This page provides a description of the terms used in the PAR options for parents/guardians and members of the public. A graphical Guide to Options is also available.
Explains the reasoning for this option.
Describes some of the issues that could be faced with the implementation of an option.
TBD (To Be Determined Area)
The TBD area refers to the proposed Evergreen Community in the northeast portion of the Burlington urban area, and is currently not assigned a home school. In the status quo option, the enrolment projections are indicated in the TBD section of the charts. Under the options, enrolment projections for this new development are included in the secondary school projections.
Provides details regarding changes from the current condition as well as issues and projections details for 2020.
Impact on Elementary Schools
Describes impact of each option on current elementary feeder schools (Gr. 8).
Highlights the number of available or shortage of pupil places across Burlington as a result of this option as well as total reduction of secondary pupil places due to closures.
OTG (On The Ground Capacity)
Provincially-recognized pupil place capacity of the school building, which may include additions, or alterations to the school building. This figure is recognized as the operating capacity of the school. This figure does not include portables or portapaks.
Port (Maximum Number of Portables)
The maximum number of portable classrooms that could be placed on site.
Total (Total Capacity)
The Total Capacity is the sum of On The Ground Capacity and capacity derived from the maximum number of portables possible on a site.
The projections are categorized into three programs, English programming (ENG), French Immersion programming (FI), Extended French (EXTF), and Self-contained special education (SC-SPED).
ENG (English Programming)
The projections for ENG include students from ESL programs, Secondary Gifted placements and International Baccalaureate program.
FI (French Immersion Programming)
French Immersion program beginning in grade 1 with classes at 50% in French and 50% in English (grades 1 - 8). Effective September 2017, French Immersion will commence in grade 2, at 100% intensity.
EXTF (Extended French Programming)
A French Immersion program that begins in grade seven. Entry into the program currently offered at Sir E. MacMillan Public School only. This program is also referred to as Late French Immersion (Late-FI).
SC-SPED (Self-contained Special Education Programming)
The projections for SC-SPED include students from the Community Pathway Program (CPP), Essential program (ESS) as well as any other self-contained special education programming. An explanation for each of the special education programming is available in the Glossary of Secondary School Program Terms.
Total (under Program)
The total enrolment at the school. Total enrolment is highlighted in red where total enrolment exceeds Total Capacity.
Available Pupil Places
The number of pupil places that are required or available when comparing the On The Ground (OTG) capacity and enrolment. A positive number indicates the number of available pupil places at a school facility, and a negative number indicates a shortage of pupil places. This does not take into account portable capacity of a site.
A percentage based on school enrolments divided by the school On The Ground (OTG) capacity. The percent utilization is highlighted in red where utilization falls below 65%.
Glossary of Planning Terms
Glossary of Secondary School Program Terms
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