Friday, May 8, 2009

OK, a better way to attract students

A followup to the football musings from yesterday relating to the viability of Niagara District Secondary School in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Another idea to boost enrolment at the school was the introduction of the International Baccalaureate, a well-respected curriculum and specialty high school program. This is the sort of magnet program known to attract out-of-area students to high schools for the prestige of the program. There are no other schools in the District School Board of Niagara district offering the IB program-- in fact the closest school listed is in Hamilton.
Enrolment needs to reach 350 students at the school by the count date on Oct. 31 in order to prevent the school from closing.


Anonymous said...

it's good to see all kinds of ideas being mustered to keep the school open, but usually with these accommodation reviews a plan of some sort has been developed...likely in the Capitol Plan.

It's a shame that small schools are closing, when the draw for folks to settle in smaller communities are the smallness of the schools being closed.