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This is the Home of the Rams!
Stratford Central Secondary School has a long history of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. We are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment and opportunities for students to be successful while also encouraging them to be responsible, productive, and ongoing learners, as well as well-rounded individuals capable of leadership and good citizenship.
Stratford Central is a school rich in tradition. It's a school known for its excellence in academics, athletics and the arts - a real triple "A" threat.
In terms of Academics, we offer a full range of courses in a wide variety of disciplines. We also offer Enriched level courses in the core subject areas of grade 9 and 10 as well as in English and American History at the grade 11 level. These courses help our students prepare for Advanced Placement courses in a variety of grade 12 subject areas. Our Student Services Department and the Student Success Program provide support to students as they enter an apprenticeship placement, college, the workplace or university after leaving Central.
Athletics form an essential part of student life at Central. The RAMS demonstrate tremendous school spirit, and we offer most sports to help provide a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities to our students. If you refer to our newsletters, posted on this site, you may read about our successes.
Stratford Central is incredibly proud of its Arts program, which includes courses in the areas of Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, a variety of Visual Arts courses and Drama. These subject areas are extended by extra-curricular activities such as the Jazz and Symphonic Bands, the Choir, Dancentral, Theatre Central, the Cartoon Club, etc. Our Audio Visual Club works closely with all of these clubs, as they provide support to the many productions which take place throughout the year. For students who earn eight Arts credits, we offer an Enhanced Arts Program certificate. And, Stratford Central is also excited to offer its students a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) designation in Arts and Culture.
This year, we're pleased to extend our SHSM offering to a "Stage Production" designation, which combines courses from our Communications Technology and Construction areas. Students will develop their skills in the areas of communication and construction technology by actually helping to design and build, as well as provide sound and lighting for our many productions and assemblies. These students will learn skills which may lead them directly to work within the community at a local theatre or to further develop skills and knowledge in these areas at the college or university level. We plan to build upon current relationships with members of the community to help enrich this program for our students.
I encourage you to learn more about Stratford Central by accessing the excellent information available on this website. If you have further questions or would like an opportunity to visit our school, please feel free to contact me at (519) 271-4500.
The Avon Maitland District School Board and staff at Stratford Central Secondary School are pleased that Stratford Central was selected in 2007 as one of the launch sites across the province to offer the Arts and Culture (AC) Specialist High Skills Major programs. Central was chosen again in 2009 for the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist High Skills Major program (SHSM).
The artsCentral & digitalCentral programs at Stratford Central Secondary School were chosen based on evidence of an established program, strong community and post secondary education partnerships, the delivery of sector recognized certifications, and a cooperative education component.
Learn more about these fantastic programs and the incredible opportunities they provide.
Learn more about this opportunity in the Advanced Placement brochure.