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.

Important Dates 2018-2019

September 3, 2018Labour Day
September 4, 2018First Day of Classes (Half Day)
September 7, 2018Shortened Schedule – 1:35pm Dismissal
October 8, 2018Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
October 17-19, 2018Cedar Glen Trip (overnight trip)
November 14 & 15, 2018Parent / Teacher Nights
November 16, 2018Professional Development Day (no school for students)
December 14, 2018Shortened Schedule – 1:35pm Dismissal
December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019Winter Break (school closed)
January 7, 2019First day of classes in 2019
January 22, 2019Last day of classes for Semester 1
January 23, 24 & 25, 2019First Semester Examinations
January 28, 2019First Day of 2nd Semester (Half Day)
February 15, 2019Professional Development Day (no school for students)
February 18, 2019Family Day Holiday
March 2 – 17, 2019Mid-Winter Break
March 27, 2019OSSLT
April 6, 2019Open House
April 19, 2019Good Friday Holiday
April 22, 2019Easter Monday Holiday
April 24 & 25, 2019Parent / Teacher Nights
April 26, 2019Professional Development Day (no school for students)
May 20, 2019Victoria Day Holiday
June 19, 2019Last day of classes for Semester 2
June 20, 21 & 24, 2019Second Semester Examinations
June 25, 2019Graduation (date to be confirmed)

Online Classroom Portals

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.

Daily Schedules

Regular ScheduleThursday ScheduleShortened Schedule
9:30-10:35 - Period 19:30-10:20 - Period 19:30-10:15 - Period 1
10:35-10:45 - Break10:20-10:25 - Break10:15-10:25 - Break
10:45-11:50 - Period 210:25-11:15 - Period 210:25-11:10 - Period 2
11:50-12:45 - Lunch11:15-12:10 - Assembly11:10-12:05 - Lunch
12:45-1:50 - Period 312:10-12:55 - Lunch12:05-12:50 - Period 3
1:55-2:35 - Study Hall12:55-1:45 - Period 312:50-1:35 - Period 4
2:35-2:40 - Break1:45-1:50 - Break
2:40-3:45 - Period 41:50-2:40 - Period 4

Course Timetables 2018-2019

SEMESTER 1 (September 2018 to January 2019)

Period 1Period 2Period 3Period 4
ENG1L - Gr. 9
Locally Developed
Katie F
MAT1L - Gr. 9
Locally Developed Math
AMU1O - Gr. 9
GLE1O - Gr. 9
Learning Strategies
ENG1P - Gr. 9
English Applied
MFM1P - Gr. 9
Foundations of Math
Katie C
GLE1O - Gr. 9
Learning Strategies
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
Katie C
SNC2P - Gr. 10
MEL3E - Gr. 11
Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
HRT3M - Gr. 11
World Religions
AEA3O/AEA4O - Gr. 11/12
Exploring and Creating in the Arts
MBF3C - Gr. 11
Foundations for College Mathematics
Katie C
NBE3C - Gr. 11
Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
Katie F
OLC4O - Gr. 12
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
Katie F
GWL3O - Gr. 11
Designing Your Future

SEMESTER 2 (February 2019 to June 2019)
Currently not available.

Important Documents
  • 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.
  • 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.
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