To be honest, I prefer the Canadian way of educating high schoolers better, but I also believe both education systems are some of the best in the world.
Centre Wellington High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
Centre Wellington District High School (CWDHS) is located within the close-knit community of Fergus, Ontario. With Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSMs) in Business, Environment, Health and Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Sports, and Technology, students can learn relevant skills for their future careers. Students can immerse themselves in the French language and culture by enrolling in the French Immersion program. Technology courses are available for students who are interested in robotics.
CWDHS campus facilities are constantly being updated with new technologies to enhance students' education. The media center recently underwent a $100,000 renovation to install new speakers and computer systems. The school also centers around a beautiful light-filled atrium as a common space. Other amenities include multiple athletic fields, swimming pools, and gymnasiums. Student can also make use of an on-campus greenhouse and auto body shop.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Athletes can choose from many team and individual sports. Students can compete in soccer, swimming, field hockey, curling, tennis, running, golf, ski racing, basketball, and volleyball. Hockey players of all skill levels can join the Canada Hockey Skills Academy.
Students can choose from a wide variety of art classes in subjects including music, theater, watercolor, prints, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and visual arts. Clubs and extracurricular activities include astronomy and environmental clubs, computer programming, and even juggling.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Centre Wellington is proud to have received a Gold Certification by the Ontario Ecoschools Program. The certification is awarded to schools that are environmentally friendly.
The school district is one hour west of Toronto. Fergus lies along the Grand River about 25 kilometers north of the university town of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. Fergus is a small, vibrant town with a population of about 20,000. Charming Elora, known for its 19th-century limestone architecture, has a population of 8,000 residents, many of whom are artists. Each of these cities, hamlets, and villages are welcoming and safe places to live.
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Awards and Accomplishments Of School
Consistently ranked within the top 250 schools in Ontario based on the Fraser report. Gold Eco School.
Every new international student takes part in a 5-day orientation before school starts, including practical advice for the school & community, and a 3-day true Canadian summer experience at world famous Algonquin Park.
Glen Wagner- 2009 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellance
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 17 acres Campus Size
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsSpecialist High Skills Major Program: Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Business, Health & Wellness, Horticulture & Landscape, Hospitality & Tourism, IT, Sports, Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction, Environment. Technical courses offered in culinary arts, hospitality / travel and tourism, manufacturing and construction technology (virtual reality, computer hardware, robotics), farm program, horticulture, and environmental science. Offers an Outdoor program option for senior students - camping, leadership, survival (extra cost around $350). Has a Karate Program for credit with black belt instructor. Also has a Hockey School that runs in both semesters 1 and 2. French Immersion Program.
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Students must be strong in English Five day orientation included in the price for International Students
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