Public to get a look at the more than 200 ideas that came in about the Focus Exploration at Aldershot high school.

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November 1st, 2017



The Halton District School Board is hosting an Open House on Monday, November 13, 2017, from 5-7 p.m., to discuss the themes suggested for an innovative high school concept at Aldershot High School.

More than 200 responses were received from parents, students, staff and community members from Halton and beyond through an online suggestion box that closed on October 20, 2017.

Aldersgot HS crestThe Open House will be an opportunity for the Aldershot Exploration Committee to share the themes generated and gather further input. The Open House will be hosted at Aldershot High School (50 Fairwood Place West, Burlington).

The Open House will include an overview beginning at 5 p.m. which will be repeated at 6 p.m. Board staff will be available to share information and answer questions.

“We have received many submissions for the creation of an innovative high school concept to serve Halton and beyond and we are very excited about the possibilities,” says Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board. “We invite you to attend our Open House as we share the themes and gather your collective input, which will inform our processes for developing a recommendation.”

A follow-up survey will be administered after the Open House to gather input on the themes presented.

The Aldershot High School Focus Exploration was one of the recommendations approved by Trustees in June 2017 when they made the decision to close two of the city’s seven high schools.

The Aldershot high school has a very low enrollment – the Board felt there was an opportunity to come up with ideas on how to attract more students to the school and decided to ask parents what they thought would do well in that community.

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