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This is the second year of our canoe building course. Under the direction of John Hendren (recently retired from his role as Architectural Supervisor with our School Board), and our construction teacher Dave Lester, our students spend every Wednesday during Semester 2 building two canoes from kits. The students earn a specialized grade 11 construction credit and learn the art of building a canoe. As we did last year we are building two different canoe models which we will sell to private buyers to recoup the costs of the canoe kits, tools and materials. ~~The two canoes from last year’s project were purchased by cottagers on Stoney Lake. ~~


Our February Newsletter is now available on the link above.  Stay Warm!!

Our Principal Jim Rielly was a guest on CHEX Daily January 27 2015 to discuss Literacy and the successes of our students and programs here at PACE! Click on the CHEX logo below and see Jim's segment begin at 37:20.

The Votes are in!
The Peterborough This Week 2015 Readers Select Awards name PACE @ PCVS SECOND PLACE in the category of Continuing Adult Education.  Thank you for your support in the good work we do!

Dual Credit Courses

There are three dual credit courses that will be
starting in February 2015.
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  • Health and Safety Theory (Starts Apr 28th)
  • Manicure Level 1 (Starts Feb 16th)      
  • Introduction to Mechanical Trades (Starts Feb 16th)

See Gord Lake in the Main Office for more information.
To enroll please follow the link below to submit application before February 6th.


***IMPORTANT***Please bring a printed copy of the sign up confirmation to Gord Lake in the office prior to the start date of the course.

What are Dual Credits?

Dual Credit programs are courses that are offered in partnership with
Fleming College.  Students enrolled in a dual credit are earning a credit
that counts towards their high school diploma as well as a college credit.

What are the benefits?

Students are not only earning both high school and college credits but
they are also getting an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to ease
the transition to post secondary programs. Students who take part in this
program may also have a lighter course load at college since they have
already started to accumulate credits. Dual credit students have a head
start on learning and training for their future careers.

Future Courses Available in 2014-2015 Year:
  • Carpentry
  • Applied Tools
  • Landscape Construction
  • Intro to Improv (School for Young Moms Only)

Welcome to Alternative and Continuing Education at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School.

Office hours are from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

We currently have 8 different programs running at PCVS:  our day school serving students from 16-70 years of age earning Ontario Curriculum credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (O.S.S.D.), School For Young Moms, Literacy Basic Skills (LBS), Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR), Correspondence (Independent Learning), Suspension/Expulsion Program, International Languages (Mandarin, Korean and Ojibwe) and Personal Services Worker (PSW).  For information on any of these programs contact our office at 705 745-9833.

We have grown consistently since opening on September 10th 2012 and we now number over 400 students in our day school.


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