This page is the “one-stop shop” for our current students and their parents/guardians, including timetables, calendars, links to online classroom portals, and more.
Note: The information listed in this calendar is subject to change. Apologies for any inconvenience.
|September 3, 2018||Labour Day|
|September 4, 2018||First Day of Classes (Half Day)|
|September 7, 2018||Shortened Schedule – 1:35pm Dismissal|
|October 8, 2018||Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)|
|October 17-19, 2018||Cedar Glen Trip (overnight trip)|
|November 14 & 15, 2018||Parent / Teacher Nights|
|November 16, 2018||Professional Development Day (no school for students)|
|December 14, 2018||Shortened Schedule – 1:35pm Dismissal|
|December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019||Winter Break (school closed)|
|January 7, 2019||First day of classes in 2019|
|January 22, 2019||Last day of classes for Semester 1|
|January 23, 24 & 25, 2019||First Semester Examinations|
|January 28, 2019||First Day of 2nd Semester (Half Day)|
|February 15, 2019||Professional Development Day (no school for students)|
|February 18, 2019||Family Day Holiday|
|March 2 – 17, 2019||Mid-Winter Break|
|March 27, 2019||OSSLT|
|April 6, 2019||Open House|
|April 19, 2019||Good Friday Holiday|
|April 22, 2019||Easter Monday Holiday|
|April 24 & 25, 2019||Parent / Teacher Nights|
|April 26, 2019||Professional Development Day (no school for students)|
|May 20, 2019||Victoria Day Holiday|
|June 19, 2019||Last day of classes for Semester 2|
|June 20, 21 & 24, 2019||Second Semester Examinations|
|June 25, 2019||Graduation (date to be confirmed)|
Many courses at The YMCA Academy make use of online classroom portals to share daily work and resources and to provide an additional interaction and engagement opportunity for students.
Academy teachers make use of one of two different portals:
Edmodo presents course materials and discussions in a format similar to social networks like Facebook. Students can use Edmodo to turn in assignments, save digital files for later retrieval, ask their teacher a question, and much more. Parents and guardians are also able to log in and access Edmodo; click here for details.
Wikispaces is an easy-to-use website that provides teachers with a fully customizable classroom portal. Students create an account and then subscribe to specific classroom wikis, which function in a manner similar to a traditional website.
|Regular Schedule||Thursday Schedule||Shortened Schedule|
|9:30-10:35 - Period 1||9:30-10:20 - Period 1||9:30-10:15 - Period 1|
|10:35-10:45 - Break||10:20-10:25 - Break||10:15-10:25 - Break|
|10:45-11:50 - Period 2||10:25-11:15 - Period 2||10:25-11:10 - Period 2|
|11:50-12:45 - Lunch||11:15-12:10 - Assembly||11:10-12:05 - Lunch|
|12:45-1:50 - Period 3||12:10-12:55 - Lunch||12:05-12:50 - Period 3|
|1:55-2:35 - Study Hall||12:55-1:45 - Period 3||12:50-1:35 - Period 4|
|2:35-2:40 - Break||1:45-1:50 - Break|
|2:40-3:45 - Period 4||1:50-2:40 - Period 4|
SEMESTER 1 (September 2018 to January 2019)
|Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Period 4|
|ENG1L - Gr. 9|
|MAT1L - Gr. 9|
Locally Developed Math
|AMU1O - Gr. 9|
|GLE1O - Gr. 9
|ENG1P - Gr. 9|
|MFM1P - Gr. 9|
Foundations of Math
|GLE1O - Gr. 9|
|PAF1O - Gr. 9
Healthy Living & Personal Fitness Activities
|PAF2O - Gr. 10|
Healthy Living & Personal Fitness Activities
|ADA2O - Gr. 10|
|PPL1O - Gr. 9|
Healthy Active Living
|CHC2L/CHC2P - Gr. 10
Canadian History Since World War One
|SNC2L - Gr. 10|
|BDI3C - Gr. 11|
|BTT1O - Gr. 9|
Information and Communication Tech
|GLE3O - Gr. 11
Learning Strategies: Skills for Success after Secondary School
|SNC2P - Gr. 10|
|MEL3E - Gr. 11 |
Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
|HRT3M - Gr. 11|
|AEA3O/AEA4O - Gr. 11/12
Exploring and Creating in the Arts
|MBF3C - Gr. 11 |
Foundations for College Mathematics
|NBE3C - Gr. 11|
Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
|OLC4O - Gr. 12|
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
|GWL3O - Gr. 11|
Designing Your Future
SEMESTER 2 (February 2019 to June 2019)
Currently not available.
- Admissions Application
A copy of this document must be completed by all prospective Academy students and their families.
- Orientation Package
Academy students and their families complete this package upon acceptance into the program.
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
This document describes a number of important policies and procedures at the school, including assignment deadlines, appropriate conduct, use of technology, and attendance procedures.
- Outcomes, Processes, and Review Process
This policy document outlines the Academy's process for addressing and responding to student behaviour.
- Media Release Form
An valid copy of this form is kept on hand at the school for each member of the Academy learning community.
- Community Hours Form
Academy students should use this form to track the collection of their Community Involvement hours (required by the Ministry of Education in order to receive a high school diploma). Students may track all hours on one form, or use multiple copies.
- Community Hours/Activities Manual
This document has some useful tips on how to obtain the 40 Community Involvement hours.