The school’s curriculum reflects an increasing awareness and experience of the unity, variety and complexity of God’s creation. The school also follows the curriculum guidelines established by the Ontario Ministry of Education for grades 9 to 12. Regular inspection by the Ministry ensures that we maintain minimum program requirements sufficient to allow the school principal to award credits for successfully completed courses. These credits are recognized across the province. Students who fulfill the provincial standards for 30 credits, pass the grade 10 Literacy test, and complete 40 hours of community service are awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Our students are also required to earn three credits in Religious Studies. We have received the Ontario Ministry of Education’s permission to grant provincial credits for these locally developed courses. A description of all our courses is available in our annual Course Calendar.
The school offers a full secondary program to allow students to earn the necessary requirements for all post-secondary institutions. In grade 10, courses are offered at the academic and applied levels. In grades 11 and 12, courses are offered at the university, college and workplace-destination levels. Learning assistance and special education is also provided for students in all grades.
Guido de Brès Christian High school offers a wide range of courses to prepare students for their future endeavours. Students typically have the opportunity to choose from a variety of subjects, including:
– Mathematics: Calculus, Functions, and Data Management
– Science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
– Social Studies: History, Geography, Philosophy, Law, Civics and Career Studies
– Languages: English and French
– Arts: Visual Arts, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and Drama
– Physical Education and Health Studies
– Religious Studies
– Technology: Construction, Transportation, and Green Industries Technology
– Family Studies: Food and Nutrition and Clothing Construction Co-operative Education
Bridging classroom learning with real-world experiences, our Co-op program allows students to step into various professional environments, gaining invaluable hands-on experience. By collaborating with a diverse range of local businesses and organizations, we’re committed to offering opportunities that cater to the varied interests and future goals of our students.
At Guido, we like to recognize when students display outstanding talents and abilities in academics, leadership, and athletics. For this reason, it is our privilege to recognize deserving students as recipients of these awards.
Jan Gelderman Horticultural Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in honour of our founder, the late Jan Gelderman to provide financial incentives for High School students looking to further their education in the field of Horticulture.
Criteria: Full time students attending one of the following community colleges (Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, Fanshawe College, Niagara College or Humber College)
The scholarship award is $1500 (for tuition and required fees only) and a plaque.
To be considered, an application form along with the addition documentation must be submitted by May 31st.
VanMar Scholars Program Construction Scholarship
This scholarship is a $2000 achievement-based scholarship which is awarded to one graduating high school senior at Guido de Bres. Consideration for the scholarship is based on GPA and involvement in the school and community. The recipient must be pursuing post-secondary studies in Architectural Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Building Systems, or Urban Planning programs from an accredited college or univerity.
Interested students should contact the Student Services department for more information and for instructions on how to apply. The application deadline is May 31.
The Blue and Gold Graduation Award
Presented to graduating students who have accumulated a total of 70 blue and gold points by participating in extra-curricular functions and activities during their four years of attendance.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award
Sponsored by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented to a graduating student in recognition of exemplary volunteer involvement within the community.
Governor General’s Bronze Medal
Sponsored by the Governor General of Canada and presented to the graduating student who has achieved the highest academic average in their final two years of high school.
Academic Athletics Award
Presented to the graduating student who had the highest grade 12 academic average while participating in at least two sports in their final year before graduation.
Guido de Brès Award
Presented to eight graduating students (three students from the university stream, three students from the college stream, and two additional students from either stream) in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement in their Grade 12 year.
The Dr. F.G. Oosterhoff Student-of-the-Year Award
Presented to the graduating student selected as having met a range of criteria related to an exceptional contribution to school life in general: acceptance of responsibility, involvement in a variety of activities, consideration for fellow students, a spirit of cooperation, a positive attitude towards school work, and exemplary modeling of what the school represents.
Grade 9, 10, and 11 Scholastic Achievement Awards
Presented to students who have attained an average of at least 80% in their Grade 9, 10, or 11 year. Award certificates are handed out in late September or early October.
Blue and Gold Award
Presented to students who have demonstrated exemplary participation in school sports teams and clubs. Each school-based activity is awarded points based on the number of hours involved (eg: a full season sports team is worth seven points). Students earning 20 blue and gold points in a single year receive this award. Award certificates are handed out in late September or early October.