Ajax High School
|Ajax High School|
|105 Bayly Street East
Ajax, Ontario, L1S 1P2,
|School type||High School|
|School board||Durham District School Board
|Vice principal||Joanne Docherty
|Language||English, French Immersion|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
Ajax High School (AHS) is located in Ajax, Ontario, Canada within the Durham District School Board. It is the largest secondary school in southern Ajax and the fourth-largest in all of Ajax. The school teaches students in grades 9-12 and offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities. The school also offers a French Immersion program. Ajax High School was given a 6.4 rating in 2007 and ranked 379th th out of 725 schools across Ontario.
The school was opened in 1956 and has since undergone several large expansions. In the 1960s, a large section that today houses the main office, cafetorium, front entrance, courtyard, as well as several classrooms, was added. Later, in the early 2000s, an entire wing was added. Many of these classrooms are now devoted to mathematics and science courses.
The school also organizes multiple events who constantly help make a difference in the surrounding community and worldwide. Each year a school wide "Terry Fox Run" and event is held in order to raise funds for the fight against cancer. Students are all encouraged to participate and donate. The school also holds a christmas drive where students and teachers donate perishable items for the homeless or underprivileged people to have at christmas. Another very important event held by the school is its multicultural show. In this show talents from students are displayed and all the money made from the show is donated to help create workshops to help new immigrants to settle into Canada.