Western U, school board partner on "School Within a University" program

April 12, 2012

Western University and the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) have partnered on a new program that will give 25 TVDSB students the opportunity to complete their final secondary school courses needed for graduation, as well as earn a university credit at no cost. The first program of its kind in Ontario, "School Within a University" will allow students to complete up to 6 senior high school credits while earning a university credit -- all on Western U's campus. Eligible students will be selected by school staff and must meet criteria set by the school board and the university's Admissions Office to demonstrate that they are academically capable. The students will be supported by mentors to facilitate their success. The new program builds on the success of the TVDSB's "School Within a College" program created in partnership with Fanshawe College. TVDSB News Release