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Cooperative Education is an educational program that integrates classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace. The program is based on a partnership between the school and a business or community organization. It involves the participation of students, teachers and placement supervisors. This is a credit-earning program.
Unionville High School is proud to offer a variety of Cooperative Education experiences to support student learning.
This Cooperative Education program involves a full semester, planned learning experience which allows students to earn two to four credits.  As is the case with all Cooperative Education programs, classroom learning is integrated with practical, real world, hands-on experiences in a relevant workplace which enables students to refine and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in a related curriculum course

OYAP provides students with an opportunity to be signed a an apprentice and earn hours toward their Level One Apprenticeship while still in high school. Students in OYAP have the option of continuing with their trade as an apprentice or attending college to complete their training.
Accelerated OYAP provides interested graduating students with an opportunity to earn hours toward their Level One Apprenticeship and college level credits while also finishing their high school graduation requirements.  These courses are offered in conjunction with community colleges or trades training organizations.  The trades offering Accelerated programs include: Automotive Service Technician, Electrical, Cook, Plumbing, Early Childhood Education, Residential Air Conditioning and Carpentry.  Interested students are required to apply and be formally interviewed by the training organizations in order to be accepted into this program.
The focus of the current Unionville High School Specialist High Skills Major programs are Arts and Culture and Business.  Each SHSM student must complete a Cooperative Education experience related to Arts and Culture or Business.  For admission requirements to the SHSM programs, contact the Co-op, Business, Arts or Guidance departments.
Students unable to take coop during the school year, and who meet the eligibility criteria, have the opportunity of registering for a one-credit summer co-op program during the month of July.  The in-school component of this program will be held at a school in York Region, and is offered dependent upon the number of students registered.  Students have the opportunity to pursue a placement of interest within their home community.  Applications for summer coop become available during May and June.
Dual Credit courses are for Grade 11 & 12 students. As well, SHSM and OYAP students may receive some industry-specific certifications in Dual Credit courses.

As ministry-approved courses, Dual Credits 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. 

Students may earn credits towards the OSSD through courses delivered by publicly funded colleges in Ontario that are participating in the ministry-approved dual credit program. Students may earn up to four optional credits through college-delivered courses.   


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