Barrydowne College is a re-engagement school.

Students who did not complete their high school requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) have the opportunity to return to Barrydowne College to fulfill diploma requirements.

In addition to offering the regular program of compulsory courses in English, Math, Science, Social Sciences and the Arts (Visual Arts and Music), we have a successful Co-operative Education and Native Studies program.

We are located on the campus of Cambrian College, which gives our students access to many of the Dual Credits offered at the college. Students have the opportunity to engage in a college class, following a college timetable. When successful, they will receive credits towards their high school diploma and their college diploma.


First Nations, Métis and Inuit Programming for Students

Barrydowne College’s program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students has flourished over the past year. Students are invited to study the following courses as they work towards their high school diploma:

  • Expressing Aboriginal Culture
  • Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
  • English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
  • Current Aboriginal Issues
  • Aboriginal Beliefs, Values and Aspirations in Contemporary Society
  • Aboriginal Governance: Emerging Directions
  • Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context
  • Food and Culture

Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement in the community. As a re-engagement school, Barrydowne College understands that the student may require a flexible study environment to earn elective credits. Co-operative Education is an excellent way to gain valuable learning experience outside the regular classroom. Many of our students have found a career path through placements in early childhood education, welding, carpentry and the automotive sector.

Please see Guidance at the school if you are interested in Co-operative Education. We will work to support a flexible timetable to ensure your success.