Located in Unionville, Ontario, BrightMinds is an online private high school, offering grade 9-12 e-learning credit courses to local and international students on a part time and full time basis. BrightMinds is registered and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and has the authority to grant credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Our BSID # is 883674.
Our Take: BrightMinds Online School
It’s perhaps a somewhat novel concept at the moment, though it’s clear that online learning will continue to grow as an option for many. BrightMinds offers online courses toward completion of the Ontario high school graduation diploma. Students are free to advance through the course content at their own pace, though all courses begin and end at set times, per their bricks and mortar counterparts. If there is a downside to online learning, it’s the lack of peer interaction and the in-class experience. That said, the majority of students who take online courses do so in order to augment traditional coursework. As such, online learning provides a lot of benefits, including the ability to work ahead toward completion of the diploma, or to remediate, addressing weaknesses or soft patches within a student’s transcript. The courses are taught by skilled, accredited instructors who otherwise teach in physical schools in Ontario. The interface is two-way, with students free to approach their instructors via online messaging, phone, or, in some cases, in person, where appropriate. It may be some time yet before online learning provides an alternative, outright, to traditional instruction, but in the meantime, BrightMinds offers quality courses by skilled instructors. And, for many students, they will no doubt prove invaluable toward reaching their academic goals and completion of their high school education.