It is the mission of Listowel District S. S. to provide opportunities for every student to discover his/her potential. 
noun [NEXus]   A connected group or network; a link or connection.
NEXUS is an alternative education program which helps you discover your potential and build a bright future. 
* Nexus students work towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in an alternative education environment.  We have over 120 graduates over the years, and some have pursued post-secondary educational pathways.
* NEXUS offers a combination of work experience and in-school academic credit courses.
* Students can work on in-school academic credit courses at their own pace.
* Increased one-on-one contact with teachers
* Interesting group courses with guest speakers and field trips (i.e. stained glass workshops, horse-back riding, golfing, beach volleyball, Snowmobile/Auto Shows)
* Continuous entry points during the school year
* Students are responsible for acquiring their own coop placement (may get help from teachers and/or Partners In Employment).
* The coop placement  could be an existing part-time job; an existing full-time job; or a steady (weekly) volunteer position.  Students can continue
   to be paid while at a coop placement.
* Potential to participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).  OYAP allows a student to train as an apprentice while enrolled in 
* Students have access to nutritious food through our Breakfast For Learning - sponsored food coop.  We have full kitchen facilities and have
  offered cooking classes in the past.

* Lots of space and an attached gymnasium

What does it involve for the coop supervisor/employer?
* signing forms to verify or establish WSIB coverage for the student.  The Ministry of Education will provide coverage for unpaid coop students.
* meeting with the NEXUS teacher and student
* completing point form evaluations for the student and verifying weekly log sheets
* providing work experience where students are encouraged to apply knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom
* students need to be serious about attending school to earn their OSSD in an alternative setting
* between the ages of 16 and 21
* live in the Avon Maitland District School Board vicinity
* a COOP placement for a minimum of 12 hours a week - 110 hours of work are required for each credit
* attendance for a minimum of 22 in-class and/or cooperative learning hours per week
* regular attendance at the coop placement
* a minimum number of lessons (4) submitted per week
* student are not to be on LDSS property unless they have a note from a teacher