Community Pathway Program
The Community Pathways Program (CPP) is a program designed to assist students in reaching their full potential through individualized and intensive instruction. The program has two phases; a four year phase where students build a strong foundation in functional academics and develop a community readiness profile. The second phase is a three year certificate phase which prepares students for life after school. The program is for students who are not meeting expectations from the Ontario Curriculum due to an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or a significant communication disorder.
Elsie MacGill Secondary School, along with the Halton District School Board, recognizes all post secondary pathways as valid and equal options for graduates. The students in the CPP will be working towards one of two different certificates: Employable Skills Certificate (ESC) and Community Skills Certificate (CSC).
SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When will Elsie MacGill SS have the Community Pathway Program?
Elsie MacGill SS will welcome its first cohort of students into our Community Pathways Program for the coming school year (September 2022).
What is the boundary criteria to attend Elsie MacGill?
The Halton District School Board has determined that all Community Pathways Program Students living in Milton, on or West of Highway 25, will attend Elsie MacGill SS. All Community Pathways Program Students living on or East of Highway 25, will attend Craig Kielburger SS.
What if my student is in a Partial Integration Placement?
Students currently in a Partial Integration placement, for the purposes of credit bearing courses or essential level programming, will remain at Craig Kielburger SS.
What if my student is currently attending CKSS in grade 9 and 10?
All students in Grade 9 (born in 2007) living West of Highway 25 who are currently attending the Community Pathways Program at Craig Kielburger SS, are being transitioned to Elsie MacGill SS for September 2022.
Will there be transition meetings for our students?
All Community Pathways Program Students who will be joining us at Elsie MacGill SS will have a student-specific transition plan. This plan will be developed by staff at both Craig Kielburger SS and Elsie MacGill SS to support your child’s transition and to help families learn more about Elsie MacGill SS and our program. Transition meetings will occur in late spring.
Further Details for the Community Pathway Program:
Years 1 Through 4