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In-School Opportunities

February 4, 2021


Senior Years Apprenticeship Option

Have dreams of becoming a chef or carpenter? Maybe you want to learn the art of auto body painting. Students who have completed grade 10 and are 16 years of age have the opportunity to become a student apprentice. For every 110 hours of paid work experience the student completes, these hours can be transferred into a credit to be used towards high school graduation. (a maximum of 8 credits, (880 hours) can be earned through the Senior Years Apprenticeship Option).

WSD School Board Bursary

School board bursaries are available to resident students taking academic courses in any secondary school in the division. The bursaries are awarded to a limited number of students presently in Grade 9, 10, and 11 based on family income and his her standing in school work during the current school year. ONLY students whose parents or legal guardians reside within the boundaries of The Winnipeg School Division are eligible to apply. Applications are available in Student Services.

WSD and City of Winnipeg Scholarship & Service Award Program

Awards are open to Aboriginal students attending school full time. The program provides a continuing scholarship to selected students who exemplify leadership in both school and community. It is designed to encourage students to stay in school and to consider post-secondary education. It also provides summer employment for two students each year who display interest and capacity in municipal planning, and related fields. 7 awards and 2 job opportunities will be awarded this year. There is one award per grade level (6-12). Applications are available in Student Services.

Second Language Credit Option

Students who are fluent in an additional language may have the opportunity to complete a competency exam for an additional high school credit. See your guidance counsellor or career advisor for more information.

Junior Achievement

Company Program: A Student Venture - An after school program offered by Junior Achievement that allows students to learn howto organize and operate their own business, raise capital and sell shares, create a marketing plan, and prepare a business plan, financial statement, and an annual report. Students (in grades 9 12) have the opportunitiy to receive scholarships for post secondary education.

American Sign Language Credit Option

Are you a student who is fluent in sign language? If so, you have the opportunity to complete a competency exam for high school credit. Offered twice a year in November and May.

Dual Credit University Option

This is your opportunity to complete a first year university (full or half credit) course taught by a university instructor while still in high school. Successful completion of courses allows students to obtain one high school credit (to contribute to high school graduation), and one university credit.


Conversational French

Conversational French for 13-15 year olds at St. Bonfiace college teaches students to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and needs in French both inside and outside the classroom. Participants are grouped according to proficiency (beginner to advanced).

Youth Transition

Provides recent grade 12 graduates with meaningful work experience with the Provincial Government and approved private sector employees. Students who complete their 10-14 month program will receive a $3,000 dollar bursary to be used for post-secondary training, in addition to their salaries.

Manitoba Science Academy 6 week high school program

House of Commons Page Program

To be eligible, you must be a grade 12 student registered (or planning to register) at a capital university (University of Ottawa, Carelton University, Saint Paul University, or Universite du Quebec en Outaouais). Pages "collect and distribute official documents, link members of Parliament to their Hill offices, serve House Officials in various capacities, and act as messengers for the Speaker, Chair Occupants, Members of Parliament, and Table Officers". Will receive a salary over a twelve month period. 


United Way Community Service Award

Given to one Grade 11 student from each participating high school in Winnipeg. This student is an active community volunteer, motivates other students to get involved, and connects and works with others to make a difference. Students are nominated by their school.

For Further information on any of the above student opportunities, please see your career advisor or guidance counsellor in Student Support Services!​

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