St. Edmund Campion Secondary School

Highschool school in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
   Team nameThe Bears

St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School is a high school in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The school is operated by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. As of now there are over 1,700 students enrolled in, and the uniform consists of a navy blue sweater and khaki pants.

Feeder Elementary Schools

  • St. Aidan Catholic
  • St. Angela Merici Catholic
  • St. Bonaventure Catholic
  • St. Daniel Comboni Catholic
  • St. Lucy Catholic
  • St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • St. Rita Elementary School

History

The school opened on September 2, 2003, with 250 grade 9 students in Mississauga whilst the Brampton building was under construction. The Mississauga building was shared by grade 9 students from St. Marcellinus, and John Cabot Secondary Schools. In its second year, there were grade 9 and 10 classes, and the building was shared with students from Metropolitan Andrei elementary school. The school moved to its present building in Brampton in 2005, with 1,300 students in grades 9, 10, and 11, and a grade 12 class from 2006.[citation needed]

Academics

In August 2009, the school principal Kevin McGuire removed the book To Kill a Mockingbird from the grade 10 curriculum due to a complaint received from a parent who expressed concern about the language in the book. It was returned to the grade 10 curriculum in 2011.[2]

St. Edmund Campion offers an Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The AP program provides an enriched classroom setting for highly motivated students in the areas of English, Math, and French. History and Science will be added in grade 10. The program begins in Grade 9 with pre-AP classes in which students study both the Ontario and the AP curriculum. This allows students to continue AP classes in Grades 11 and 12 that prepare students to write AP exams for advanced placement or credit in university.

As of the 2016–17 school year, St. Edmund Campion is ranked the 7th best school in Brampton out of 25 schools in the city. St. Edmund Campion is the second best school in West Brampton, after St. Roch Catholic Secondary School. [3]

In May 2018, St. Edmund Campion Secondary School was chosen as a recipient of the 2017–18 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools. The school was awarded for demonstrating initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. [4]

Notable events

In 2012, St. Edmund Campion's then vice-principal was suspended after facing impaired driving and drug charges. [5]

Naveed Shahnawaz, a recent St. Edmund Campion graduate, was killed in 2013 at the CNE. [6]

A number of violent incidents have also occurred on school grounds. In October 2014, a teenager was stabbed at the school, putting the area on lockdown. A 17-year-old student from St. Edmund Campion was later taken into custody.[7] Later that year, a student was stabbed in the torso while another received injuries to his arm following an altercation involving a knife .[8] In June 2017, Peel Regional Police arrested a 16-year-old girl after officers allege she encouraged fellow students to bring weapons to school. Investigators said the girl wanted her peers to bring weapons to the school, in order to disrupt the school day[9]

Notable alumni

  • Shay Colley, basketball player
  • Raz Fresco, rapper/producer
  • Cyle Larin, footballer
  • Jonathan Osorio, footballer
  • Nicholas Osorio, footballer
  • Ndzemdzela Langwa, footballer
  • Mike Edem, CFL player
  • PARTYNEXTDOOR, musician/artist
  • Royce Metchie, CFL player
  • Tajon Buchanan, footballer
  • Godfrey Onyeka, CFL player
  • NorthSideBenji, rapper
  • Houdini (rapper), rapper
  • Cameron Lawson, CFL player

See also

References

  1. ^ "St. Edmund Campion Secondary School - Home". Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Complaint prompts school to kill 'Mockingbird' - Toronto Star".
  3. ^ "Compare academic rankings and ratings of Ontario schools". ontario.compareschoolrankings.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ Marychuk, Marta (16 May 2018). "Brampton high school receives prestigious award". BramptonGuardian.com.
  5. ^ Yuen, Jenny. "St. Edmund Campion vice-principal faces impaired driving, drug charges | Toronto". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  6. ^ Doucette, Chris (2013-02-15). "Brampton man fatally shot in fight on CNE grounds was 'a sweetheart' | Toronto &". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  7. ^ "Teen stabbed at Brampton school - CityNews". Citynews.ca. 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  8. ^ Sam Colbert (2014-11-28). "Two students stabbed at Brampton high school | Toronto Star". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  9. ^ "16-year-old arrested after encouraging students to bring weapons to Brampton school: police". Global News. Retrieved 2018-03-21.

External links

  • St. Edmund Campion Secondary School