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Located in Burlington, four of Halton District School Board’s public high schools welcome international students in grades 9-12. All schools in the District are renowned for their excellent academics. Burlington Central High School offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses, a French immersion program and accepts ESL students of any level. M.M. Robinson High School has a Specialist High Skills Major in Business, and Aldershot High School is proud of its award-winning Eco-Studies Major and Can-Fit Training Program. Along with a Gifted Program, Nelson High School adds a Specialist High Skills Major in Arts & Culture. No wonder famous District alumni include actors Jim Carrey and Ryan Gosling.
Community Information: Burlington is situated halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls along Lake Ontario. The city is ranked one of safest and best places to live in Canada, striking a balance between an urban, big city lifestyle and the charm of small-town living.
The Upper Grand District School Board’s Centre Wellington District High School is located within the communities of Elora and Fergus, and Westside Secondary School is in Orangeville. Both high schools welcome international study abroad students in grades 9-12. Centre Wellington District High school offers a fully composite dual-track curriculum with both English and Immersion French programs available. Westside Secondary School adds vocational training in construction, hairstyling and aesthetics, and hospitality and tourism programs to their traditional academic courses.
Community Information: The school district is one hour west of Toronto. Fergus lies along the Grand River about 25km north of university town of Guelph. Fergus is a small vibrant town with a population of about 20,767 and it’s growing fast, and Orangeville, which hosts a Blues & Jazz Festival each year, was the 2015 winner of the “Great Places in Canada” award. Charming Elora, known for its 19th-century limestone architecture, has a population of 7,756 residents, many of whom are artists.
Located in Van Kleek Hill in eastern Ontario, Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute has a reputation for providing strong academics, sports and a variety of extracurricular pursuits. Offering international students language support with the ESL program, it also has a Specialist High Skills Major Program in Health and Wellness. One great benefit is the school’s small and intimate setting, which allows teachers and students to really get to know each other.
Community Information: Located in Eastern Ontario, VanKleek Hill (population around 2,000) is situated about an hour’s drive from both downtown Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario. Affectionately called “The Gingerbread Capital of Ontario” because of the architectural woodworking details on many of its Victorian-era buildings, it’s a thriving community with a local hockey and soccer team. The tight-knit community has lots of events that take place at the town’s arena and fair grounds, plus it has a nine-hole golf course with a driving range, plus plenty of parks, pubs, restaurants and even a museum to enjoy.
Located on traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations along the central west coast of Vancouver Island, Alberni District Secondary High School serves young adults in grades 8-12. Embracing its diversity, the District offers an optional early French immersion program, along with leadership and forestry programs. Maintaining an ongoing partnership with nearby North Island College, they have dual credit classes, as well as courses in EMR, hairdressing and health care designed to enhance and extend secondary learning experiences for teens and adults.
Community Information: Located on the West Coast of Canada, the town of Port Alberni is a short ferry ride from the metropolitan city of Vancouver. With a reputation for its friendly citizens and affordable lifestyle, Port Alberni boasts lots of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy, like mountain biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing. Close to both shopping and unspoiled wilderness, the surrounding area has lakes, rivers and rugged coastline with sandy beaches less than two hour’s drive away.