St. Patrick Elementary and A.S. Johnson High School are located in the town of Thetford Mines. Both schools, housed in one building, are accessible via Route 112 and are approximately one hour away from the cities of Quebec and Sherbrooke.
A student that feels cared for, safe, and encouraged to excel. A student that is empathetic, respectful and that lives with integrity. A staff and community that provide the framework.
We exist to create bonds with young people, then ensure that these students learn... English, academics, and also how to live a life with self-worth and integrity.
Our school offers an English Program from Kindergarten to Secondary 5. As the majority of our students are francophone, we aim to provide many opportunities for our students to speak, read, and write in English in authentic ways. St. Patrick's and A.S. Johnson offer a general academic path with extra time allocated to Math and English learning. This path is supplemented by sports and the arts. For 15 year olds, we are extremely proud to offer 3 alternate educational paths that we call "Pathways". Admission requirements for each program are available at the school's stand-alone website asjstpats.com
The Work Oriented Training Path is a one year program that combines the core academics (Math, English, and French at the Secondary 2 level) with Preparation for the Job Market and Preparation for a Semi-Skilled Trade. Students also perform 375hours of work stage. Successful completion of the work stage leads to a Certificate in a Semi-Skilled Trade.
The 15+ program is designed for students working at the Secondary 3 level and are interested in learning more about the professional trades. These students study Math, English and French. They also take Explo (Exploration of Professional Trades), POP (Personal Orientation Project), Physical Education and a course in the Arts. Upon completion of the program, students may move into a professional studies program, into the 24U program, or return to the general path.
24U students are in a concomitant program. They work simultaneously on their secondary school diploma and on a professional trade diploma. These students work two days per week at ASJ on Math, English and French at the Secondary 4 level, and follow a trade program at the Commission Scolaire des Appalaches 3 days per week. Upon successful completion of Secondary 5 English and French and Secondary 4 Math, and the completion of their professional trade course, the student receives both diplomas.
Special Education Technicians
School Nurse, Dental Hygienist and Social Worker affiliated with our local CLSC
Homework Assistance Program
Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Football
Noon Hour Activities: Hip Hop Dance, Drawing, Curling, Scrapbooking, Cooking, etc.
Year-end Field Trips
Public Speaking Competition
Spring Dance Showcase
CQSB Cross Country Run
CQSB Basketball Tournament
CQSB Arts Festival
School Foundation Craft Fair Fundraiser
Participation of Parents
Volunteer at our Breakfast Program
Participate in the creation of our School Success Plan
Development of Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.s) for Special Needs Students
Participation in three annual Parent-Teacher Meetings