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The primary goal of the Public Alternative Secondary School (P.A.S.S.) is to help young individuals, 17-21 years of age, attain credits to re-enter a regular secondary school, graduate, enter full-time employment, or post-secondary education.
The program helps students who have not been successful in a regular school setting attain credits through teacher directed/self-directed independent learning in a more informal setting.
Students who are serious about making a positive change in their lives and who are ready to commit to the program will benefit from the options available to them through P.A.S.S.
P.A.S.S. is a secondary school located on three campuses:
- PASS Mason, located in west Windsor in the Mason Educational Centre at 284 Cameron & University;
- PASS Amherstburg, 130 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg;
- PASS Leamington, located at 215 Talbot St. East, Leamington.
Students 17-21 years of age are considered for P.A.S.S. if:
- they are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or have a valid visa to study in Canada
- they reside in Windsor or Essex County
- they left school without a diploma and now wish to return to complete their diploma requirements
Students enrolled in a secondary school must be recommended to P.A.S.S. through the administration in their school.
To apply to P.A.S.S.:
- The student’s principal or vice principal will send a referral package to P.A.S.S. which includes an up to date credit counselling summary or transcript, an attendance record, and any other relevant supporting documentation.
- P.A.S.S. will contact the student to arrange an interview with the department head.
- If the student is accepted into P.A.S.S. the sending school will be contacted to provide a transfer package.
- The student will then complete the registration forms.
- A reading skills test may be required for students who have not passed the Literacy Test.
Students who are 18 or older and not currently enrolled in a school can apply directly to P.A.S.S.:
To apply to P.A.S.S.:
- supply an up-to-date transcript or credit counseling summary from their home school.
- supply a transfer package from their home school.
- phone and arrange an interview with the Department Head at the site they wish to attend.
- complete an application form and write a reading skills test. If the student has already passed the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test then they are not required to write the reading test.
Following the interview, the Department Head will make a determination of the suitability of the student for admission to P.A.S.S.