There are many opportunities for students who want to experience education beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Sometimes there is no better teacher than 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)
What is TLAC? TLAC is an arts camp for Grade 7 through 12 students that takes place in May each year in Haliburton. TLAC offers specialized instruction for Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts within an exciting camp experience.
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, 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 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.
More information is available by calling 888-526-5552 extension 21257 or visiting tldsb.ca/tlac for online registration.
TLDSB offers a range of hands-on student opportunities in secondary school including the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Dual Credits, Co-operative Education, and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). If your child is interested in skilled trades, ask their teacher how they might be able to participate in the Tech it Out experience.
The course introduces children to a rich variety of new and exciting experiences, building on their social, language, reasoning, and self-help skills. This unique learning readiness course for children is complemented with two parent sessions, designed to assist parents in understanding and enhancing their child’s learning experiences in the home, school and community.
School’s Cool originated when it was developed by SIRCH Consulting in 1998, and is quite unique in that it is an outcome-based program. The course curriculum was specifically designed to produce measurable outcomes. This makes it easy for instructors to monitor skill increases and organizations and communities to monitor overall course success. Equally as unique as the course’s outcome-based curriculum, is the School’s Cool Approach – the way in which community partners, parents, and children are engaged in the joy and excitement of learning.