School Within a College (SWAC) is an engagement and transition program offered by the WRDSB in partnership with Conestoga College.

SWAC students…

  • Join our college classroom at the Waterloo campus for a semester or the school year
  • Complete their final credits for OSSD with WRDSB teachers
  • Take Dual Credit courses at Conestoga College
  • Get FREE textbooks, uniforms, and equipment for Dual Credit Courses
  • Get a bus pass or paid mileage to and from campus
  • Can access college career planning support
  • Can access college application support
  • Can complete a college application FREE
  • Can access college counseling and upgrading services
  • Successfully transition to college (any college)


Daily Agenda (sample)

9:00-9:30      Good Morning

9:30-11:00     Independent Study

11:00-11:45    Lunch

11:45-1:00      Independent Study

12:30-1:30     GoodLife Fitness


Weekly Schedule (sample)


Support SWAC students through WEFI

Funds go directly to students in different forms: nutrition programs, health & wellness items, and off-campus opportunities.

Click here for more information about the Waterloo Education Foundation and to donate.

You can direct donations to SWAC through the WRDSB alternative education site U-Turn.