Student Success & Special Programs

Student Success

At West Hill, our Student Success Team works to provide the extra supports and attention for students who require them.  Our team is comprised of the Administration, student success teachers, guidance counsellors, special education teachers and subject teachers of specific students.  Our objective is to provide students with the necessary tools to support their learning while also providing an environment to engage students in their high school experience.  

In addition to our student support team, Student Success is responsible for our STEM programSpecialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Automotive Technology, Advanced Placement (AP) and the Imani Mentorship Program.

One of the aims of Student Success is to increase the credit accumulation of students. The following initiatives are in place to assist students: 

  • Credit Recovery Classes – students who have been unsuccessful in a course may be offered the opportunity to recover the credit during a following semester or year. Selection process is based on past student achievement, attendance patterns, and overall credit accumulation. 
  • Credit Rescue –teachers offer an opportunity for a student to complete missed or incomplete assignments in order to “rescue” a credit that may be at risk. 
  • Transitions Initiatives –  a variety of projects are in place to assist students transitioning from grade 8 to 9 and from grade 12 to post-secondary or the workplace. The Student Success Team works with other departments to offer grade 8 to 9 intake meetings, Grade 9Head Start Day, and Grade 9 Parent Information Session. The Team also works with grade 12s to assist with career and post-secondary planning.