High School – Adapted Octomester Schedule (September – December)

Students will be doing a single course for the first four and a half weeks of school. The Academy has coined this an “octo-mester” as it envisions the school year divided into eight equal parts, with students taking one course per division. Students will attend in person one day, and learn from home the next, while extra-curricular activities, student academic support, and student counselling support, will all continue online. Distance learning will be an option for all families should they so choose. In that case, their child’s learning will all be online. The octo-mester will allow the Academy to re-evaluate and adapt our delivery model every 3 weeks to best respond to current health guidelines to ensure that staff and student safety is prioritized. As required by the Ministry of Education, our Middle School students will attend school daily for about five hours per day. They will remain a separate cohort from the high school and will not share Academy classrooms or teachers with them.

Special Schedule Octomester

Middle School – Adapted Schedule (September – December)

Coming soon!

School Calendar

September 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
  • Octo 1 Begins Today
  • First Day of School - Welcome Back!
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
9
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
10
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
11
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
12
13
14
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
15
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
16
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
17
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
18
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
19
20
21
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
22
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
23
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
24
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
25
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
26
27
28
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
29
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
30
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers

Note: The information listed in this calendar is subject to change. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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 Timetable 2020-2021

ADAPTED OCTOMESTER SCHEDULE (September 2020 to December 2020)
Coming soon!

Important Dates 2020-2021

September 7, 2020
  • Labor Day
September 8, 2020
  • First Day of School - Welcome Back!
  • Octo 1 Begins Today
  • Middle School Day
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
    • Grade 9 Learning Strategies
    • Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace
    • Grade 10 Civics/Careers
  • Day 1: Grade 9 Learning Strategies Grade 10 Discovering the Workplace Grade 10 Civics/Careers
September 9, 2020
  • Day 2: Grade 11 Designing Your Future, Grade 12 Personal Life Management, and Grade 12 Learning Strategies
September 30, 2020
  • Orange Shirt Day
October 8, 2020
  • Turn Around Day (online)
October 9, 2020
  • Octo 2 Begins Today
  • Day 1: Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing, Canadian History since World War I, Healthy Active Living Education
October 12, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
October 13, 2020
  • Day 2: Issues in Canadian Geography, Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Computer Technology
October 14, 2020
  • Day 1: Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing, Canadian History since World War I, Healthy Active Living Education
November 20, 2020
  • PD Day (No School for Students)
December 19, 2020
  • Winter Break
January 4, 2021
  • First day of classes in 2020
February 12, 2021
  • PD Day (No School for Students)
June 29, 2021
  • PD Day (No School for Students)

A Day in the Life

9:00am - Breakfast is served through the Breakfast Club
“I didn’t have time to eat this morning, so I really like to come here before class.”

9:30 am - First Period
“This semester I’ve got Math first period. I like it at this time because my mind is still fresh.”

10:45am - Break
“I’m feeling stressed out this morning. I’m going to talk to our school counsellor during break.”

10:55am - Second Period
“I have History of Civilizations second period. We research a civilization from ancient history, and then use that information in a video game simulation. It’s my favourite class.”

12:10pm - Lunch
“First I’m going to get some take-out sushi. Then there’s a lunch and learn for the whole school. We are invited to watch Waterlife, a documentary about the Great Lakes.”

1:05pm - Third Period
“I’ve got Resource class third period. I use this time to do my Math work — it usually takes me a bit longer.”

2:20pm - Break

2:20pm - Fourth Period
“I’ve got co-op. I work at a bike shop in Kensington Market. I wish I could do all my credits there.”

3:45 pm - Dismissal from classes
“I’m thinking of going to Homework Club. I have a test on Tuesday to study for.”