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Student Success


The Student Success strategies and programs help students in Grades 7-12+ tailor their education to their individual strengths, goals and interests.

In the GECDSB, Student Success programs and interventions adhere to the following guiding principles:
  • All that we do will be in support of improving student achievement.
  • All that we do may be necessary for some, but will be good for all.
  • All decisions will be informed by relevant data.
  • All initiatives will be based on a foundation of research and will include a measure of effectiveness.

Student Success Teachers (SST)

Student Success Teachers work with their school’s Student Success Team to develop and implement programs and interventions in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, Pathways, and Community, Culture, and Caring.

The SST is the key facilitator and provider of direct student advocacy and mentoring, student monitoring and school-wide professional learning related to Student Success initiatives. The SST works with Guidance and the Student Success Team to identify students at risk and provide support that results in improved student engagement and achievement. 

Student Success Teams
  • Consist of the Principal/Vice- Principal, SST, Guidance team, Instructional Coach and Learning Support Teacher, along with other teachers or support staff.
  • Develop procedures and models for:
    1. effective delivery of all Student Success initiatives
    2. tracking, coordinating and assuming responsibility for students at risk of not graduating on schedule