School within a College (SWAC) students graduate

In addition to Georgian’s convocation, School within a College (SWAC) graduation ceremonies were held at our Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay and Midland campuses in June.  These classes allow secondary students to finish their high school diplomas in an alternative setting while also earning college credits. Many SWAC students faced significant barriers to graduation, […]


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DUAL CREDIT TEACHER PROUD OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

As part of provincial policy, every dual credit student receives the support of a secondary teacher while attending Georgian College. The role encompasses a wide range of duties, from ensuring students know when a bus is bringing them to campus, to reminding them about assignments, to helping out when a crisis hits. Craig Robertson, who […]


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Dual Credit Courses Underway for Spring

Even though the college is between semesters, ten dual credit courses started this week at three different Georgian College campuses, along with one secondary school.   The dual credit project, a partnership of the college and five school boards has long run compressed courses in the spring to meet student need.   “Most of our spring […]


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Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer demonstrates the range of students taking dual credits at Georgian College. The program is designed for students facing challenges towards graduation but that does not mean that these students are not academically strong.  The challenges are often connected to social and mental health. Emma came to dual credit on the Muskoka campus following […]


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Julia Sutherland

Less than a year ago, Julia Sutherland was not attending school. As of June, she will be a high school graduate with four college credits on her transcript.  And the 17-year-old can thank, in part, the dual credit program at Georgian. In the Summer of 2016, Julia took a chance and signed up for a […]


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Joey Giovannone

In his own words, Joey Giovannone was “arrogant and immature” at his regular high school. He was behind in credit accumulation, was skipping classes and didn’t get along with others at his school.  Today though Joey has accepted a spot in Georgian College’s Police Foundations program complete with a spot in residence in Orillia this […]


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Dual credit program perfect for young mother

 Cyndy Booth is the mother of a two year old daughter who fell behind in high school because of her pregnancy. But connecting with the dual credit program at Georgian College is helping her catch up and providing motivation for her future. “Before I got pregnant, I wanted to (go to college), but I just […]


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Dual Credits Make the Difference

Eighteen-year-old  Samantha Todd took her first dual credit in the fall of 2016. She says studying Sustainable Materials, Finishes and Furnishings from the Interior Decorating program turned out to be a great choice. “This was a great experience for me where I got both a high school credit and college credit, and now I’m closer […]


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First Ever Dual Credit Award Recipient

For the first time ever, Georgian College has awarded a scholarship to a student who has taken a dual credit here and gone on to enroll in a full time program. The inaugural winner is Megan Federovich, a graduate of Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie and now in her second semester of the Child and […]


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Christopher Hiscock

If at first you don’t succeed…. Christopher Hiscock learned about dual credits when he was attending the Angus Alternative School. He was excited about the opportunity to take a college credit that would count towards his secondary diploma.  But the first course he chose didn’t suit him, and he dropped out. But Christopher didn’t give […]


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