Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School

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Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School
55 Centrepointe Dr.

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Coordinates45°20′48″N 75°45′55″W / 45.346733°N 75.765152°W / 45.346733; -75.765152Coordinates: 45°20′48″N 75°45′55″W / 45.346733°N 75.765152°W / 45.346733; -75.765152
MottoThe School That Works
School boardOttawa Carleton District School Board
SuperintendentNeil York Slater
Area trusteePam FitzGerald (ZONE 5)
School number942952
AdministratorPeggy Van Ryckeghem
PrincipalKevin Bush
Grades9-12 Vocational
Enrollment502 (Sept 2006[1])
Colour(s)Black and Gold         
Team nameSir Guy Knights

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School is a high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It specializes in Vocational Education, with programs modified to suit individual abilities. It also offers a General Learning Program, A Physical Support Program and a Behavioural Intervention Program for students with Special Education needs.

The school is located in Nepean on Centrepointe Drive. Sir Guy is under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

Sir Guy is also known for their motto The School That Works; it is well-known not for its athletics but is for its classes.

Students and staff[edit]

Sir Guy's students come from the western zones of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and from other Ottawa area boards. Students are collected by bus from all over the city to participate in courses suited to their level of ability and entry into the workforce.

The staff is composed of more than 50 teachers, 20 special education teaching assistants, office staff, culinary staff, a technician and custodial staff.

Programs offered[edit]

Programs Offered

  • Vocational Program
  • Advanced Culinary Education (ACE) Specialist High Skills Major
  • Cooperative Education
  • Non-Composite High School
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • Behaviour Intervention Program
  • General Learning Program
  • Physical Support Program

All meals at Sir Guy are created under the supervision of the Red Seal chefs at the school. In the morning, free breakfasts are provided to all who want one. At lunch time, lunches are sold or students may work 20 minutes to earn their lunch.

The Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) program is one of the school initiatives to improve reading by providing an opportunity for all students to read. Once a week the whole school drops whatever they are doing and students read for 20 uninterrupted minutes material about the subject they are in. For example, if a student is in Auto Mechanics they read about cars, if they are in the Child Care class they read about children.

The SAGE Youth Program gives students an opportunity to develop and improve their basic literacy skills by working one-on-one with trained and devoted volunteers once a week. The volunteers are from Sage Youth,[2] a volunteer organization based in Ottawa whose purpose is helping high-need children to improve their reading. Sir Guy Carleton hosts these volunteers and pairs them students who want extra help.

Notable events[edit]

  • Sir Guy celebrated its 25th year in 2006.
  • Retired Principal Debra Ford is among 32 exceptional leaders in education from across the country being recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2007.[3] Current Principal Kevin Bush was recognized for the same award in 2010 2011[4]
  • The school was featured on the TVO Studio 2 program that was produced in June 2005.[5]
  • On October 10, 2014 an Annual Event Held a Thanksgiving dinner to serve more than 1,100 meals.
  • Sir Guy Carleton Hosted its 24 annual Thanksgiving dinner October 11, 2015 .

See also[edit]


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