Fast Forward is a unique diploma granting program (OSSD) focussing on preparing students for the workplace. The program is designed to develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills in addition to their learning skills and employability skills necessary to be successful in a work environment.  Students’ preparation for employment includes a variety of opportunities for work-related learning experiences including earning industry recognized certificates.  For a summary of the Fast Forward program, please view: WRDSB Fast Forward Overview.

LHSS Fast Forward Application Form 2023-2024

To view the 2024-2025 Fast Program Course Selection/Offerings supplement, CLICK HERE.

The Fast Forward Program meets the needs of a student who:

  • Has struggled with literacy and numeracy for a significant period of time;
  • Is academically 2-4 years out of phase;
  • Has had significant accommodations or modifications to their elementary school program;
  • Has an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Students in the Fast Forward program benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Improve their reading, writing and mathematical skills and gain greater confidence as a learner
  • Develop their learning skills and employability skills in preparation for entry into the workplace
  • Build an Employment Portfolio
  • Participate in work-related learning experiences (e.g. Co-op, Career Days, Employment Fair, team-building activities, etc.)

LHSS is the magnet Fast Forward school for the Waterloo/Wilmot/Woolwich areas of the WRDSB.  School boundary map available here.


  • Information regarding the Fast Forward application process is available through grade 8 schools or you can contact LHSS Guidance at 519-880-9979, ext. 5520
  • Potential candidates must complete magnet applications (deadline in mid January)
  • Feeder schools will be notified about Fast Forward decisions in late January  and students must confirm acceptance in early February