Sachi Nag, Principal
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to THINNOX. Since 2006, when it was founded, the THINNOX Academy has been to all its students, the place for discovering and unleashing their true potential. It has served as the essential sandbox where students have found their ‘element’ – the meeting point between their natural aptitude and passion for technology, engineering or design.
Since its earliest days our students have chosen one of the three paths that were available to them. Elementary and middle-school students, having started early, have chosen to build a foundation for themselves. Our students in Junior High, that have already acquired the necessary STEM foundation, have engaged in self-determined intermediate level project work with the primary purpose of discovering their talent and career interests. They have moved on to the next step with a short list of options to develop further. Our students in Senior High School have kept a sharp focus on their careers, worked closely with our mentors and facilitators in developing their resume and portfolios in order to secure admission in top-tier institutions for higher-education, and in some cases even to embark on careers.
Since the time THINNOX began offering STEM immersive credit courses towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), many of our High School students have increasingly opted to also earn their OSSD credits at THINNOX while engaging in original and big thinking STEM projects. The combination of credits along with career preparation and discovery helped them build great success stories for themselves. They were able to bring to their resumes and portfolios an unbeatable impact, built on solid experience. They went on to acquire eminence based on successes that helped them stand out amongst their peers.
Looking back at our students’ success stories what can we learn? Firstly, our students' success has been about starting early and building a foundation on core principles in technology, engineering and design – the three key disciplines that are powering commerce and industry now, and will continue doing, in the foreseeable future. Secondly, our student successes have also been about flexibility and their mental preparedness to discover what the STEM fields have to offer to them, in the context of their own talents and passion. Last but not least, their success has been about their eagerness to engage in deliberate, collaborative, mentor guided practice with the objective of mastering the craft involved in the field of work they love, and their readiness in putting the craft to effective use by building a repertoire of purposeful projects.
Courses in any one of our four programs: Foundations / Talent Discovery / Career Preparation / STEM Immersive OSSD, are available to you in the academic-year long or shorter (1-4 week camp) formats so that you can make your choices based on the stage that you are currently at, and the amount of time you able to dedicate to building your own future. By choosing THINNOX as the partner in your quest for building your foundation; discovering, sharpening and unleashing your talent; preparing for your career or acquiring your high school diploma, you are essentially making the choice to THINK, INNOVATE and EXCEL as a habit.
Hope to see you at our campus very soon!