Reconnect & Reengagement

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Father Donald MacLellan Catholic Secondary School Programs

The Durham Catholic District School Board is proud to provide a continuum of programs and services to students in the Durham Region. Courses and support services available through Father Donald MacLellan Catholic Secondary School have been designed to meet the needs of those students who, for whatever reason, experience challenges achieving success in a traditional school setting. Each of the programs described below can lead to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Through the provision of alternate settings, smaller class sizes, opportunities for independent study, co-op placements, dual credits, as well as options for both part and full time programs, the staff at Father Donald MacLellan Catholic Secondary School are able to tailor programs to meet individual learning needs. When combined with academic and non-academic support, these programs have helped many students in the Durham Region to achieve success and graduate! For more information, feel free to contact one of our friendly staff members to discuss your options.

Reconnect Program

Whitby Campus
905.666.1146, Ext 0

Our Reconnect program is for students 16 to 17 years of age who may be credit deficient and/or have or had attendance issues and/or may be experiencing difficulty completing their OSSD requirements in a traditional secondary school setting

Program Description

  • Small, supportive class setting
  • Full and part-time programming includes teacher-led classes, credit recovery, experiential learning, independent learning, and Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
  • Restorative practice philosophy
  • Support from Child and Youth Counselor and Social Worker to network with the community agencies
  • Guidance support for post-secondary pathway
  • Re-engagement Program

Reengagement Program

Oshawa Campus
905.438.0570, Ext 8448

Ajax Campus
905.683.7713

Our Reengagement program is for students 18 to 21 years of age who may have, for a variety of reasons, left a traditional school setting before they obtained their OSSD. Students in this program are seeking an adult education model in order to obtain the OSSD.

Program Description

  • Small, supportive classroom setting designed to re-engage early leavers to assist students in OSSD completion
  • Individualized program
  • Co-operative education
  • Partial and full day program
  • Child and Youth Counselor and Social Worker support
  • Guidance support for students transitioning to post-secondary pathway

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