School Profile

School Profile

Yorkdale Secondary School

Our EdVance Program is a specialized quadmestered high school for students between 18 to 20 years of age.  EdVance is an intensive and highly personal full-time program.  Students enter our EdVance Program with very few credits, are in need of a fresh start and are committed and serious about learning.  Our specialized teachers and support staff help our students build self-confidence as they develop their academic skills.  If a student’s goal is to graduate and enter the workforce, or pursue college or university opportunities, our EdVance Programs helps them reach their goals.  We offer a wide range of subjects that balance a strong emphasis on literacy with the development of Essential Skills. In addition, Co-operative Education placements provide real-world tests of a student’s abilities and maturity.

Yorkdale Secondary School students have a great opportunity to earn credits fast – up to 12 credits in just one year, and at the same time, can take advantage of PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) to earn credits for knowledge and skills acquired outside of the classroom.  Our students enjoy a free nutrition break every morning, intramural sports, field trips, small class sizes, dedicated and caring teachers, plus a guidance counselor and youth worker to provide ongoing support

Enrolement is limited!!!