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Immaculata High School Achievement Centre at St. Mary's Home

Students who can attend this achievement centre

This achievement centre offers pregnant teens the opportunity to earn credits towards their OSSD as they prepare for the birth of their infants. Many students of St. Mary’s Home have had gaps in their education. The welcoming classroom setting and the valuable programs delivered at the Home re-engage these young women in a motivating and supportive environment.

Benefits of attending this centre

This special link between the OCSB and St. Mary’s Home began in spring 2000. The classroom combines a warm and inviting mood with state-of-the-art technology. High school credits are earned in a variety of subjects under the guidance of a full-time teacher. Working together with St. Mary’s Home programs, the Immaculata High School Achievement Centre offers a respectful and supportive environment. In this way, two generations benefit at once: both mother and baby.

Outcomes

The students here are offered a program that leads to a high school diploma or other educational or job opportunities. They will be motivated to take control of their life choices. The schooling at this achievement centre guides the development of the whole person.

Testimonials:

“Finishing high school has always been my dream. I want to be proud of myself and make something out of my life. St Mary’s is allowing me to get one step closer to my dreams.” – C.J.

“When you find yourself heading down the wrong path you can always turn back. The choices you’ve made in the past can have a very big impact on your future but that does not mean that you cannot change for the better.” – M.I.

“Are you pregnant and don’t know what to do? St. Mary’s Hoeme is here for you. We have a teacher that will accept you, involve you in school activities and offer a variety of different programs. It’s really great.” – C.S.