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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2013

     

    1905


     

    Enrolment

     

    45

     

    111


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    10 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, Homestay

     

    Boarding, Day, Homestay


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
     
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
    Social
    The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive

     

    Progressive


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.
     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

     

    Academic culture

     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    2 to 10

     

    15 to 20


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Behavioral

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated gifted school

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $12,500

     

    $3,750 to $19,250


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     

    $13,250 to $26,250


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    30%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    10 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $2,500

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    11

     

    37


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    73%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    70%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Dec 11, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 10 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    information not available

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    "The environment is very friendly and supportive. The classes are dynamic, with hands-on activities, creating a more inviting experience for the students."
    IVANI MANCINI - Parent   (May 28, 2019)
    My son is attending OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology since September, 2018. Overall the experienc...
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    "The class sizes are very small (4-7) and the teachers are very flexible in their approach. You never feel afraid to ask questions..."
    James Davies - Student   (May 28, 2019)
    This place is fantastic. I started going to OAT in the summer after grade 9 to learn grade 10 math. ...
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    "Both my sons began with supplementary tutoring and enjoyed the experience so much they asked to take their full math credits with OAT."
    Beth Herst - Parent   (May 28, 2019)
    Both my sons have struggled with the math teaching in the public system. They were frustrated and de...
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    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    "RJC gave me the freedom, the tools, and the support to grow into the person I am today."
    Crystal Lau - Alumnus   (Sep 26, 2018)
    My overall experience at RJC was life changing. I always say that RJC has been the best years of my ...
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    "Upon graduation, I became part of a bigger community of alumni that shares the same experiences, fantastic memories, and gives us a foot in the door for opportunities later in life. "
    Patrick Laughlin - Alumnus   (Oct 02, 2018)
    RJC gave me opportunities that no other school can offer. Not only did we learn in class, we learne...
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    "One on one interaction with the teachers and staff allowed for a more personal connection"
    Jordan Wiens - Alumnus   (Oct 02, 2018)
    My time at RJC was exceptional. Due to the small size of the school and the high ratio of teachers t...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    In a general sense, OAT is a specialty school in the way that, say, a ballet school is a specialty school—it brings together students who share a passion, and builds the curriculum around their engagement with that curriculum. And, like a ballet school, or a hockey school, it’s not for everyone. But, for the students that it’s for, the experience can be transformative. At OAT students work and learn alongside true peers, those who share an abiding interest in technology. The core curriculum is the provincial one, though delivered in a technology intensive learning environment.

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Rosthern Junior College began in 1905 with one teacher and eight students and a desire to fill a need within the Mennonite community. It’s grown in every way, though remains true to the initial goal of educating students through their interests and through their faith. One aspect of RJCs development that the founders perhaps couldn’t have foreseen in 1905 is the extension of the offering to international students, who now make up 15% of the student population, adding a unique perspective to the lived experience of the school. While half of the population of the school is Mennonite, the other half includes other denominations and non-denominational students, all drawn by the range of programs on offer, the personal focus, a dedication to service learning and character development. Classes are small, with lots of personal attention, which students rightly appreciate. Faculty make it a priority to take learning out of the classroom, and to build relationships with the community, something that has become a focus of the programming. Students are encouraged not only to excel academically, but also to apply their skills, abilities, and time to making a difference in the world.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    • Small classes with a focus on STEM.
    • 3000 sf of open and bright space with a spectacular view of vibrant Yonge and Eglinton.
    • We have 7 classrooms/labs, a study room, computer lab and a very large game/lunch room.
    • Extra-curricular available every day (included in the tuition).
    • Minimum of one field trip/month.
    • Passionate teachers who love to be there.
    • A balanced combination of use of technology and human interaction is embedded within our program.
    • A mix of local and diverse international students.
    • Zero tolerance on drugs, bullying, harassment of any kind. A safe place to learn!
    • No hidden fees!

