Dual Credits

What is a Dual Credit?

Dual credit programs are ministry-approved programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Dual Credits may be offered in an HDSB secondary school (team taught model) or at the college (college delivered model).

GDHS currently runs full programs in partnership with Humber College and has students participating in various programs in partnership with other schools and Sheridan College.

For further information go to HDSB Dual Credit Information

Why take Dual Credits?

  • To earn both a high school and college credit at the same time

  • To determine if college learning is suitable for you

  • To experience a particular course at the college level from a college instructor

  • To explore a college campus and learn about opportunities at a particular college

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Dual Credits at GDHS (current offerings)

Sustainable Horticulture

GDHS & Humber College

This dual credit takes place at, is taught by, and delivered exclusively by Humber College.

For this program students learn the basic theory and practical skills related to horticulture including workplace safety & tools, pruning, spring cleanup, annuals, perennials and bulbs, planting trees and shrubs, winterizing materials, seeding and sodding.

Students will receive 2 credits (1 high school and 1 college credit). The credits are:

If you are interested in enrolling in this dual credit, visit your Guidance counsellor to learn more!

Reading and Writing

GDHS & Humber College

This dual credit takes place at GDHS, is team taught by a GDHS teacher and a Humber College instructor, and is delivered by both GDHS and Humber College.

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing.

Students will receive 2 credits (1 high school and 1 college credit). The credits are: ENG4C and WRIT100.

WRIT 100 focuses on the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills required by students for success in their program of study at Humber College as well as in preparation for the professional workplace. This course places a strong emphasis on academic essay writing through methods of summary and critical analysis. This is a writing-intensive course, and most of the writing that students practise will be readings-based.

Anticipated Offerings for 2020-2021

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Sustainable Horticulture

GDHS & Humber College

This dual credit takes place at, is taught by, and delivered exclusively by Humber College.

For this program students learn the basic theory and practical skills related to horticulture including workplace safety & tools, pruning, spring cleanup, annuals, perennials and bulbs, planting trees and shrubs, winterizing materials, seeding and sodding.

Students will receive 2 credits (1 high school and 1 college credit). The credits are:

If you are interested in enrolling in this dual credit, visit your Guidance counsellor to learn more!

Other Dual Credit Opportunities

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Humber College

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Mohawk College

Sheridan College