White Oaks Secondary School
|White Oaks Secondary School|
1330 Montclair Drive
|School type||Public, High school|
|School board||Halton District School Board|
|Area trustee||Kelly Amos|
|Language||English, French immersion|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Gold|
The school has north and south campuses, across the road from each other. The north campus was formerly known as General Wolfe High School, and used to be attended by students who had different levels and types of learning capabilities than those of the south campus. The school now acts as a whole, and students can take classes at North or South campus - the old division between the schools is gone. The north campus offers hands-on technical programs such as hairdressing, child care, autobody and carpentry, as well as classes for students with a wide range of disabilities, and English Language Learner programs (ELL), and is the location for recognized Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) and the Ford Academy of Manufacturing Sciences (FAMS). However, it is reported to have a history of drug and substance abuse. White Oaks also offers French at the immersion level, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. In the Fraser Institute's report on Ontario schools for the 2012-2013 year, the school was ranked 39 out of 740 secondary schools with an overall rating of 8.3/10.
The Film Production and IB Film Studies program (Communications Technology) at the school is an advanced program with both Mac and PC labs. Formerly lead by teacher turned Hollywood film producer, Dale Andrews, the program is known for sending more students to post secondary film schools than any other school in the province of Ontario with graduates attending NYU, Ryerson University, Vancouver Film School, Humber College and Sheridan College.
- Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, spent four years at White Oaks Secondary School before attending Milton District High School for his OAC.
- Mike Vanderjagt, ex-NFL kicker, graduated from White Oaks Secondary School.
- Shane Told, the lead singer of the Post-Hardcore band Silverstein.
- Glenn Milchem, drummer for popular Canadian band Blue Rodeo.
- Tony Mandarich, NFL Green Bay Packers #1 Draft Pick graduated from White Oaks Secondary School
- Geri Hall, actress on Canadian comedy show "This Hour has 22 Minutes", popular TV commercial actor.
- Arda Ocal, Host of "Right After Wrestling" on The Score Television Network.
- Diana Matheson, midfielder for Canada's women's soccer team.
- Mark McEwan Chef, Entrepreneur, host of Top Chef Canada
- Rob Zamuner, ex-NHL hockey player
- Dan Lett, actor
- Scott Wilson (ice hockey), Current Forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins 
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- White Oaks Secondary School
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- Mandrich, Tony. "My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & God: The Tony Mandarich Story".
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