These programs share the academic/non-academic responsibility of the student with the home school. Program teachers deliver curriculum for the students’ academic needs using various strategies, such as Differentiated Instruction, Universal Design, small group collaboration, and one to one direct instruction. Credit deficits and maintaining grade appropriate course loads are supported by our program teachers.
The non-academic component is led by our school-based Social Worker and Child & Youth Counsellor. Their role includes addressing the non-academic social and emotional needs that are affecting a student's academic performance and daily self-management skills.
For all programs a re-entry plan is developed in conjunction with the home school to assist in the transition back to school or a new school.
Both our academic and non- academic initiatives derive themes from our Focus on Faith themes. These include but are not limited to:
- Community & the Common Good
- Human Dignity
- Human Rights & Responsibilities
Admission to Program
- referral from home school principal and/or vice-principal
- student/parent program commitment
- admission intake meeting
- development of student success plan (academic and non-academic)
- qualified teacher(s)
- social worker
- child and youth counselor
- supervising vice principal
Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education
171 Speers Road, Unit 1
Oakville, ON L6K 3W8
905-849-7555, extension 243
St. Benedict Elementary School
80 McLaughlin Avenue
Milton, ON L9T 8N2
1120 Main St. East
Milton ON L9T 6H7
8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.