What is a Peer Tutor?
A peer tutor is someone who cares about others and provides assistance to those students who request extra help.
Who Can Benefit?
Anyone! – Tutors, Students, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Parents
Peer Tutoring may be available at LDSS through the Guidance Office to provide short and long term tutoring to students and provide assistance in exam and test preparation.
The Dual Credit Program provides secondary school students with the opportunity to earn a number of dual credits by participating in apprenticeship training and post-secondary courses that count towards both their secondary school diploma and their post-secondary diploma or apprenticeship certification. Please contact our Guidance department for further information and Dual Credit course offerings.
Rainbow District School Board teachers deliver online courses using a learning management system that students can access at school and at home. Students can supplement their timetable with an online course, giving them greater flexibility and choice in completing their secondary school diploma. Students can take courses that are not available at their home school or not accessible due to scheduling conflicts. The online courses provide a new learning option for students – one that maximizes the use of technology. E-Learning courses are very interactive. A wide variety of technology is used to support online learning, including electronic whiteboards, chat rooms, e-mail, and discussion groups. Contact our Guidance Department for the current list of e-Learning courses offered.
Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school. Where such learning has occurred outside Ontario classrooms, students enrolled in Ontario secondary schools and inspected private schools may have their skills and knowledge evaluated against the expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the secondary school diploma. This formal evaluation and accreditation process involves two components: equivalency and challenge. Equivalency involves the assessment of credentials from other jurisdictions for placement purposes. The challenge process refers to the process whereby students’ prior learning is assessed for the purpose of granting credit(s). Only Grades 10 to 12 courses that are offered by the Rainbow District School Board may be challenged. Interested students should contact their Principal before the end of December.