White Oaks Secondary School

White Oaks Secondary School (WOSS) is a secondary school located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

White Oaks Secondary School
1330 Montclair Drive

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Coordinates43°27′48″N 79°42′05″W / 43.46333°N 79.70139°W / 43.46333; -79.70139Coordinates: 43°27′48″N 79°42′05″W / 43.46333°N 79.70139°W / 43.46333; -79.70139
School typePublic, High school
Founded1965 (1965)
School boardHalton District School Board
SuperintendentColette Ruddock
Area trusteeKelly Amos
School number953121[1]
PrincipalKaren Hartman
Enrollment2000[2] (2017-2018)
LanguageEnglish,[3] 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.[4][5] White Oaks also offers French at the immersion level, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.[6] 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.[7]

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.

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  1. ^ "White Oaks High School (953121)". Secondary school profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  2. ^ "School Details". Halton District School Board. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  3. ^ "White Oaks SS (953121)". School profile. Education Quality and Accountability Office. 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  4. ^ "Drug addiction claimed her son | InsideHalton.com". InsideHalton.com. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  5. ^ "14 Youths Arrested For Oakville Drug Bust". The Toronto Star. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  6. ^ White Oaks Secondary School
  7. ^ "Report Card for White Oaks High School". School report cards. Fraser Institute. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  8. ^ The Spectator. Hamilton, Ont.: Oct 16, 1999. pg. N.6
  9. ^ http://www.classmates.com/people/Glenn-Milchem/8734327982
  10. ^ Mandrich, Tony. "My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & God: The Tony Mandarich Story".
  11. ^ "Geri Hall makes pitch to Canada's political leaders". www.insidehalton.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/dmatheson8/status/281106653707915266%7Cdate=July 2012
  13. ^ http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2895966-each-one-has-earned-their-place-in-history
  14. ^ http://www.oshof.com/vhof/zamuner_ro0.html
  15. ^ http://www.insidehalton.com/sports-story/4461500-oakville-s-wilson-ready-for-next-chapter-in-hockey-career/
  16. ^ http://penguins.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8476293

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