Carrie Collins, Dundas
Re: High school transition starts despite lack of provincial funds.
While it is accurate that Parkside and Highland will be sharing a common option sheet in for course offerings in September 2013, for both incoming and existing students, this article leads the reader to think Parkside students must migrate to Highland for special courses, and not the other way.
The truth is that both schools will offer all core programming, both schools will offer their own focus courses and students at both schools will have the ability to take courses at either campus.
To wit: Highland students may wish to take a course at Parkside which is not offered at Highland — such as musical theatre, or basketball — and can do so.
Thus, students’ options are not affected by the current or future enrolment numbers at either school, and students enjoy the same complete programming that they might get at a larger school.
Teachers and administrators at both schools have worked incredibly hard to create this workable solution in the best interest of students.