- Emphasis on cooperative learning; students learn more when they discuss a common topic with their peers.
- Focus on inquiry-based instructions.
- Differentiated instruction as every student has a different learning capability.
- Personalized and comprehensive assessment.
Our curriculum is based on Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines. The curriculum emphasizes real-life situations and problem-solving within each course. Our teachers challenge each student to brainstorm their goals and self-evaluate in order to achieve success in their course. Assessment FOR learning as described in the Growing Success document, e.g., “What are my strengths and weaknesses? How can I improve myself? What are the next steps in my academic career?”
Assessment and Evaluation
- The purpose of evaluation is to improve student’s learning.
- Teachers use different methods of assessment (as, of, and for ) learning such as assignments, quizzes, e-portfolios, tests, projects, discussions, culminating activities, and exams.
- Before starting the course, our teachers provide course expectations and a breakdown of evaluation methods.
- Teachers provide grades to students within a week.
- Each student’s progress is monitored by the teacher and administration.
- Teachers use individual education plans (IEP’s) for students with special needs. They develop differentiated instruction for special education students.
Teachers may collect information about students with special needs. Our special education teachers may evaluate students to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses. Their evaluations include tests, interviews, observations, and other ways to gather information. The administration or teacher may request the parent/guardian’s written consent to evaluate their child, if necessary.