Community Pathway

What is the Outlook?

  • Special Education staff, parents, and community support agencies work collaboratively to plan and prepare students for life in the community upon exiting secondary school.
  • Options include, but are not limited to volunteer work, paid employment and participation in recreational programs.
  • Some students may be able to access specialized programs offered at Ontario Community Colleges ( i.e. CICE – Community Integration through Co-operative Education ).

What is required of me?

  • Students with Special Education needs who are primarily accessing non-credit courses leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment need to display significant progress in completing individual, personal, and educational goals.
  • Students working towards an Ontario Secondary School Certificate [OSSC] need to successfully complete a minimum of 14 credits including 7 compulsory and 7 elective, or optional courses.
  • Students in this pathway may remain in secondary school until June of the year that the student turns 21 years of age

How can I get more information?

Visit these important sites:

Developmental Services Ontario

Community Living Ontario