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 Destinations Programme
About the Programme
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Students who are ready to enter either their Grade 7 or 8 year of elementary school in September are eligible to be considered as candidates for this enriched programme. Students who successfully complete the Grade 8 Destinations Programme will be well prepared for application to the Grade 9 Foundations Programme, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.

Note: Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian if the student lives outside the normal busing boundaries for the school. However, transportation may be available where there is space, from an existing bus stop. To find out more, contact Tri-Board Student Transportation Services at 1-866-569-6638.

Destinations flyer (pdf)

The curriculum

At the heart of the Destinations Programme are strong curriculum and sound instructional strategies. The curriculum will have the necessary rigor to prepare students for the journey to the IB Diploma Programme.
By addressing global issues and the whole learner, this programme will enhance the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 7 and 8 students.

A specialized curriculum has been developed for this programme in the areas of:

French: Learning activities and performance tasks that extend the current curriculum with a focus on oral expressive and receptive communication skills, reading competency, and grammatical structures.

Science: Learning activities and open-ended, inquirydriven labs to allow deeper exploration of concepts.

Inquiry: Conduct purposeful inquiry and research to develop creative and critical thinking skills.

Math: Learning activities are based on an enriched Math curriculum.

Organization: Organizational skills are critical to the success of students in the Destinations Programme. Students need to manage their materials for school work, manage their time when completing assignments, and plan their actions in order to meet the learning goals.


2016 timelines

January 2016
Parent Information Night

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Moira Secondary School Library, for Grade 6 and 7 parents/guardians and students.
• Presentation of the programme, description of the
application process (pdf), review of timelines, etc.

Mid February
Applications due

Friday, February 5, 2016.

• Submit applications to Harry J. Clarke Public School, 77 Rollins Drive., Belleville, Main Office.
• Applications and required materials should be placed in an envelope and addressed to: “Destinations Application, c/o Jen Hawkins, Vice Principal.”

February 5th - 10th

• Parents of selected candidates will be contacted and given an interview date and time.

Late February
Candidate interviews

• Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

arrow Profile of the Learner

arrow Application Process (pdf)
arrow International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Information

Contact Us

Harry J. Clarke Public School

Telephone:  +1 613 969-0140
Fax:  +1 613 962-3854

Marie Mitchell, Principal

Email: mmitchell@hpedsb.on.ca

Jennifer Hawkins, Vice-principal

Email: jhawkins@hpedsb.on.ca

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved