Guido de Brès Christian High School
Our school seeks to unify all educational activities within the framework of a Biblical vision of life, as summarized in the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dordt. The school's vision is summarized in the quotation on the plaque in our front hall: "...to the end that man may serve his God."
The school's curriculum incorporates this vision, and reflects an increasing awareness and experience of the unity, variety and complexity of God's Creation. The school also follows the curriculum guidelines established by the Ministry of Education for grades 9 to 12. Regular inspection by the Ministry ensures that we maintain minimum program requirements sufficient to allow the school principal to award credits for successfully completed courses. These credits are recognized across the province. Students who fulfill the provincial standards for 30 credits, pass the grade 10 Literacy test, and complete 40 hours of community service are awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our students are also required to earn three credits in Religious Studies. We have received Ministry of Education permission to grant provincial credits for these locally developed courses. A description of all our courses is available in our annual Course Calendar.
The school offers a full secondary program to allow students to earn the necessary requirements for all post-secondary institutions. In grades 9 and 10, courses are offered at the academic and applied levels. In grades 11 and 12, courses are offered at the university, college and workplace-destination levels. Learning assistance and special education is also provided for students in all grades.