School-Within-A-College (SWAC)

This program meets the needs of students who are between the ages of 17-20 and whose learning needs are better met in a mature college environment. The primary focus are students who have left high school before graduating. Beyond this group, and when space exists in the program, it is also available to disengaged and underachieving students with the potential to succeed at the College level but who are at risk of not graduating from high school.

The program helps students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and make successful transitions to post-secondary college studies. The program enables students to earn: credits towards an OSSD, including Cooperative Education, and dual credits that may count towards their OSSD and a college certificate or diploma program in their post secondary studies.

Acceptance Requirements

  1. Students being referred to SWAC must have at least 24 credits
  2. Successfully completed 3 of their compulsory English requirements, including Grade 11 College English
  3. Successfully completed 2 of their compulsory Math requirements
  4. Suggested requirements:
    1. Have a part-time job
    2. Completed 40 Community Service Hours.

For further information please contact:

Daniel Nicoletti, SWAC Teacher

Nicholas Galatianos, Principal of Student Success


For further information on Pathways programs please contact your guidance department.

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