KiHS Steering Committeee Meetings

The Keewaytinook Internet High School Steering Committee met at the Best Western in Dryden, to discuss the success of the program and to plan for the present year. The KiHS Steering Committee is made up of a member from each the 13 KiHS partner communities. The steering committee makes decisions that deal with policy and programming for the program and brings a better community perspective to the planning process.

The meetings on Wednesday and Thursday were very productive. It was commented many times that the program is providing some great opportunities to the students in the partner communities. Many students are now able to remain at home for longer periods of time before having to leave the community to earn high school credits.

Some of the issues that were discussed at the meeting were:

  1. Student attendance
  2. Ways to get parents involved more with the community classrooms
  3. Local promotion of the program
  4. Achievement levels
  5. Ways to motivate the students
  6. Program changes
  7. Staffing
  8. Funding

There were many other topics discussed and plans are made to include several of the suggestions over the course of the year. Overall it was a great two days of meetings and the steering committee left with many ideas to bring back to the community, parents, and students.

KiHS is becoming a very important part of our partner communities, and being able to stay at home and earn the same caliber of credits that students could get in any school in Ontario, is a factor which is motivating much interest.

If you are a student in one of the KiHS partner communities and are looking to earn high school credits, talk to the KiHS teacher, or contact the office at 807 735 1381. We are always willing to accept new students.

Darrin Potter
KiHS Principal


We will be offering the following courses:

Grade 9                                              

ENG14 (Essential English)
CGC1P (Canadian Geography; Applied)
AVI1O (Visual Arts; Open)
MFMF0 (Foundation of Math; Non-Credit)

Grade 10

SNC2P (EssentialScience;Applied )
TGJ20 (Communications Technology; Open)

KiHS Partner Communities

  1. Cat Lake
  2. Deer Lake
  3. Eabametoong (Fort Hope)
  4. Fort Severn
  5. Fort William
  6. Frenchman’s Head
  7. Keewaywin
  8. Kejick Bay
  9. North Caribou Lake
  10. North Spirit Lake
  11. Poplar Hill
  12. Sachigo Lake
  13. Webequie