School Within a College (SWAC): Open House at Sheridan College
By Barb Guglielmi, Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School
On November 25, 2014 Dufferin Peel students and teachers were invited to a SWAC Open House/Information Session at Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus. Archbishop Romero staff and Sheridan staff welcomed participants. Student and teacher testimonials provided a detailed overview of the program.
“Being on campus full time means being in a mature learning environment. This allowed me to focus my mind on school work. This semester, I was able to get 2 college credits. In one of my courses, I got the highest overall average.” –Alex Deamaral, SWAC student
“I love the college courses I’m currently taking, and I also love the fact that these will follow me into college and count towards my college credits when I do become a full time college student. I am very grateful I got accepted into this program and for this great opportunity to walk across the stage with my daughter at graduation as a S.W.A.C student.” –Tiffany Goodman, SWAC student
“Students who come to this program are more mature and they are focused on graduating. Being in this program makes it much easier to focus on getting your high school diploma and getting on with your life. Do not waste your time thinking about it. This is the perfect program for you if you want to graduate and go to college. Being on campus full time and completing 2 college courses gave me the confidence I needed to know I can succeed in any college program. I am now finishing up my first college semester and I am getting A’s and B’s.” –Diana Eleshya, recent SWAC graduate
SWAC students Celebrate 100% Success Rate!
On January 8, Sheridan staff recognized Archbishop Romero’s SWAC (School Within a College) students. All students in the program successfully completed two dual credit college credits: Agony and Ecstasy, and Profiles in Crime. Special recognition goes to the following award winners:
Alex Deamaral: Academic Achievement Award (Profiles in Crime)
Tiffany Goodman: Academic Achievement Award (Agony and Ecstasy) & Citizenship Award (Profiles in Crime)
Adrienne Crossan: Citizenship Award (Profiles in Crime)
Talos Velasco: Citizenship Award (Agony and Ecstasy)
Gabrielle Biggers: Citizenship Award (Agony and Ecstasy)
Vanessa McCall: Citizenship Award (Agony and Ecstasy)
For more information on the SWAC program, please contact Rossana Gorys (rossana.gorys[at]sheridancollege.ca).