Dual Credit

Limestone Learning Foundation

There are a number of Dual Credit opportunities available to students in the Limestone District School Board each semester. These courses are provided at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. A variety of courses in disciplines such as early childhood education, police foundations, graphic design, culinary arts and business, and trades are among the possibilities. 

Dual Credits provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training;

  • Gain experience that will help them with their post-secondary education or apprenticeship; and

  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers.

Types of Dual Credits:

  • Integrated Dual Credits: Students go to the college once or twice per week and take a college course along with other college students. Students may take courses in business, film studies, aesthetics, personal support worker, behavioural science technology, police foundations, child and youth worker, hospitality & tourism. There are also some Level 1 Apprenticeships available.

  • Congregated Dual Credits: The Congregated Dual Credit program provides students with an opportunity to take a college course in a college setting with other high school students. 

  • Focus Programs/Dual Credits: Several of our LDSB Focus Programs integrate Dual Credits into the instructional package of the program. In addition, some Dual Credit programs have a link to the apprenticeship trades through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

For more information about the Dual Credit Program including what programs are being offered each semester, visit the St. Lawrence College website, or contact your school Guidance Department.

What are the benefits of Dual Credits?

  • Students gain exposure to college programs which will allow them to make more informed decisions regarding their post-secondary destination
  • Students can earn a college credit and a secondary school credit.
  • Tuition, books and transportation costs will be paid by the School College Work Initiative.
  • Students will have the opportunity to experience campus life and learn at the college level.
  • A Limestone District School Board dual credit teacher is at the college to monitor students and assist them in being successful in their courses.

Who is eligible?

  • All Grade 11 or 12 students are eligible.
  • Applicants must be flexible, self-reliant, mature and committed.
  • It is preferable that students are enrolled in a cooperative education program to allow for flexibility in scheduling but not mandatory. 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.