Having questions about the Hamilton District Christian High Venture Program? Here are your answers.
How long has the Venture program been running?
Our first cohort of Grade 10 students entered the program this past September, 2014.
Is Venture just for students who already know their career path after high school?
Not at all. It is actually designed to help students explore possible options as well as consider a broader sense of how skills and abilities could bless the lives of others and be part of God’s plan to bring hope and renewal to this world. A better sense of career and work pathways is an intended outcome upon completion of the Venture program, not an entry requirement.
Would it still be beneficial for students who are unsure of their plans after high school?
Absolutely. The program is designed anticipating that students will initially be exploring and considering a variety of possibilities. Some experiences in the program may help students to rule out certain career paths as well as pique an interest in others.
How would it impact other course options?
In Grade 10 and 11, 3 of the 4 credits in the full year block would meet core requirements. In Grade 12, students have the option of either a 2-credit or 4-credit Co-op placement. Other electives would have to be planned around these components.
How does the application process work?
End of November
- Applications available in the office and on the website
- Lunch hour information sessions – November 9-12 2015
- Attend the Parent information evening on November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Applications due by February 8, 2016
- February 2, 2016 Parent Student Information Evening (7.30-8.30)
Where do I find more information about Venture?
Check out the school website hdch.org/venture. There is more information and an online registration form available there. You can also find links to the program on Edsby.