Simcoe Shores Secondary School

The SCDSB offers alternative secondary school programs in 10 satellite locations of the Simcoe Shores Secondary School (formerly known as Simcoe Alternative Secondary School) throughout Simcoe County. The school is designed for students who have difficulty coping with a large school setting and who may benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one assistance, flexibility and close relationships with the teachers.

Students will receive help developing an Educational Pathway Plan, which may include a transition plan to:

  • High school or Adult Learning Centre for completion for their OSSD

  • The workplace

  • Apprenticeship

  • College

How can I attend Simcoe Shores Secondary School?

Students may either self-refer or be referred by the guidance department, Student Success teams, school administrators or outside agencies.

Students will receive a personal interview to determine if the Simcoe Shores Secondary School is the best choice to meet their needs. All students will be given support in continuing their educational journey, whether or not the student is accepted into the school.

What to expect once enrolled

Upon admission into the Simcoe Shores Secondary School, students will build an individualized learner profile to help develop educational and career life paths. Course work may be a combination of regular classes, independent courses, dual credits, eLearning and credit recovery.

Staff and students work together to build a community culture where everyone is accepted and encouraged to set goals, develop plans and make progress towards graduation. Every location provides students the opportunity to learn in a safe, non-threatening setting. Smaller class sizes create an atmosphere of personalized learning and individualized or small group instruction.

Students have access to a social worker, special education teacher and guidance counsellor to receive support for any social or emotional issues. They are also available to provide advice on achieving educational, career and life planning goals.

Guiding principles of Alternative Education

It is the student's choice to attend Simcoe Shores Secondary School. The school provides an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of their own strengths and capacity to learn and grow, and emphasizes the importance of essential skills and work habits.

Simcoe Shores Secondary School is focused on individualized, differentiated instruction to support the achievement and well-being all students. Each campus has developed close and supportive partnerships with community organizations to support student growth and development.

Expectations are set high, and students are well-supported as they strive to reach personal and academic goals.

For information please contact simcoeshores@scdsb.on.ca and follow us on Facebook

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Locations

Alliston
Address & contact information

 

Address: 2nd floor - 46 Wellington St. W., Alliston
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Jaclynn Fisher
Semester 2: Gr. 12 Personal Resource Management
Term 3: Gr. 12 English
Term 4:
 Gr. 11 Religion: Beliefs in Daily Life

Jackie Edwards
Semester 2: Gr. 12 Personal Resource Management
Term 3: Gr. 11 Math (Workplace) 
Term 4:
 Gr. 12 Navigating the Workplace

 

Bradford
Address & contact information

 

Address: 157 Holland St., East, Bradford
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Angela Ferris
Semester 2: Gr. 12 Adventures in History
Term 3: Gr. 12 English, Gr. 11/12 Ontario Literacy Course
Term 4:
 Gr. 11 Food and Culture

Collingwood
Address & contact information

 

Address: 180 Ontario St., Collingwood, ON
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Helena Broad 

Semester 2: Gr. 10 Mathematics (Applied/Locally Developed)
Term 3: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Leadership and Change
Term 4: Gr. 12 Information Technology in Business

Essa
Address & contact information

 

Address: 211 Mill St., Angus, Unit 3
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Julia Fleming

Semester 2: Gr. 11/12 Ontario Literacy Course
Term 3: Gr. 12 Personal Resource Management
Term 4: Gr. 11 Art: Crafts

Innisfil
Address & contact information

 

Address: 1070 Innisfil Beach Rd., Innisfil, Unit 18 & 19
Phone: 705-728-7601


Teachers

 

Shannon Fleuelling 

Semester 2: Gr. 12 Personal Resource Management
Term 3: Gr. 11/12 Ontario Literacy Course
Term 4: Gr. 11 Anthropology Psychology and Sociology (College)

Allie Parker 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 Math (Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 11 Environmental Science
Term 4: Gr. 11 Health for Life


Midland
Address & contact information

 

Address: 478 Bay St., Midland
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Mary Jeffries 

Semester 2: Gr. 11/12 Ontario Literacy Course
Term 3: Gr. 11 Leadership
Term 4: Gr. 12 Living in a Sustainable World

 

Monika Milek-Hopkins 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 Math (Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 11 Health and Physical Education: Individual Activities
Term 4: Gr. 12 Living in a Sustainable World

North Barrie
Address & contact information

 

Address: Bayfield Mall, 320 Bayfield St., Barrie 
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Virginia Soave 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (College/Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 11 Presentation Skills
Term 4: Gr 11 Living Spaces and Shelter

 

Greg Taylor 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 Travel and Tourism
Term 3: Gr. 12 Math (Workplace)
Term 4: Gr. 11 Arts: Photography

Orillia
Address & contact information

 

Address: 8-70 Front St., Orillia
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Sonja Hillis-Burnie 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (College/Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 11 Law (Workplace)
Term 4: Gr. 12 Adventures in History

 

Tina Fernandez 

Semester 2: Gr. 12 Personal Resource Management
Term 3: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Leadership and Change
Term 4: Gr. 11 Math (Workplace)

 

Wes McCarthy 

Semester 2: Gr. 12 English (College/Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 12 Interdisciplinary Studies: History of Rock and Roll
Term 4: Gr. 11 Religion: Beliefs in Daily Life

South Barrie
Address & contact information

 

Address: 2-630 Huronia Rd., Barrie
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Sean Rogers 

Semester 2: Gr. 12 English (College/Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 11 English: Media
Term 4: Gr. 12 Interdisciplinary Studies: History of Rock and Roll

 

Sam Williamson 

Semester 2: Gr. 12 Math (Workplace)
Term 3: Gr. 12 Science (Workplace)
Term 4: Gr. 11 The Enterprising Person

Brenda Munshaw 

Semester 2: Credit Recovery
Term 3: Gr. 11 Food and Culture
Term 4: Gr. 11 Retail and Services Marketing

7th Fire
Address & contact information

 

Address: 175 Yonge St., Midland
Phone: 705-728-7601

Teachers

 

Alex Sisson 

Semester 2: Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies
Term 3: Gr. 10/11 Math (Locally Developed/Workplace)
Term 4: Gr. 11 Environmental Science

 

Victoria Cumming 

Semester 2: Gr. 10 English (Applied/Locally Developed)
Term 3: Student Success
Term 4: Student Success

 

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