Many students who are identified as Intellectual (Developmental Disability/ Mild Intellectual

Disability) through the IPRC process can be successfully supported in their home school. For

some students to develop and reach their full potential, an alternative program to the Ontario

curriculum with an alternative plan for graduation may be required. The Alternative Continuum

of Education (ACE) program meets the needs of exceptional students who require an

alternative program at the elementary and secondary levels.


The ACE program is a non-credit program leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment. As an

alternative to Ontario curriculum, the program does NOT lead to an Ontario Secondary School

Diploma (OSSD). 


Within the ACE program, students will receive:

– A small ratio setting

– Alternative curriculum (with a functional skills focus)

– Alternative Individual Education Plan (IEP)

– Alternative Program Report Card