Testimonials from Students Like You

In their own words...

These students tell you about their personal experiences with Dual Credit Courses in their own words.

If these students "speak to you" contact your local Guidance Counsellor. A Dual Credit Course might be right for you too.

2018 RCDSB SWAC Students have Success at Algonquin College

This is Amy's Story: Told in her own words and video

"The dual credit program has been a very enriching experience for me. We are given much more independence than we would receive in a normal high school class, which I find to be a great way to prepare for success in college."

"I chose to take this course so I would get to experience college and also finish my high school credits. I liked that the course was taught very well and short. This experience has made me want to go to college."

"I learned way more than I had expected. It blew my mind."

"The teachers saw something in me, pushed my limits, and still do."


Farah was montivated to gradulate high school

Tamara discovered self confidence & a career

"The teachers want you to succeed. They want to see you shine, exceed your expectations, and go for it."

"The dual credit program is a lot better than regular high school because of the teachers and the surroundings and there is a lot less drama."

'"I love it; I expected this but I learned a lot more than I thought I would."

"…the dual credit program has been a fantastic experience for me."

Jorge was treated like an adult and treated with respect

Cleleste went from "hating" school to "loving" it

"I really like the dual credit English. I like that both teachers are available to talk. The way it is split up is also a good division as well. …. When having two teachers at two different levels, I really get to understand and prepare for what is changing … from what I learned in high school. This has become my favourite class this semester."

They found a pathway to an apprenticeship

Michelle described her experience as: "life changing"

"It was a lot better than I expected"

"It has exposed me to many great opportunities."

Ellen discovered a great way to "test the waters"

Matthew and Daria had "more of a hands on experience"

"The college course was really interesting. I want to be enrolled in a college program next Fall."

School Within a College (SWAC)
Virtual Graduation Ceremony @ Lambton College

The restrictions of the 2020 COVID 19 Pandemic required staff to consider new ways to celebrate the achievements of students.  This Lambton College virtual graduation video features the incredibly powerful and motivational valedictory speeches of both high school and adult SWAC students.  In addition, SWAC teachers offer their congratulations on the achievements of all SWAC students.