Secondary Africentric Program Will Open in September

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
TDSB NEW! Program Offering: Leonard Braithwaite Program @ Winston Churchill Collegiate

A letter to Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 TDSB students entering grade 9.
The Toronto District School Board’s Vision of Hope speaks to the importance of developing
programs that inspire all learners to strive for personal success and create opportunities for
students to discover their full potential. A key part of this vision is to provide students with
greater choice and a range of program options.

This fall at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute, we will be introducing a new Africentric
program (the Leonard Braithwaite program) for interested grade 9 students. The program offers
students the chance to learn the provincial curriculum through the diverse perspectives,
experiences and histories of people from the African Diaspora.

Through a creative approach to education emphasizing the intellectual, personal, emotional and
social growth of the whole person, students will develop the knowledge, skills, independent
critical and creative thought and international-mindedness they need to be tomorrow’s leaders.
We are excited to present a “de-streamed” cohort program, where all students will have access
to the academic designation for all core subjects. The Leonard Braithwaite Program has three
key outcomes for its students:

  • High academic achievement
  • High self and cultural pride
  • A high motivation to succeed in post secondary opportunities, professional careers and beyond!

Additional support services will be available to encourage optimal opportunities for academic
enrichment, student-community engagement and civic leadership, becoming active learners and
engaged world citizens.

Although the program is in the city’s east end, enrolment in the school is open to any student
who lives in Toronto. Transportation to and from the school is the responsibility of the

Parents who are interested in registering their child in the Leonard Braithwaite Program can go
to the Toronto District School Board’s Equitable and inclusive Schools, Student and Community
Equity Office at (416) 397-3138.

Feeder School Student Open House @ Winston Churchill C.I. will take place on Wednesday,
June 13, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

A second opportunity for Registration will take place at the Parent/Guardian/ Community Open
House @ Winston Churchill C.I. on Monday, June 18th, 7:00-9:00pm.

For more information, please contact:

Jacqueline Spence
Central Coordinating Principal, Equitable and Inclusive Schools, Student, Parent and Community
Toronto District School Board

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