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Stouffville District Secondary School offers the following Cooperative Education Programs:

Cooperative Education Program, Subject Based Co-op

The Cooperative Education Program integrates classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace. Co-op is based on a partnership between the school, a business or community organization and involves the participation of students, teachers and the workplace. It is a credit-earning program. Cooperative Education programming is the foundation to many specialized programs such as: Teaching Assistants, Militia, Dual Credit, HPA and OYAP.

High Performance Athlete

The High Performance Athlete (HPA) Program is a specialized Cooperative Education Program, for students who are competing at the provincial, national and/or international level.  In HPA Co-op, students practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom, to their training and competition settings.

Summer YRDSB Cooperative Education Programs
Announcements and Program opportunties available - please come to the Co-op office for more information.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program | OYAP
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) offers Ontario students the opportunity to train as apprentices while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The program encourages students to consider career choices in the skilled trades, a sector which is experiencing rapid growth in employment and job satisfaction.

Co-op for the Health & Wellness SHSM

The Health & Wellness SHSM is a specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on the Health & Wellness Sector. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Successful SHSM students a SHSM Red Seal embossed on their OSSD and an official SHSM Record documenting the SHSM credits earned, and the Health & Wellness certifications and training received, as a part of their SHSM.

Dual Credit: OYAP

Dual Credit Programs and Dual Credit Accelerated OYAP allow students, while they are still in Secondary School, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, or an apprenticeship certification.

Militia Cooperative Education

Militia Co-op students become active members of the Canadian Armed Forces and receive their basic training at the Fort York or Aurora Armoires. Students receive a salary, plus four high school credits and have the opportunity to enlist either full-time or stay on as a summer recruit in the Armed Forces.


Please visit Guidance or the Cooperative Education Department
in room 1068 for more information.


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