The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer a full range of academic programs for international students from Grades 9 - 12, leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Our International Education program provides a variety of services to our international students, making their time in Canada as enjoyable and educational as possible. Homestays can be arranged through the program, providing students extra opportunities to practice English and engage in Canadian culture, all within a safe, caring and supportive environment.
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Students can study a variety of subjects, including French, English, geography, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, physical education, arts and technology and religion. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered as well and included in the regular school program.
(Pictured above: Students with board staff and board trustees at the 2016 Welcome of International Students to our community, held at Albert College, Belleville)
The Supervisor of the program maintains contact with all the students throughout their stay in Canada and helps students with any questions or concerns while in the program. An orientation will be arranged and includes a tour of the school and an initial academic assessment that is used to develop a program that best suits the student's individual needs. Students will become familiar with the school environment and the community that they will be living in. Students will meet with a guidance councillor to assist with course selections and a teacher-counsellor is assigned to each student who can answer questions on program requirements, post-secondary options and provides additional personal support. Students can have transportation arranged from the school to their home and parents will receive regular reports from the school on their child's progress.
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School - Kingston
Nicholson Catholic College - Belleville
International students must complete an application form (International Education Application Package.pdf) in order to be considered for admission into the program. Accompanying the application, the Board requires the student's immunization records, a transcript (written in English) describing the student's grade placement, numerical marks and personal conduct through the last school year. Numerical grades from their previous school year should also be included.
Additional information: Application Information.pdf
Homestay Family is an important part of the International Education experience
for the student.
are coming to Canada to learn English, or in some cases to improve, their
English, to prepare for entrance into a Canadian university, and to experience
the North American culture and family life.
following information has been designed to explain the general polices of the
Homestay Program. Rules and expectations are meant to be a guide only. Homestay
Parent(s) and students are asked to review the information upon arrival and
adjust the information to suit their individual situations.
Homestay Guide for Families.pdf
Homestay Student Guide.pdf