There are many opportunities for students who want to experience education beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Sometimes there is no better teacher in life than a real-life experience! Parents and students interested in exploring these types of opportunities may be interested to learn that there are multiple opportunities within Trillium Lakelands District School Board to earn credits outside of the classroom while benefiting from the independent learning associated with real life experience and travel.

Trillium Lakelands Arts Camp (TLAC)

View the 2016-17 video here! 

What is TLAC? TLAC is an arts camp for Grade 7 through 12 students that will take place on May 21 to 26, 2017 at Camp Whitepine in Haliburton. TLAC offers specialized instruction for Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Visual Art within an exciting camp experience.TLAC


Early Bird — $450.00
Late Applications — $500.00
More than one student attending TLAC — $400.00/student

The arts camp is set up as a typical high school day with four periods per day. Students attending have proficient skills in either instrumental music, concert band, instrumental jazz music, music theatre, dance, or visual arts. Physical education options include cycling, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, tennis, swimming, and a sports medley. There is a free-time period following period four when students study, swim, read, play games, etc. Three nutritious meals are included each day as well as a snack before bed.

There is a nightly evening concert in the Pinetages Theatre featuring fantastic performances from major artists. Each evening concert begins with an art display and presentation from a local visual artist. This gives the students a chance to appreciate art forms and become familiar with artists within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. A supervised study hall is provided every evening from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  The deadline for applications is January 29, 2016! 

More information is available by calling 888.526.5552 ext 22121 or emailing

G7 Student Senate 

Each year one student is elected by peers from each of the seven Trillium Lakelands District School Board secondary school. These seven students form the G7 Student Senate to help communications between students as well as to bring student issues to the Board of Trustees.

The chair of the group is also the Student Trustee for the Board. The position of Student Trustee involves organizing and chairing the monthly meetings of the G7 Student Senate, as well as attending all bimonthly board meetings. The Student Trustee has a voice at the board table but is unable to vote. The Student Trustee position is held for one school year.

During the G7 Student Senate Meetings a wide range of topics are discussed. The students discuss concerns and current issues within their schools and the district as a whole. The students also share ideas regarding their own school parliament or student activity council. The Student Trustee brings a report from G7 Student Senate meetings to Committee of the Whole and Regular meetings of the Board.

The G7 Student Senate also organize an annual student leadership conference during which teams of student leaders attend and take part in team-building exercises, motivating keynotes, and inspiring sharing circles.

You can get involved by:

  • Contacting the G7 Student Senate representative at your school, or your School Principal.
  • Running for G7 Student Senate (slide show presentation)
  • Getting a G7 Student Senate campaign application package
  • Getting updates from the G7 Student Senate

Learn, Experience, Achieve, Discover (LEAD 2017)LEAD logo

There is no better way to learn than through experience.

Registration is ongoing for ENG4U through LEAD in July 2016.

Download the LEAD data sheet for more info!

Registration is ongoing for Prelude, an exciting opportunity for students to achieve a credit in ENG3U under the LEAD umbrella in July 2016.

Download the Prelude data sheet for more info!

LEAD and Prelude each offer a unique opportunity for Ontario students ages 15 and over to obtain a senior level English credit in a course specifically designed to incorporate online learning with on site experience.

Participating students will earn credit through a combination of online course work and travel to London, England. Students will follow a customized itinerary specifically designed to enhance the curriculum. Itinerary highlights include the Tower of London, the London Eye, the British Museum, Camden Market, a Globe Theatre Workshop, a Stratford visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave, a Beatles tour in Liverpool, a hike in the Lake District and visits to the homes of Wordsworth, and a visit to York Minster.

Dates & Details:

  • July 4-8, 11-15 : online and independent study (30 hours)
  • July 18-26: travel (75 hours of course and field work)
  • July 27: exam prep (2 hours)
  • July 28: online proctored final exam (3 hours)

Students will require the use of a computer with a high-speed internet connection. While traveling, a laptop is recommended. Cameras or tablets may also be useful in recording elements of the trip for reference and documentation purposes.

LEAD prerequisite: minimum age 16; completion of ENG3U with a minimum grade of 70%; solid academic record in other course work.

Prelude prerequisite: minimum age 15; completion of ENG2D with a minimum grade of 70%; solid academic record in other course work.

Travel arrangements have been customized and are provided through Explorica. The total fee includes return airfare, triple or quad accommodations in a centrally located hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, gratuities, all ground transportation, entry to all exhibits and activities, qualified tour guides, and the full time services of an Exlorica Tour Director. Lunches, beverages with dinner, and discretionary expenses are not included.

The following fees apply:

Tour Fee * $3652.00 based on 14-17 students, includes gratuities
Travel Protection Plan $108.00
TOTAL  3760.00 guaranteed until December 14, 2015; the price will never increase once registered

* after discount of 125.00 applied with the use of a voucher code at time of registration with Explorica.

Should insufficient enrolment result in the course not running, students who have signed up with Explorica will receive a full refund.

Two Important Steps to Register:

ONE: complete the online registration found here: . Note that this step includes twoforms:

  • A registration form;
  • An additional form to be signed and submitted to Sandra Corry at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Lindsay Corporate Office.

TWO: complete the online registration at to register with Explorica.

Registration is not considered final until both steps have been completed.

For more information, contact Sandra Corry, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Secondary Operations, at 1-888-526-5552, ext. 21257.