School Profile

School Profile

School Profile

Mission

Espanola High School (EHS) strives to provide a friendly learning environment which recognizes the unique qualities of individual students and their cultures. We encourage students to develop both knowledge and life-long learning skills, and to become responsible, respectful citizens, prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

At Espanola High School, we are committed to:

  • excellence in education
  • providing learning opportunities which will enable students to think critically, be creative and achieve their potential
  • life-long learning
  • providing an extensive curriculum which recognizes the divergent needs of our student population
  • the communities we serve
  • the promotion of cultural understanding
  • providing on-going opportunities for professional growth
  • nurturing our friendly environment
  • the physical and psychological wellness of students and staff

The School

Espanola High School offers English language programs from Grades 9 to 12. Situated in Espanola, Ontario, the school has an enrolment of 480 students and draws students from the communities of Walford, Massey, Webbwood, McKerrow, Whitefish Falls, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation and Whitefish River First Nation (Birch Island).

EHS is a large two-level building equipped with a gym, a cafeteria, the Domtar computer lab, the technology computer lab, a large lecture facility, a high-tech music room and an extensive Resource Centre. The school shares its physical space with A.B. Ellis Public School, École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Ouest and Contact North.

In addition to the core curriculum areas of English, Math, Science and the Humanities, EHS offers courses in Aboriginal Studies, Arts, Business, Computers, Family Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Technology. We also have an extremely successful Cooperative Education program. Students with special education needs have many program options including Resource Room assistance, Transition, Lifeskills, ASD, and Section 23 programs.

Community Partners

We, at Espanola High School, host a number of community partners and work closely with these agencies and businesses. We have a number of community and business partners who participate in school events and work with placement students enrolled in our Cooperative Education Program. These include Domtar Pulp and Paper Products, Chartwells, Better Beginnings – Better Futures’ Breakfast Club, Manitoulin Family Services, Sudbury and District Mental Health Services, Espanola Police Services, Sudbury and District Health Unit, Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), Espanola Recreation Complex, Espanola Fire and Rescue, Espanola Lion’s and Elk’s Clubs as well as other community businesses.

Beyond the Classroom

Espanola High School works cooperatively to promote a positive learning environment for students by providing numerous academic, athletic and extra-curricular opportunities outside the classroom. Academic support includes the Homework Club, Literacy Training and Math Contests. Learning activities include Skills Canada Competitions, Cardboard Boat Races, art trips to museums, trips to Europe, music competitions and annual trips to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.

In addition to providing activities such as Athletic Day, school dances and assemblies, the Students Parliament and other groups raise funds for both local and international needs, including the 30-Hour Famine, benefit concerts, the Terry Fox Run and Halloween for Hunger.

Our school Wellness Committee provides educational information regarding drinking and driving, drugs, Internet safety, nutrition, physical fitness, bullying and dating.

Students and staff keep busy with co-curricular programs such as the Improv Team, Students for Change, Yearbook and Reach for the Top. Espanola High School is also home to Spartan Youth Radio, Canada’s only high school podcast radio station.

Athletics

The athletic department sponsors more than 20 teams that participate in the North Shore and Sudbury Athletic Associations. The school athletic program offers an energetic intramural program at lunch hour, hosts our annual Athletic banquet, and raises funds to support a large number of school teams.

Guidance

Our guidance program provides support to our students and surrounding community members in a number of ways. Counselling services are available to the student body. Links to other agencies such as Manitoulin Family Services, Sudbury and District Mental Health, Sudbury and District Health Unit, and a Nurse Practitioner and Doctor are provided to students and staff.

In an effort to welcome new Spartans, our school organizes entrance and transition activities for Grade 8 students entering Espanola High School.