The Intermediate Program offers a dual track program for approximately 110 grade 7 and 8 students. Our highly energetic Intermediate staff offer outstanding extra-curricular opportunities in all sports, arts and academic enrichment.
Lively District Secondary School offers eight diverse programs to meet student interests and abilities. The secondary programs offer choices for students in planning their destinations.
The Innovative Integrated Technology Program (InIT) at Lively District Secondary School combines a variety of core subjects with innovative technology classes. Lively District Secondary School works in partnership with businesses and industry to provide relevant and meaningful activities to students through job shadowing, field trips and industry recognized certifications that prepare them to become competitive in a global market. The InIT program encourages problem solving through the design process, integrating digital technology and industry standard software and hardware. In order to meet the requirements for an InIT certificate, College bound students will be required to complete six technolgy courses and maintain a minimum 70% average. University bound students will be required to complete four technology courses and maintain a minimum 80% average.
Transportation is provided for students not living within our boundaries who are enrolled in our InIT program. Important information regarding applying to the Innovative Integrated Technology (InIT) Program as a result of the current provincial labour situation: Lively District Secondary School will consider your child’s Grade 7 report card from June 2019 and Grade 8 progress report from November 2019. No student will be denied access to the Innovative Integrated Technology (InIT) Program based on the decision to not generate report cards for elementary schools.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a program of enrichment gearing students for advanced standing or placement in affiliated Universities. Successful completion of this four year program will distinguish students for scholarship opportunities and provide opportunities to obtain first year University accreditation.
French Immersion language courses are offered at Lively District Secondary School to extend a student’s enhancement of French as a Second Language. (These courses include FIF1D, FIF2D, FIF3D, and FIF4D.) (It is to be noted however that the full French Immersion program is not offered at LDSS.)
The Specialist High Skills Major in Mining focuses on students whose pathways include university, college and apprenticeship programs. Part of the curriculum focus will provide co-operative education programs and sector certifications, helping students acquire essential knowledge and skills for direct entry into mining related programs at University and College or mining related Apprenticeships.
The Specialist High Skills Major in Sport provides opportunities for students to gain sector certifications linked to various areas of the professional world of sport. First Aid, AED and CPR are certifications that are also undertaken. Part of the curriculum focus will provide co-operative education programs helping students acquire essential knowledge and skills for direct entry into Sport, Sports Science, Sports Administration and Sports Journalism related programs at University and College or related Apprenticeships.
The Specialist High Skills Major in the Environment focuses on students whose pathways include university, college and apprenticeship programs. Part of the curriculum focus will provide co-operative education programs and sector certifications, helping students acquire essential knowledge and skills for direct entry into environmental related programs at University and College or environment related Apprenticeships.
The Essentials Work Skills Program is a four year program providing instruction for the student who has difficulties meeting the demands of the regular secondary school program. Programming is offered at the Essentials / Workplace levels. Students receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma upon completion of year four. Students may choose destination opportunities in the Workplace, College helper programs or in an Apprenticeship.
The Transition Program is a four year program which provides instruction for the student who has significant difficulties meeting academic demands of the regular secondary school program. The emphasis of this program is on the transition to the workplace and the enhancement of independent living skills. Students receive a Certificate of Accomplishment upon completion of the four year program.
Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs are designed to be challenging and flexible while providing meaningful instruction and experience to all participants. The school believes that the home and the community are essential for the total education and self-realization of every student. With them, the school shares the responsibility to develop excellence in each individual so far as his / her ability permits.