COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

The purpose of the George S. Henry Academy Cooperative Education program is to provide students with a meaningful work experience in an out-of-school work environment. The co-op program enables students to further develop the necessary skills and acquire appropriate work habits necessary for successful employment. Students will be placed in a work environment where their learning will be linked to their in-school course.

Co-op at Henry allows students to earn Co-operative Education credits through a combination of on-line/classroom activities and assignments, homework and demonstrations of learning that will be assessed at the work place. Credits will be based on the students’ ability to demonstrate the expectations from the workplace and a related Ontario high school credit course. A final mark will be determined through the assessment of the students’ in-school learning and their practical application of the related course expectations in the workplace.

George S. Henry Academy offers half-day and full-day Co-op courses. Visit the Experiential Learning website.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR (SHSM) AND THE ROLE OF CO-OP

The Co-op program plays an integral role in Henry's Health and Wellness SHSM program.  Each student in the SHSM program must complete a minimum of two Co-operative education credits in a work placement related to Health Studies, Fitness, or Childcare.  

Cooperative education courses provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting that enable students to refine, extend, apply, and practise the sector-specific knowledge and skills acquired in their other SHSM courses. 


CENTRAL CO-OP PLACEMENTS

Special Note: Students must apply one semester in advance if they are interested these programs. Summary of Central Programs 


ONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

OYAP 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. OYAP Website

 

COOP TEACHERS

Sheldon Benoit: sheldon.benoit@tdsb.on.ca

Jason Brinder: jason.brinder@tdsb.on.ca

 

We have a number of programs to assist students in making the transition from High School to College, University, or the workplace. This includes our School within a College program (SWAC), our Dual Credit program plus a host of other bridging programs help keep students motivated and on track.  For more information, please see our Student Success page.



COURSE OUTLINE

Co-op Outline