Young Parent School Program

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The Young Parent School Program can help parents who are 16 - 27 years of age who are interested in earning credits for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

"The Young Parent School Program is such an open and welcoming place.  I started here in September with only my Grade 9 and 10 credits.  Now, after a year, I'm on track to graduate.  The school program at the Rose of Durham has really changed my life." -Shayla

What is the Parent School Program?

The Young Parent School program allows young mothers and fathers to obtain credits for OSSD while studying in a supported learning environment.  Students in the program are supported by caring adults that include a teacher from the Durham Catholic District School Board and a Rose of Durham counsellor. 

Who is eligible for the Young Parent School Program?

If you are parenting or pregnant and:

  • Between the ages of 16 - 27 years of age and are registered with the Rose of Durham;
  • Enrolled in Durham Catholic DSB alternative education or in adult education.

What supports are provided by the Rose of Durham?

You will have a Rose of Durham Counsellor for support while you are in the program. 

Rose of Durham supports include:

  • 1:1 counselling
  • Community connections
  • Family donations

Program Details

Students who are 16 & 17 years of age are registered with Father Donald MacLellan CSS.

Students who are 18 - 27 years of age are registered in Adult Education with Archbishop Anthony Meagher CCEC.

The Program is:

  • Located at the Rose of Durham, 707 Simcoe Street S., Oshawa
  • Mondays and Wednesdays (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Continuous Intake
  • If you are parenting a child under the age of 1, you may bring your child to class with you.

The Program provides:

  • Hot lunch
  • Access to all programs and services at the Rose of Durham
  • Options to earn credits for OSSD
  • Credit recovery
  • PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) for mature students
  • 1:1 support for young parents.

If you have questions, please contact:

Rose of Durham (905) 432-3622 or the Oshawa Campus / Ajax Campus

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