From failing class to getting top marks

Jen Thompson admits attendance was an issue for her in high school. The almost-17-year-old ended up failing two courses because of her habit of skipping class to hang out with her friends. But since she joined the School within a College program at the Barrie campus of Georgian College, her work habits have greatly improved, […]

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SWAC program helps student get back on track

Jack St John was hit with the challenge of ulcerative colitis in grade 11. The triple A hockey player who has posted 100-point seasons in his career was sidelined by the inflammatory bowel disease that flares up unpredictably. He missed many weeks of school in grades 11 and 12 leaving him five credits short of […]

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One student’s journey

Christal Ouimette left home on Saugeen First Nation at 15 years of age to live by herself. Six years later she is on the dean’s list at Georgian College while mentoring other Indigenous students. The path between those two points wasn’t easy, but Christal credits the Flex School within a College program on the Owen […]

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Many reasons to take a dual credit

For Kharesa Jamieson, a Grade 12 student from St Theresa’s High School in Midland, taking a dual credit will help her graduate with her peers and explore a career path. She is studying Introduction to Psychology at the Midland campus of Georgian College. “I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and had to take my Grade […]

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Small Engine Dual Credit Revs Up Student’s Inner Drive

The world needs more tradespeople, and for Ashlie Elkerton that couldn’t be better news. As a student of the Small Engine Function & Design Dual Credit in Midland, Ashlie spent the past few months test driving her dream career. “I love cars. I’m currently enrolled in an extremely rich co-op placement at a mechanic shop […]

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Indigenous Dual Credit Helps Student Explore his Roots and his Future

Seventeen-year-old James Juneau from Midland admits that he struggled with motivation in secondary school. “I’ve really had no idea where I wanted to go and I didn’t really get any ideas of what I wanted to be, or how my skills would help people,” he says. “To be honest I struggled with even knowing who […]

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Student Believes Dual Credit is Improving her Skills

Oliva Spencer has her guidance counsellor to thank for introducing her to dual credit as an option to gain high school credits. “We discussed how it would help me in my future as well as helping me finish high school. For me that was the key – the dual nature of the benefits,” she explains. […]

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Dual Credit Provides Confidence for Secondary Student

Jess Smith was like many high school students—a little uncertain about her future and unsure about her abilities. She was considering a career as an Early Childhood Educator; through the hands on learning in her dual credit program, she now has the confidence to follow through on that plan. “I knew I needed to push […]

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School Within a College Helps Student Turn Life Around

Kyla Cosier is among the high school students who expect to graduate through the School within a College(SWAC) program running at Georgian College in partnership with her school board. She’s had medical issues and suffered a significant family loss which led her to be under credited in school. However, the chance to come to the […]

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300 Students Complete Fall Dual Credits

More than 300  secondary school students completed dual credits at Georgian College this fall, and many are raving about the experience.  Among the twenty-one courses offered across seven campuses was Criminology, taught by instructor Noelle Kirk. Jenna McAlendin wasn’t sure about leaving her high school to come to Georgian to take Criminology, but she says […]

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