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How will students benefit?
The foundation of the O2 program is to provide a student-centred approach that allows all O2 students will engage in learning through a broad range of community-based learning experiences to help support them in making intentional and meaningful decisions about post-secondary education and career pathways.
Students in the O2 program benefit from:
- smaller classes in their O2 cohort classes.
- support from an O2 lead teacher for the three years of high school.
- assured seating at NSCC in one of their top two choices, as long as they meet entrance requirements. (this assurance does not extend to a few programs with an interview, portfolio or special admission requirements)
- access to field trips, guest speakers, job shadows, service learning, training, certifications, networking opportunities, and co-operative education placements to help prepare them for the transition to post-secondary options, careers and pathways.
Students who complete high school through the O2 program will be expected to demonstrate the following:
- active engagement in their learning.
- ability to articulate an education and career plan.
- personal awareness of their skills and strengths.
- development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for success in the workplace.
- ability to transition to work, a career path, or a post-secondary program
- awareness and understanding of labour market information in Nova Scotia.
- ability to identify a satisfying career within Nova Scotia.