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Specialized Programs

Busing to Rainbow District School Board’s four specialized program is offered to students within Greater Sudbury.

Arts Education Program

Sudbury Secondary School offers academic, athletic and superior arts education in a state-of-the-art facility. Arts Education includes comprehensive training in dance, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, media studies and visual arts from educators who are specialists in their disciplines. The arts wing features the city’s best-equipped dance studio, drama studio/black box theatre, media lab with green screen, visual arts studios, Mac lab, photography classroom and darkroom, vocal and instrumental music rooms and practice rooms, and a spectacular 450-seat auditorium to showcase student talent. Classrooms and the gymnasium have also been updated. At Sudbury Secondary School, students earn an Arts Education Certificate in addition to their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students also have the option to graduate with a French Immersion Certificate and provincially recognized Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture.

To learn more, please contact:

Heather Downey, Principal
Sudbury Secondary School
154 College Street
Sudbury, ON P3C 4Y2
Phone: 705-674-7551

Innovative Integrated Technology Program

The Innovative Integrated Technology Program (InIT) at Lively District Secondary School combines a variety of core subjects with innovative technology classes. Lively District Secondary School works in partnership with businesses and industry to provide relevant and meaningful activities to students through job shadowing, eld trips and industry recognized certifications that prepare them to become competitive in a global market. The InIT program encourages problem-solving through the design process, integrating digital technology and industry standard software and hardware. Students also have an opportunity to incorporate involvement in one of four provincially recognized SHSM programs in Mining, Information and Communications Technology, Environmental Studies or Sports and Fitness. In order to meet the requirements for an InIT certificate, college-bound students will be required to complete six technology courses and maintain a minimum 70 per cent average. University bound students will be required to complete four technology courses and maintain a minimum 80 per cent average.

To learn more, please contact:

Leslie Mantle, Principal
Lively District Secondary School
265 Fifth Avenue
Lively, ON P3Y 1M4
Phone: 705-692-3671

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

The International Baccalaureate Organization offers an enriched and comprehensive curriculum that promotes active global citizenship. This internationally recognized program encourages critical thinking, research skills, inquiry and reflection. The IB curriculum, together with learning through creativity, activity and service, inspires both academic and personal growth. IB students will be engaged with in-depth subject knowledge that is recognized by post-secondary institutions around the world. Students graduating with an IB Diploma can earn up to three first-year university credits. The IB Program is available at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School to all students who have the required interest and aptitude.

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International Baccalaureate World School logo

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program since September 2001. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. There are over 5,000 IB schools located in 152 countries worldwide, and Lo-Ellen Park is proud to be one of them.


The Diploma Program prepares students for university and encourages them to:

  • ask challenging questions
  • learn how to learn
  • develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

At the end of the two-year program, students are assessed both internally and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.

The IBO works closely with universities in all regions of the world to gain recognition for the IB diploma. To aid this process, university admissions officers and government officials have direct online access to all syllabuses and recent examinations.

IB graduates from Lo-Ellen Park have gone on to thrive in many competitive enrolment programs at Ontario, Canadian and American universities, and are often the recipients of valuable scholarships.

Students must successfully complete the grade 9 and 10 Pre-IB program at Lo-Ellen Park before entering the IB Diploma Program in Grade 11. Thus, students must apply for entry from Grade 8. A combination of high academic performance, teacher recommendation and an interview (in some cases) are required for acceptance into the program. In Grades 9 and 10, all compulsory subjects are taught at an enriched level to prepare students for the academic rigour of the IB Diploma.

All qualified students living in the Rainbow District School Board area will be provided transportation to Lo-Ellen Park for the Pre-IB and IB Program.

To learn more, about the IB Diploma Program, visit or contact Julie Wuorinen at [email protected].

Science Technology Education Program

The Science Technology Education Program (STEP) enjoys a rich tradition at Lockerby Composite School. STEP is recognized as one of the most innovative secondary school programs in Ontario. With a focus on math, science and technology, the program is for students contemplating a career in medicine, science, health care, business, computer science, design or engineering. STEP students are actively engaged in their learning by keeping pace with the latest trends in science and technology through involvement in initiatives such as anywhere, anytime laptop learning, the provincially recognized Specialist High Skills Major in mining and health and wellness, as well as courses in architecture, interior design, medical biology and medical technology.

To learn more, please contact:

Craig Runciman, Principal
Lockerby Composite School
1391 Ramsey View Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 5T4
Phone: 705-522-1750