About Us

Durham Alternative Secondary School has three sites located in Oshawa, Pickering and Port Perry, Ontario and serves students ages 17 to 21.

DASS focuses on re-engaging young adults to support OSSD Completion.

What DASS Offers:

  • A flexible timetable with options of later start times and earlier dismissal times available to meet the needs of individual students
  • Nine week sessions
  • Unique Course offerings based on Student Voice, Student Needs, and Student Learning Styles
  • Courses that focus on Social Justice – Indigenous Studies, Black studies, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Queer Studies
  • A focus on Pathways planning for University, College, and The Workplace
  • An opportunity to make strong Community Connections for students to support their learning and personal growth (Durham Mental Health Workers, Child and Youth Workers, John Howards Society, Eastview Boys and Girls Club)
  • Gap Closing Academic Programs for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Credit Recovery options
  • Cooperative Education (Continuous intake for both paid and unpaid placements)
  • Student Success Program (Continuous intake) Credit Recover and Navigating the Workplace
  • Technology Innovation Program
  • Dual Credit Programs
  • Workplace Certification Program opportunities – Safe Food Handling, SmartServe, First Aid, WHMIS
  • Centre for Success Program at Durham College

DASS Registration Package

Please follow the steps in the registration instructions to register at DASS for 2020-2021. 

Registration Instructions

Section 2 Registration Form