Aviation School

Applications are open for 2024/2025 Aviation School. 

Please visit our Aviation website to apply and learn about more updates at Thames Valley District School Board Aviation.

Upcoming Virtual Aviation Info Nights (links, presentations and recordings are on our website):

  • November 23rd at 7:00pm
  • January 17th, 2024 at 7:00pm.

The Aviation School is a unique program open to ALL students throughout Thames Valley!  The program runs out of Montcalm Secondary School and our board airport hangar.

Aviation School is a collaborative and experiential program designed to prepare students for aviation apprenticeships, college-level training or university-level programs and meets Ontario curriculum expectations. Please visit our site for an updated pathway plan. 

In addition, it fosters technical skills and develops the skills of critical thinking, innovation, creativity, self-directed learning, collaboration and citizenship. The intent of this aviation school is to start with Grade 10 students, progressing to Grade 11, then Grade 12.  In Grade 11 students join the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Aviation Program.  They will earn a specialized Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a red seal in Aviation.  Experiences are fully funded in SHSM by the ministry of Ontario.  Senior students also have an opportunity to learn in collaboration with Fanshawe College and earn Dual Credit courses. 

Students will have the opportunity to develop aviation-based knowledge and skills through a variety of programs. These programs include aircraft restoration, maintenance, repair, flight simulation, and an additional section introducing students to the new world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). All training is consistent with Transport Canada’s current standards. 

Upon successful completion students will also have the opportunity to pursue post-secondary training at the college or university level.  

WHO?  All TVDSB students can apply - Applications are OPEN

WHERE? Montcalm Secondary School & Airport Hanger

WHEN? Applications are open for current Grade 9s and 10s to apply for 2024/2025 spots.

WHAT? Hands-on learning with aviation experts connected to Ontario curriculum.

WHY? Build your resume in this unique program by developing skills in aviation with the experts.

NOTE: Aviation School is available to students from TVDSB. 

Out of area transportation to and from Montcalm is not provided for this program at this time.

To learn more about the Aviation School please visit our website and follow us on social media @TVDSBaviation.
For more information contact: 

John McNorgan at j.mcnorgan@tvdsb.ca 
or phone 519-452-2370, Ext. 61347  

Laura Briscoe,  Experiential Learning and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Coordinator, l.briscoe@tvdsb.ca 

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