Academic Support Programs

Student Success initiatives aim to increase the credit accumulation of SHEA students. The Student Success Team and their teachers meet monthly to discuss students who are not achieving to their highest potential, discuss support plans, and to monitor these plans.

The following initiatives are in place at SHEA to assist students:

Credit Recovery Classes – students who have been unsuccessful in a grade 9 or 10 course may be offered the opportunity to recover the credit the next semester or year. Selection process is based on past student achievement, attendance patterns, and credit accumulation.

Credit Rescue –Teachers offer an opportunity for a student to complete missed or incomplete assignments in order to “rescue” their credit, prevent being unsuccessful in the course.

Transitions Initiatives – A variety of projects are in place at SHEA to assist students transitioning from grade 8 to 9 and from grade 12 to post-secondary opportunities. The Student Success Team works with other departments in SHEA to offer grade 8 to 9 intake meetings, Grade 9 Meet the Teacher Night, Grade 9 Moving on Up Day, as well as career and post-secondary school counseling. 


SHEA is dedicated to improving students’ literacy skills in reading and writing. Various programs are in place to support students to improve student literacy skills including a foundations course in literacy, Lunch time literacy support programs, one-on-one coaching, and remediation for students unsuccessful in Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students participate in OSSLT preparation practice tests in Grade 9 and Grade 10. Remedial support is provided to students based on their skills and ability.


Students have an opportunity to access lunchtime help available through their own teacher or another teacher to support them in improving their math skills. Students are encouraged to speak to their teacher for additional information on how to access online resources through the following:

Homework Help

Math Resources  (logon using userid: tdsbstudent; password: tdsb)

Math Skills Development

Ask your teacher for help available in each subject area.


For information on available student awards and how to apply, visit: