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Code of Conduct

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Trenton High School are committed to a Code of Behaviour. We believe in a safe, positive learning environment free from fear, prejudice and interference. We expect all staff, students, parents and visitors to show respect for: Learning, Property, Self, Others, Environment and Authority. All students will receive a copy of the THS Code of Conduct at the beginning of the school year.

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Trenton High School operates on a two semester timetable. Each semester students will take four courses. Semester one runs from September to January and semester two begins in February and ends in June. Each student is provided with a yearly calendar which shows school holidays and exam dates. Lunch hour is from 10:55 to 11:55 a.m. and is common for every student.

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Daily Schedule

Opening Exercises:  8:17 - 8:20

Period 1:  8:20 - 9:35

Break:  9:35 - 9:40

Period 2:  9:40 - 10:55

Lunch:  10:55 - 11:55

Period 3:  11:55 - 1:10

Break:  1:10 - 1:15

Period 4:  1:15 - 2:30


Remember that regular attendance and daily effort are needed for success! Attendance is taken in each class and a phone call goes home for unexplained absences. When the student returns, a note is required from the parent or guardian. If a student misses a culminating activity he/she may be asked to supply a medical certificate for the absence. Text attendance to (204) 808-3525.

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If you require busing please complete a Secondary Transportation Application available through the main office. If you require information or have a question or concern regarding your son or daughter’s transportation, please contact Tri Board Transportation Services at 1 866 569 6638.

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Alternative Ways of Earning Credits

While the majority of students will earn credits in the school, some may consider alternative ways to earn credits towards the OSSD. These include correspondence through the Independent Learning Centre, independent study, private study, continuing education, summer school, etc. See a counsellor or administrator to find out the availability and accessibility of courses.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Students may earn credits for knowledge and skills acquired outside school through a challenge or equivalency assessment. A maximum of four credits may be obtained in this way, with no more than two in one subject area. To challenge a credit, students must successfully complete formal tests and a variety of other assessment strategies appropriate to the particular course, including written assignments and observation of student performance and laboratory work (if applicable).

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e-Learning:  a great way to learn!

Online learning, commonly known as e-Learning, is becoming part of education in all course types, including college, university and the workplace.


e-Learning courses can allow for more flexibility in a student's timetable.  They can also provide access to programming that may mont be available at the school.


e-Learning requires the same time commitment as a normal face-to-face class. Courses follow the same semester start and end dates as a normal face-to-faceclass. Clear timelines for completing tasks, assignments and other assessments are provided.


The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) currently offers a variety of online courses taught by qualified teachers. The e-Learning experience can be innovative, relevant and engaging for students who enjoy this learning environment. e-Learning courses use the same curriculum requirements of face-to-face classes, as set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education.


In addition, the HPEDSB is a member of the Ontario e-Learning Consortium (OeLC). This organization is made up of several Ontario school boards which have agreed to open their e-Learning courses to students from all member school boards. This approach provides students with access to courses that meet their needs and interests.


For more information about e-Learning opportunities, students should contact their Guidance Teacher.


Visit our Board website to find out more about e-Learning at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board https://www.bit.ly/2RuupKw


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Credit Recovery

This opportunity provides students with time, support, and individualized programming in an attempt to meet the expectations of a course in which the student was unsuccessful.  Students work with a Student Success teacher either in the Student Success Room or outside of class time to complete tasks and summative assignments developed in order to ensure that the student is successful with the requirements of the credit.  Appropriate students are recommended for Credit Recovery by their classroom teacher in order to be eligible to recover a credit in a course that he/she failed.  Transcripts will show that the credit was recovered.  To achieve successs in recovering a credit, students must be motivated and committed to taking full advantage of the opportunities and supports available.

The Dual Credit Programs

Dual credit programs are designed to assist students in the completion of their diploma requirements and support successful transition to either college or apprenticeship programs. Depending on the delivery model and course, students can earn secondary school credits (a maximum of 4, non-compulsory) and college credits while attending approved courses at Loyalist College or in their home secondary school.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a specialized program that enables students who are 16 years of age or older to meet diploma requirements while participating in an apprenticeship program.

All students participating in OYAP must:

  • Complete 16 credits towards the OSSD prior to starting the program
  • Be enrolled as full-time students during the program
  • Complete all compulsory credits required for the OSSD

Ideally, OYAP begins with a cooperative placement in Grade 11 in any one of the skilled trade areas providing students with the opportunity to gain related work experience. Hours earned on a cooperative education placement may count towards apprenticeship certification requirements.

Continuation of the OYAP program in the skilled trade occurs in Grade 12 in a two or four credit Co-op/OYAP placement through the Cooperative Education Department in any of approximately 150 skilled trades.

To become certified in a skilled trade, a person requires work hours on the job as well as completion of in-school training. The OYAP program allows secondary school students to accumulate credits toward their OSSD while at the same time accumulating work hours and completing some of the in-school training required to become a licensed tradesperson.

All students completing a cooperative education placement in a restricted trade must be a participant of the OYAP program in order to be working in that trade.

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