are interested in taking advantage of this program.
Arrangements can be made to provide a student with the opportunity to complete a course that may not have been completed.
This individualized course aims to complete expectations of a previously attempted course that are incomplete rather than repeating the entire course. Students usually work on Grade 9 or 10 core credits and the General Learning Strategies credit. Credit Recovery teachers provide work and students proceed at their own pace.
General Learning Strategies, Open
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Mrs. Toby Marr – Student Success Teacher Toby.Marr@dsbn.org
Mr. Brian MacIsaac – Special Education/Student Success Program Leader Brian.MacIsaac@dsbn.org
For more information, please contact Mrs. Toby Marr (Student Success Teacher) at 905-646-9884 ext. 61558