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Dual Credits

There are a number of dual credit opportunities available to students in the Limestone District School Board each semester.  A variety of courses in disciplines such as Early Childhood Education, Police Foundations, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts and Business, and trades are among the possibilities. Contact the Guidance department at your school to see what is being offered this semester.

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Through Dual Credits students have the opportunity to:
  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training
  • Gain experience that will help them with their post-secondary education or apprenticeship
  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers.
What are the benefits?
  • Students gain exposure to college programs which will allow them to make more informed decisions regarding their post-secondary destination
  • Students can earn a college credit and a secondary school credit.
  • Tuition, books and transportation costs will be paid by the School College Work Initiative.
  • Students will have the opportunity to experience campus life and learn at the college level.
  • A Limestone District School Board dual credit teacher is at the college to monitor students and assist them in being successful in their courses.
Who is eligible?
  • All Grade 11 or 12 students are eligible.
  • Applicants must be flexible, self-reliant, mature and committed.
  • It is preferable that students are enrolled in a cooperative education program to allow for flexibility in scheduling but not manditory.
For more information about the Dual Credit Program, contact a Guidance Counsellor or Contact Kelly Pilgrim at:

Dual Credit Programs
FALL 2016....
  • Program registration now closed.
WINTER 2017....

  • Applications open for Winter Semseter Dual Credit Programs on October 17.
  • Equal consideration deadline is November 4, after that date students will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 
  • Courses will begin in January and February and end at various times from April to June.  
  • Check out course options at:
*Please note: Start and end dates are listed in individual program information and dates pages.

SWAC (School Within A College) - ARE YOU READY TO TRANSITION TO COLLEGE? (Fall 2016 (New) & Winter 2017)
The aim of the SWAC program is to meet the needs of students who are between the ages of 17-20, who are within 5 credits of obtaining their OSSD who are ready to transition to college.  Students are based out of St. Lawrence College for Semeter 1 or 2 and are enrolled in a dual credit, english, math and co-op. Please contact your guidance office for more information.
Students will be enrolled in Gr 12 English, Gr 11/12 Math, Co-op and a Dual Credit (College Credit).  

Description of Types of Dual Credits:
  • Integrated Dual Credits: Students go to the college once or twice per week and take a college course along with other college students. Students may take courses in business, film studies, esthetics, PSW, BST, police foundations, child and youth worker, hospitality & tourism.  There are also seats in the following Level 1 Apprenticeships:
  • Cook Level 1 Apprenticeship (Fall)
  • Hairstylist - Level 1 Apprenticeship (Fall/Winter)
  • Plumbing Level 1 Apprenticehip - (Fall)
  • Congregated Dual Credits: The Congregated Dual Credit program provides students with an opportunity to take a college course in a college setting with other high school students. Congregated courses offered this year:
  • Developmental Psychology (Fall)
  • ESTH- Make-Up ( Fall)
  • Taste of the Trades (Fall)
  • Principals of Ethical Reasoning - Police Foundations (Fall)
  • Addictions, Musical Theatre (Brockville Campus) - (Winter)
  • Communications - (Winter)
  • Professional Effectiveness - (Winter)

  • Focus Programs/Dual Credits: Several of the LDSB Focus Programs integrate Dual Credits into the instructional package of the program.In addition, some dual credit programs have a link to the apprenticeship trades through the OYAP program. Some of these programs include:
  • Emergency Response Focus Program (LSS)
  • Law & Security Focus Program (BSS)
  • LCIP Focus Program (LCVI)
  • Cooks Intern Focus Program (LCVI)

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