Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School


Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School

Infobox Education in Canada
name = Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
motto = Laudateur Jesu Christus
motto_translation=Praise to Jesus Christ
established = 1983
schooltype = Roman Catholic
schoolboard= Toronto Catholic District School Board
principal = Paul McAlpine
viceprincipal_label = Vice principals
viceprincipal = Louise Brighton, Coburn
faculty = 44
enrollment = 1344
enrollment_as_of=
mascot = Panthers
colours = Navy Blue
city = Toronto
province = Ontario
url = http://www.pjpii.ca/
grades = 9-12
streetaddress = 685 Military Trail
free_label_2= Newspaper
free_2 = "Off The Wall"
free_label_1 = Parish
free_1 = St Thomas More

Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School is a publicly funded high school administered by the Toronto Catholic District School Board in Scarborough, which is the eastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Academics

Pope John Paul II has 41 classrooms, seven science laboratories, three gymnasia, a large library, a student services area, a drama room, two music rooms, a drafting room, two tech shops, and two art rooms. As a Catholic school, PJPII provides a religious studies program in each year. The school was accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2002 with its first class of IB Diploma students graduated in 2005. The school also provides gifted, cooperative education, and extended French programs, as well as English and French Writing Clinics, a peer helper program, a Math Help Centre, and an extensive co-curricular program.

Ninety percent of PJPII graduates go on to post-secondary education. About 1 in 20 graduates does so with a scholarship.

History

Pope John Paul II's first students began in 1983 and graduated in 1987, but the school was housed in temporary "portable" classrooms until its building was completed in 1989.

Notable alumni

*Kareem Blake, hip-hop artist performing as Choclair
*Simone Denny, Love, Inc. singer heard on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" theme song
*Stephanie Beard, actress and voice actress
*Marianne Dimain, CityTV reporter
*Merella Fernandez, CityTV reporter
*Hazel Mae Cagulada, MLB Network personality
*Adrian Serioux, Professional soccer player for the Houston Dynamo
*Cam Woods, Professional Lacrosse player
*Scorpion, Shirai Ryu ninja
*Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Olympic medalist

External links

* [https://eclass.tcdsb.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab=courses&url=/bin/common/course.pl?course_id=2948 Homework page]
* [http://www.tcdsb.org/schools/popejohnpaulii.asp Toronto Catholic District School Board]
* [http://www.jpiialumni.ca Alumni]


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