Simcoe Alternative Secondary School

The SCDSB offers alternative secondary school programs in 10 satellite locations of the Simcoe Alternative Secondary School throughout Simcoe County. The school is designed for students who have difficulty coping with a large school setting and who may benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one assistance, flexibility and close relationships with the teachers.

Students will receive help developing an Educational Pathway Plan, which may include a transition plan to:

  • High school or Adult Learning Centre for completion for their OSSD

  • The workplace

  • Apprenticeship

  • College

How can I attend Simcoe Alternative Secondary School?

Students may either self-refer or be referred by the guidance department, Student Success teams, school administrators or outside agencies.

Students will receive a personal interview to determine if the Simcoe Alternative Secondary School is the best choice to meet his/her needs. All students will be given support in continuing their educational journey, whether or not the student is accepted into the school.

What to expect once enrolled

Upon admission into the Simcoe Alternative Secondary School, students will build an individualized learner profile to help develop educational and career life paths. Course work may be a combination of regular classes, independent courses, dual credits, eLearning and credit recovery.

Staff and students work together to build a community culture where everyone is accepted and encouraged to set goals, develop plans and make progress towards graduation. Every location provides students the opportunity to learn in a safe, non-threatening setting. Smaller class sizes create an atmosphere of personalized learning and individualized or small group instruction.

Students have access to a social worker, special education teacher and guidance counsellor to receive support for any social or emotional issues. They are also available to provide advice on achieving educational, career and life planning goals.

Guiding principles of Alternative Education

It is the student's choice to attend Simcoe Alternative Secondary School. The school provides an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of their own strengths and capacity to learn and grow, and emphasizes the importance of essential skills and work habits.

Simcoe Alternative Secondary School is focused on individualized, differentiated instruction to support the achievement and well-being all students. Each campus has developed close and supportive partnerships with community organizations to support student growth and development.

Expectations are set high, and students are well-supported as they strive to reach personal and academic goals.

For information please contact altschool@scdsb.on.ca.

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Locations

Alliston
Address & contact information

 

Address: 2nd floor - 46 Wellington St. W., Alliston
Phone: 705-435-2707

Teachers

 

Jaclynn Fisher
Period 1: Gr. 11 English (College/Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Intro to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology (College)

Julia Fleming
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Equity, Diversity and Social Justice (Workplace) - eLearning

Laura Hope
Period 1: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Environmental Science (Workplace)

Bradford
Address & contact information

 

Address: 157 Holland St., East, Bradford
Phone: 905-775-9878

Teachers

 

Angela Ferris
Period 1: Gr. 11 World Views and Aspirations of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities in Canada
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Law

Wendy Smallwood
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 12 English (College) - eLearning

Collingwood
Address & contact information

 

Address: 180 Ontario St., Collingwood, ON
Phone: 705-443-5409

Teachers

 

Angela Bosco
Period 1: Gr. 10 English (Applied and Locally Developed)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Dynamics of Human Relationships (Open)

Melissa Bader
Period 1: Gr. 11 Environmental Science (Workplace/College)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Health of Life (College)

Melanie Stefanik  
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 12 Chemistry (College) - eLearning

Essa
Address & contact information

 

Address: 211 Mill St., Angus, Unit 3
Phone: 705-424-6679

Teachers

 

Frank Cunsolo
Period 1: Gr. 10 English (Applied and Locally Developed)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 The Enterprising Person (Open)
Innisfil
Address & contact information

 

Address: 1070 Innisfil Beach Rd., Innisfil, Unit 18 & 19
Phone: 705-431-5595


Teachers

 

Karen deBoer
Period 1: Gr. 12 Math (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies

Shannon Fleuellingy 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Dynamics of Healthy Relationships (Open)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Literacy Course / Gr. 10 Literacy Skills


Midland
Address & contact information

 

Address: 478 Bay St., Midland
Phone: 705-526-6381

Teachers

 

Monika Milek-Hopkins (mmilekhopkins@scdsb.on.ca)
Period 1: Grade 11 Math, College level
Period 2/3: Grade 11 Food & Culture, Workplace level

Mary Jeffries (mjeffries@scdsb.on.ca)
Period 1: Grade 12 English, Workplace/College level
Period 2/3: Grade 11 Travel & Tourism
North Barrie
Address & contact information

 

Address: Bayfield Mall, 320 Bayfield St., Barrie 
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Greg Taylor
Period 1: Gr. 12 Math (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Environmental Science (Workplace/College)

Jennifer Wereschuk
Period 1: Gr. 11/12 Math (Workplace) - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 12 Science (Workplace/College) - eLearning

Victoria Iceton
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning , Gr. 10 Discovering the Workplace
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Math (Workplace) - eLearning
Orillia
Address & contact information

 

Address: 8-70 Front St., Orillia
Phone: 705-325-4911

Teachers

 

Steve Willms 
Period 1: Gr. 12 Personal Life Management (Open)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11/12 Math (Workplace)

Sonja Hillis
Period 1: Gr. 10 English (Applied and Locally Developed)
Period 2/3: Gr. 12 Science (Workplace)

Wes McCarthy
Period 1: Gr. 11 Media Arts (Open) - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Literacy Course - eLearning

Address & contact information

 

Address: 575 West St., South #15, Orillia
Phone: 705-325-9279 

Teachers

 

Lloyd Stringer 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Entrepreneurship (College) - eLearning
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 The Digital Environment (Open) - eLearning
South Barrie
Address & contact information

 

Address: 2-630 Huronia Rd., Barrie
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Sean Rogers 
Period 1: Gr. 11 English (College)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 World History Since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions

Samantha Williamson 
Period 1: Gr. 12 Science (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11/12 Math (Workplace)

Janet Trichilo 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Travel and Tourism
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Literacy Course / Gr. 10 Literacy Skills

Helena Broad 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Law (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies 

Allie Parker 
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning
Period 2/3: MBF 3BC
Young Parents Program
Address & contact information

 

Address: 2-630 Huronia Rd., Barrie
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Sean Rogers 
Period 1: Gr. 11 English (College)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 World History Since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions

Samantha Williamson 
Period 1: Gr. 12 Science (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11/12 Math (Workplace)

Janet Trichilo 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Travel and Tourism
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Literacy Course / Gr. 10 Literacy Skills

Helena Broad 
Period 1: Gr. 11 Law (Workplace)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies 

Allie Parker 
Period 1: Credit Recovery - eLearning
Period 2/3: MBF 3BC
7th Fire
Address & contact information

 

Address: 175 Yonge St., Midland
Phone: 705-526-5589

Teachers

 

Alex Sisson
Period 1: Gr. 10 Math (Applied and Locally Developed)
Period 2/3: Gr. 11 The Enterprising Person (Open) 

Tori Cumming
Period 1: Gr. 10 English (Applied and Locally Developed)
Period 2/3: Student Success 

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