Central Peel Secondary School

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Central Peel Secondary School
32 Kennedy Road North
Brampton, Ontario, L6V 1X4
Coordinates 43°41′55″N 79°45′05″W / 43.69861°N 79.75139°W / 43.69861; -79.75139Coordinates: 43°41′55″N 79°45′05″W / 43.69861°N 79.75139°W / 43.69861; -79.75139
School type Public, High school
Motto Vires Acquirit Crescendo (Gathering Strength as it Grows)
Founded 1960 (1960)
School board Peel District School Board
Superintendent Jan Courtin[1]
Area trustee David Green
Steve Kavanagh
Suzanne Nurse[1]
School number 899828[2]
Administrator Belinda Medeiros[1]
Principal Mr. John Colton[3]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,110 (April 6th, 2016[1])
Language English
Colour(s) Green and Gold         
Mascot Griffin
Team name Central Peel Griffins

Central Peel Secondary School is a high school that is located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and it is operated by the Peel District School Board. As of 6 July 2011, the school enrollment stood at 1,262. Central Peel first opened its doors in 1960. The school's mission is "…to work as a diverse learning community in which all members strive to understand and develop their full potential."


Central Peel teaches under the curriculum guidelines of the Peel District School Board. Central Peel offers course selection at the academic, applied, essential (locally developed), and open levels in grade 9 and 10 as well as university, college and workplace preparation levels in grade 11 and 12. Central Peel offers courses pertaining to the essential disciplines required for completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Central Peel is continually growing into a discipline school. It offers uniforms, has an advanced placement program, and a strings program.


Students attending Central Peel may choose to select from a wide number of varying courses in Art, Business Studies, Canadian & World Studies, Computer Studies, English including English as a second language (ESL/ELD), French as a second language, Guidance And Career Education, Health and Physical Education, Spanish as a second language (International Language Studies), Mathematics, Science, Social Science & Humanities, as well as Technological Education.

The Arts[edit]

Art courses available to Central Peel students include studies in Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music including Band, Keyboard, Percussion, Vocal/Choral, Guitar, Software, as well as Visual Art including Comprehensive Art and Photography. Central Peel also offers strings courses as a part of their Strings program where students have the ability to learn four different string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Classes in the Strings program are divided by the level of proficiency at which a student plays.

Business studies[edit]

Business studies at Central Peel range from Information Technology, Business Theory, Business Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Studies, and International Business. Central Peel also offers a unique Specialist High School Major in Business Studies (SHSM).

Canadian and world studies[edit]

Courses available at Central Peel pertaining to the study of Canada and the world include Canadian Geography, Canadian History, Civics, Physical Geography, Travel and Tourism, Canadian Politics, Canadian Citizenship, American History, World History, Canadian Law, Environmental and Resource Management, World Relations, World Issues, Economics and International Law


Central Peel offers the required study to advance knowledge of the English language for native speakers as well as a chance to specialize in Media, Canadian Literature, Literature, and Writing. Central Peel also offers English as a second Language (ESL), and English Literacy Development(ELD) for those who are learning English as a second language.


Central Peel also offers students the chance to study French or Spanish as a second language.

Guidance and career education[edit]

Career Studies as well as Leadership and Peer support courses are available to Central Peel students. Central Peel also offers students the chance to find Co-operative Education through its Co-Op office.

Health and physical education[edit]

Along with traditional gym class (Healthy Active Living Education) in both open and ESL, Central Peel also offers specialty in fitness (weight room), Exercise Science, and overall health. several recreation courses are also available.


Central Peel's Mathematics department provides students with the chance to expand their knowledge of Mathematical Principles (academic), Foundations (applied) or essential concepts (locally developed) in grades 9 and 10. Students can choose form a selection of Mathematical Functions, College Mathematics, Workplace Mathematics, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, as well as Data Management in the senior grades (11 and 12).


Along with general science offered in the junior grades, Central Peel allows students to select specialty science courses pertaining to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, and Earth Science in grades 11 and 12. Environmental Science and Earth Science have both been cancelled recently in the past due to low enrollment.

Social science and humanities[edit]

The Social sciences department at Central Peel offers courses in Family Living, Food and Nutrition, Personal and Family Resources, Fashion, Parenting in a unique fully functioning daycare, World Religion, Anthropology, Philosophy, as well as Human Growth and Development.

Technological education[edit]

Central Peel's Technology department offers students unique opportunities to develop technological daroshum skills. Students may study Hairstyling and Aestheticsin a mock hair salon (The Snippin Griffin), take part in Construction Technology study and practice in a wood shop, study Communications in a high tech computer lab, Design in a unique design studio, as well as Transportation Technology in an auto shop. Along with these unique opportunities students at Central Peel may also expand their knowledge of technology in Health Care and Green Industries courses.


Central Peel offers students a chance to participate in school teams, Intramurals and program management.

School teams[edit]

All of Central Peel's extra curricular teams compete within The Region of Peel Secondary Schools Athletic Association (ROPSSAA). School teams include Basketball for boys and girls at the junior and senior levels, Girl's varsity Flag Football, boys varsity Volleyball as well as girls junior and senior teams, boys varsity Baseball, girls varsity Softball, Tennis for boys and girls, Wrestling, Golf, boys varsity Ice Hockey, Track & Field, Marathon, Cross Country, boys varsity Cricket, boys and girls Soccer and boys varsity Lacrosse. Central Peel also has a Co-ed Volleyball team, a Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee team and a boys' Indoor Soccer Team which don't compete within ROPPSSA but assemble annually to take part in local sports tournaments.

Advanced Placement[edit]

Central Peel offers the Advanced Placement program. For the majority of students, enrollment and acceptance into the program involves a two-step admission process; including a written application and formal assessment dubbed "The AP Exam" by students. Central Peel has offered the AP program since 2012-2013. As part of the program, Central Peel offers a variety of AP courses, which can only be taken by students who are in the program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "About Us". Central Peel Secondary School. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Central Peel Secondary School (899828)". Secondary school profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Education Quality and Accountability Office. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 

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