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History and Rationale 


 

Marita.jpgThe primary mandate of the Orientation Centre is to place all candidates in the Catholic Secondary Schools of Metropolitan Toronto.

 

The Centre was established in 1988 in order to interview, test, evaluate and place newcomer and returning Canadian students.

 

The Orientation Centre has proved to be a reliable and viable program within the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).  Over the years, its personnel has assessed tens of thousands of students from outside Ontario and Canada.

 

Overseas educational transcript of records are assessed and the Ontario high school credit equivalency is granted.  This has made the job of placement at any grade and level within the individual schools a very efficient one.  The Orientation Centre does not only assess ESL, it has also placed a high percentage of new students, in regular English and Math programs.

 

Succeed.jpgIn addition, the Centre liaises with various community agencies thereby easing the transitional period for students and their families in Toronto.  Over the years, the Orientation Centre has accumulated a lot of expertise in placement and assessment.  Its teacher personnel also work in the classroom besides carrying out their placement duties.

 

To date, over 26,000 studen​ts have been interviewed and placed.