In 1968, the Burlington Board of Education opened Halton Region's first vocational high school, General Brock. An experiment in co-operative education in 1970 led to a Ministry study and the subsequent development of a co-op program for all Ontario schools. The school was a leader in Special Education, ESL and Vocational Rehabilitation programs.
The two schools were named for important historic Canadian figures.
The coat of arms contains elements from each of the former schools histories, with the knight symbolizing Lord Elgin and the bear symbolizing General Brock. The school colours of purple, gold, black and white are also from the two former schools.
The Latin motto in the coat of arms singularis augmen et virtus translates as "individual growth and strength".
Our teams are known as the WILD and our mascot is Grapes of the WILD.