How Venture & Co Op Work

Planning for Post-Secondary Success

Through a flexible timetable that supports both independent and shared learning experiences, Hamilton District Christian High Venture students engage in learning designed to develop critical problem-solving capabilities and the academic skills required for success in their post-secondary lives.

The diverse student interests at HDCH represent a microcosm of our community, so field trips and guest speakers are student-driven, based on individual aspirations and potential career directions.

Business and Non-profit Opportunities
The program is designed to incorporate both business and non-profit career opportunities and also looks at how these two areas are closely connected. Many for-profit businesses contribute very significantly to charitable and community-based causes, and many charitable groups we connected with embody excellent business practices and financial management strategies to accomplish their goals.

The Program

The program is organized around a 3-year progression of courses which integrate on-campus learning with community field trips, placements, and mentorships. Instruction will integrate learning expectations with experiences in a variety of venues which will challenge students to consider how possible career opportunities could be places to serve God and benefit others and their communities.

Grade 10 Program

  • Complete a 2 credit year-long block course integrating career exploration, community involvement, and leadership.
  • Develop a variety of projects enhancing skills in communication, collaboration, and workplace readiness.
  • Participate in off-site trips and connecting with in-class speakers to explore a range of occupations and career pathways.

Grade 11 Program

  • Develop mentorship relationships with qualified professionals in potential career interest areas.
  • Plan and completing one or more short-term on-site experiences (observation/job shadowing)
  • Complete a personal life management and financial planning course, and a post-secondary career transition plan.
  • Develop connections between career pathways and elective courses

Grade 12 Program

  • Complete a 1-4 credit co operative education or leadership course
  • Mentor a Junior Venture student

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