Ontario Secondary School Diploma

IAC’s OSSD credit courses have been crafted in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s expectations to deliver dynamic courses that prepares our students for their respective future studies and careers. Our curriculum is designed to teach students the necessary critical thinking skills, communication styles and learning strategies to help them in their current and future courses. IAC will keep in mind the student’s intended educational and career paths to ensure success for each and every pupil.

Professional Instruction

Our teachers are well-versed with the diverse learning needs that each and every student has during their educational process. Teachers will work with students to provide a rigorous level of instruction to challenge them to achieve their best. Our goal is to better equip our students with skills to help them become successful in their university career, and our courses offer a bridge for them to start learning those essential skills today within their high school studies.

English

Students will develop their literary analysis for a variety of scholarly works.

Mathematics

A critical review of problem solving is the focus in all of our math courses.

Science

Students will learn how to pose hypotheses and use experiments, evidence and analysis to come to the scientifically proven conclusion of their projected argument.

History

Students will consider where we came from and where we are today as well as develop an understanding of the complexities of diverse perspectives.

Core Elements

Our courses focus on Knowledge, Thinking, Communication and Application (KTCA) which are the four core elements of all of our teachings. Students will acquire skills for close reading, evaluating information, critical thinking and communicating in a clear and concise manner.
CORE

Knowledge

Students will learn knowledge (e.g., facts, vocabulary and terms, procedures) as well as understand content (e.g., concepts, principles, theories, methodologies, relationships)

CORE

Thinking

Students will develop their use of planning skills (e.g., focusing research, formulating questions, gathering information, selecting strategies, organizing a project) and use of processing skills (e.g., analyzing, interpreting, assessing, reasoning, generating, evaluating, integrating, synthesizing, seeking a variety of perspectives, forming conclusions)

CORE

Communication

Students will foster their expression and organization of ideas and information (e.g., clear expression, logical organization) in oral, visual, and written forms, including electronic forms (e.g., presentations, charts, graphs, tables, maps, models, web pages, spreadsheets, flyers, letters, memos, reports)

CORE

Application

The overall goal of this core component is to help students develop their application of knowledge and skills (e.g., concepts, procedures, processes, and/or technologies) in familiar contexts and make connections within and between various contexts (e.g., past, present, and future; environmental; social; cultural; spatial; personal; multidisciplinary)

Course expectations

IAC’s course expectations exemplify a focus on KTCA, educational studies, sophisticated coursework, small classes and detailed teacher feedback, illustrating a robust foundation for our students upon completing of our program.

OSSD Requirements

Academic Course:

In order to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, students must earn a total of 18 compulsory credits. The courses that students can take to meet the compulsory credit requirements are described in the curriculum policy documents for the various disciplines. In addition to the 18 compulsory credits, students must earn 12 optional credits. Students earn these credits by successfully completing courses that they have selected from the courses listed as available in their school’s program and course calendar.

Community Involvement:

In order to develop a sense of civic responsibility and community values, students at Insight Academy of Canada must complete a minimum of 40 hours of unpaid Community Involvement before graduating from high school as a compulsory component of the Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma (OSSD).

OSSLT:

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is the method used for assessing the literacy skills of students in Ontario for the purpose of determining whether they meet the provincial secondary school literacy requirement for graduation. If a student has had two opportunities to take the OSSLT and has failed it at least once, the student is eligible to enroll in the OSSLC (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course).

Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement (AP) is a rigorous academic program created by the College Board in the United States that offer college-level curricula to high school students. These courses are challenging and inspiring and require much more time and application than traditional high school courses. In recent years, AP courses have been gaining more and more popularity and recognition by universities around the world as a standard of academic excellence. Furthermore, students develop learning strategies that are required for success in post-secondary courses.

Extra-Curriculum Programs

IAC offers our students a diverse extra-curriculum program to appeal to their interests and passions. Students can participate in Olympiad Math, Olympiad Physics, debate and academic writing programs. Many of our students have completed these programs and gone on to achieve high standings in a variety of global contests as well as published their work in a variety of printed and online sources.

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