ACADEMICS

Timeless Teachings in a Changing World

 

Our School’s simple aim is to utilize new age pedagogical approaches through hi-tech project-venture based experiential learning to cultivate new, innovative and creative thinkers for the 21 century! 

 

Our school caters to local and international high school students who have a keen interest in sciences and technology but who want to experience a holistic educational experience as well. We are looking for students who are interested in more than your typical classroom experience where one can learn through developing real technological creations. Students will even have the opportunity to work in unison with startup companies on campus.

Textbooks

Most of our students prefer to purchase e-books. An e-book (short for electronic book) is the electronic version of a traditional print book that can be accessed and read online. After you arrive, your teacher will let you know which books you need and school staff will purchase your books for you.

ESL Classes

To ensure our international students make the most of their language learning experience at Highland Academy, we offer ESL courses for credit. We have realized that our students are doing intensive work in a second language, and have come to the conclusion that they should be getting some recognition for it. We are able to help our students get ahead in classes and reward them for focusing on improving their language skills - this is a win-win situation for our students.

Convalidation

Transcript convalidation is the process of validating the classes you take in Canada to receive credit for them in your home country. Before you begin your studies, you need to know about the convalidation process which must be completed, takes time to do and involves multiple steps and requires the help of your school and possibly also that of your host family or residence manager. Please ensure you let our administrative staff know that you need to convalidate your grades when you arrive. 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

A student wishing to obtain an OSSD requires 30 academic credits to graduate. In addition to the 30 credits, the students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test as well as serve 40 hours of unpaid community service. Students can refer to the official guidelines here.

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