Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Cooperative Education: Pupils are typically in the senior grades, and each student will have a post-secondary pathway: college, apprenticeship, university, work, community living and may be studying in any subject area earning 2 or 4 credits in the sector-based placement. 

Dual Credit: Are programs approved by the Ministry of Education that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

SWAC: School Within a College is a Student Success Initiative. It involves a partnership between the TDSB and Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, and Seneca College. It offers students in grade 12 or 12+ the opportunity to earn secondary school credits and two Dual Credits.

OYAP: the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomechanical Engineering- University of Toronto: A collaboration between graduate student instructors and GH Science Staff. Each semester, approximately 65 secondary STEM students, 4 educators, 15 graduate student instructors, and 2 faculty members are involved in Discovery. Small student groups work in a capstone format, incorporating iterative design principles and the scientific method to address thematically-related but subject-specific research projects that satisfy curriculum requirements. Educators assign 10-15% of semester course grades to deliverables and quantitatively assess student comprehension. The semester culminates in a final symposium where students present their findings in scientific poster format.

Specialist High Skills Major:  is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. George Harvey runs 4 SHSM’s:

Arts & Culture; Health & Wellness; Information & Communication Technology; and, Non-Profit.

Youth Fusion: Students in Communications Tech class form teams and learn the entire process of developing and promoting a video game. They receive training in numerous disciplines from Ubisoft Corp and are led by mentors through the process. A project tailor made to acquire technical skills and knowledge pertaining to the video gaming industry and learn the soft skills of teamwork and creative problem-solving.