How Does It Work?

O2 : How Does it Work?

02 Requirements

All students who enter the O2 program must apply and be interviewed for admission into the program. There is an application process as there are only 20 seats from admission in grade 10.  Students can only enter the program in grade 10.  

Every student in grade 9 should receive information about the program and the opportunity to request more information. 

Schools so select students who will benefit the most from the program.  They are looking for students who: 

  • want to learn more about themselves.
  • want to explore career options.
  • can safely engage in independent activities and community-based learning.
  • may want to re-engage with their learning through a focus on skill development and career exploration.
  • benefit from making connections between school and post-secondary and career pathways.

Cohort Classes

The purpose of cohort classes is to provide the students with smaller classes, opportunities for community-based learning and to help build a supportive environment for students.  Students are required to take at least 3 co-operative education courses over their grade 11 and 12 years. They should be provided with the opportunity to take other O2 cohort classes by the school during their final two years as well.  

Once selected students are cohorted in at least three classes in grade 10. These include: 

  • Career Development 10
  • Community-Based Learning 11
  • English 10

02 Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the following O2 requirements upon graduation to receive an O2 certificate: 

  • student portfolio  (integrated with all courses)
  • Career Development 10
  • Community-Based Learning 11
  • a minimum of 3 Co-operative Education courses