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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.

The Code of Conduct can be found here or on the HPEDSB website.

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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 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. and is common for every student.

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Daily Schedule

Homeroom:  8:10 - 8:15

Period 1:  8:15 - 9:30

Break: 9:30 - 9:40

Period 2:  9:40 - 10:55

Lunch:  10:55 - 11:50

Period 3:  11:50 - 1:05

Break: 1:05 - 1:15

Period 4:  1:15 - 2:30


Remember attendance and effort are needed for success!  Attendance is taken in each class and phone calls are made for unexplained absences.  If your student will be away from school, please ensure that you connect with the school office.  You can call and leave a message for attendance, or you can text the school at 613 392 1227.

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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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Some students enjoy the flexibility that e-Learning offers, and will learn transferable skills such as time management, organization, and work habits, as well as various technology skills. e-Learning students use a state-of-the-art e-Learning platform where they access course materials and assignments, and communicate with their teacher and classmates. Through collaboration with other schools across the province, we are able to offer up to 25 different e-Learning options each year. 

e-Learning classes may be available to students where the course cannot be offered to the student in their school and where the student has been approved by their guidance teacher and school principal or vice-principal.

The e-Learning experience is very different when compared to a regular classroom. As a result, students who are not well-prepared for this form of learning will require additional support. Some important points about how students learn successfully in the e-Learning environment are listed below: 

  • Students must be responsible to complete and submit assignments on time.
  • Students must be organized and show an ability to set priorities and manage time to complete work.
  • Students must have access to technology to gather information and to complete tasks.
  • Students must be able to work well online with minimal supervision.
  • Students must be able to respond positively to ideas of others and build healthy online relationships.
  • Students must set their own goals and determine their learning needs so they can seek assistance when needed.
  • Students must be able to persevere and make an effort when responding to challenges.

The following e-Learning courses will be offered to our students as choices* for the 2022-23 school year. Courses are fully described in the appropriate subject section of this calendar.



* Note: other courses may be made available throughout the timetabling process in the spring. 


If you are interested in e-Learning, please speak to your guidance teacher.




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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 success 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 trades person.

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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