What is the Student Success initiative?
The Ministry of Education has mandated that every high school in
Ontario have a Student Success Team to support students as they work toward
meeting their graduation requirements.
Who are the Student Success Team?
The Student Success Team consists of all staff members who are
represented by: the Guidance Department lead, the Special Education Lead, the
Student Success Teacher and Administration.
What are the Responsibilities of the Student Success Team?
- Track, co-ordinate and share responsibilities for gathering data
- Develop school procedures and models for the delivery of Student Success
- Student monitoring, identifying and tracking
- Direct student advocacy and mentoring
- Student instruction and interventions
- Student transitions with particular focus on grade 8-9 transitions
- School-wide staff development
Student Success Initiatives
Credit Support I
Delivered through the student success room (subject specialists
provide extra help), credit support I is an extra help program that runs every
period of the day, every day of the week throughout the entire semester.
Referral can be through a teacher, parent or the student themselves.
Credit Support II
Delivered through the student success room in the final three
weeks of course, credit support II is a teacher referred support program for
students to get extra help with the completion of assignments/expectations that
they have not yet met but must meet in order to earn a credit.
Only through teacher referral, a student may contract to have the
deadline for the submission of an assignment/expectation extended into the
formal exam period. The student may have support for the completion of this
work through the student success room which is available for extra help
everyday throughout the formal exams.
Through teacher referral, or the approval of the Student Success
Team, a student may continue to work on the expectations required to earn a
credit beyond the end of the formal semester time period. Students who are
working on a credit recovery are required to complete a learning contract
confirming the expectations they need to demonstrate in order to achieve the
credit. This contract must be signed by the credit recovery teacher, a
parent/guardian and the student. Any credit earned through credit recovery will
show on the student's transcript as a second attempt at the course. The
original attempt at the course will be recorded as a failure (unsuccessful
attempt). The credit recovery mark will reflect the level of understanding the
student attains in their second attempt at demonstrating the expectations.
For further information on Simcoe County District School Board
Student Success Initiatives, please refer to the following resources:
Simcoe County District School Board, Student Success
Barrie North Collegiate
Student Success Teacher:
Sandra Appleby ext. 41017