CASE (Community-based Alternative Secondary Education)

CASE (Community-based Alternative Secondary Education) is designed to meet the needs of students and families from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, including but not limited to Low German speaking families, students from local private Christian schools, and students who were previously homeschooled.  

Students in the CASE program participate in semestered courses at Listowel District Secondary School that are separate from the mainstream programming. Students are in-class for two days per week to learn from qualified secondary teachers. These courses are taught in a traditional classroom setting with blended learning and inquiry-based learning integrated in the classroom.  Students combine these curricular studies with three days per week of co-operative education placements in the community.   

A growing number of students are also participating in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program within the CASE program while specializing in Agriculture, Business, Construction, Health and Wellness, and Manufacturing. While participating in the SHSM program, students are able to access free certifications that include first aid, working at heights, chainsaw safety, and food safety, among others.

Registration Information

To express interest in the CASE program:

  1. Complete pre-registration to attend Listowel District Secondary School using the forms found on the School Registration page.
  2. If you live outside of the AMDSB catchment area, please complete a request to attend an AMDSB school border cross form and send it to Sarah VanAaken at [email protected]
  3. If you live within the AMDSB catchment area but outside of the North Perth area, please complete a request to border cross form and send it to Sarah VanAaken at [email protected]

Please note that completion of the registration steps above does not guarantee entry into the CASE program.   Notification of acceptance or placement on the waitlist will be shared with families once the committee has met to review applications.