École secondaire publique Deslauriers
|École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers|
École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers
|159 Chesterton Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 7E6
|School type||High school|
|Area||Nepean (Ottawa West)|
L'École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers is a French public school in the west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The school's enrollment is approximately 600 students. The school building formerly housed J.S. Woodsworth Secondary School, which was part of the Ottawa School Board/Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, until it closed in 2003.
The school was initially known as École Champlain, then from 1999 to 2002 it was called École de l'Ouest, and was finally renamed to honor Omer Deslauriers (died 1999), an Ontarian educator and public serviceman who promoted establishment of several Franchophone schools in Ottawa in 1960s.
The school is part of the International Baccalaureate's World Schools; it offers both the Middle Years Programme (grades 7 to 10) and Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12). Students require a minimum of 80% in order to join and/or to stay in either program. The high school also offers a construction specialization and a communications programme.
In 2005-2006, the school's basketball team was the first francophone high school to win a bronze medal at the OFSAA AA Provincial Tournament. They also won the school spirit award. The school has many athletic programs, and -like many Francophone schools- has an improvisational comedy team.
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