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    • Leadership Development
    • Out-of-Classroom Learning
    • Life-long Friends
    • Community & Belonging
    • Developing Independence
    • Safe & Secure Environment
    • Support from Teachers
    • Teaching the "whole student"
    • Personal, Academic, Spiritual Growth
    • Preparing students for life after high school

    Description

    Description

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    OAT is a private high school specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with an emphasis on hands-on-learning. Our teachers are Ontario Certified and more importantly, have a passion for teaching. Our class sizes are small. We offer 3000 sf of prime educational space close to Eglinton Subway Station. A fantastic view of Yonge and Eglinton intersection is visible in every classroom. There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities to choose from.

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Founded in 1905, Rosthern Junior College (RJC) High School has a strong reputation for delivering well-rounded academic experiences to students for over 100 years. RJC offers Grades 10-12, and is accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Historical High Schools; holding a high standard of education. As a high school that teaches from the Christian perspective, RJC places value on faith, service, leadership, and community in the education of its students.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Message

    At OAT, we offer the full Ontario Curriculum with an emphasis on math and science. The idea is to eliminate the shortcomings of prior years and truly prepare students for their tough undergraduate journey. We claim that students are here for one simple reason: quality of instructions! 

    Times are difficult and those with a better grip of intense knowledge and stronger character manage to reach to the top. Our vision is to continually amplify the quality of education we provide our students with. We do this by actively seeking additional resources and planning educational activities to bring accessible and inspiring modes of learning inside and outside the classroom. For those students who have had negative experiences in previous schools, we aim to prove that school can truly be a place of positivity, genuine connection, and fun.  

     

    Welcome to RJC High School!  We are a small school that makes a big difference. Our small class-sizes, supportive staff and student-centered programming allow our diverse student body to meet a variety of personal and academic goals, all within the safety of a supportive community.  We have an excellent dormitory program, along with many opportunities in athletics and the arts. We pride ourselves in educating the whole person and in preparing leaders for a life of faith, service and peacemaking. We are excited about the impact our students make in the world, and the success that they achieve in their personal lives.   If you are looking for a place that combines educational excellence with personal growth and making a difference, join us at RJC High School!

     

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Wood
    Principal, RJC High School

     

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Rosthern Junior College High School

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Information not available

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      OAT Education (Ontario Academy of Technology) is a private high school that offers Grades 9-12 courses for students to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We focus on mathematics, science, and engineering studies by supporting those who seek admission into such post-secondary disciplines. At OAT, we value small classes to facilitate close relationships and to best support the needs of our individual learners. When you or your child attends OAT we offer: - University Pathway Program - Hands-On Learning - IELTS Preparation Sessions - Fast Track Courses - One Field Trip per month - Enthusiastic teachers certified by Ontario College of Teachers Guarantee your place in a Top Canadian University!

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      All academic programs at RJC meet curricular standards set by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. IMAGINE - Grade 10 Imagine a Better World IMAGINE is a full year, multi-credit grade 10 global-citizenship program that emphasizes collaboration, hands-on learning and community building. Students will spend periods of time outside the classroom applying their classroom learning in practical settings. THRIVE - Grade 11 Live Your Values THRIVE is a Grade 11 character development program that will assist students to grow and develop as individuals and as contributing members of their communities. EXPLORE - Grade 12 Discover Your Potential EXPLORE is a grade 12 leadership program focused on exploring post-secondary opportunities.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        We aim to offer students a taste of what lies ahead. For many students graduating from high school, it isn't obvious, for example, how their math courses will relate to physics and chemistry courses encountered in their post-secondary studies. We value foresight in our teaching methods so that students become proactive learners who accurately predict what concepts and skills await them in future courses.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Each mathematics teacher has his or her own classroom dynamic and structure. Our methods are rooted in traditional learning and an understanding of fundamental math skills. Inquiry activities and problem-based lessons are integrated throughout the courses as is appropriate for students' needs and abilities.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Nelson and Mcgrawhill

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        As a school we use the textbooks developed for the latest provincial math curriculum.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        We do not recommend calculators for grades 10 and below; however, all students are allowed to use scientific calculators for tests and exams.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Math teachers ask students to own a calculator suited to his or her course choice. We encourage students to use their calculator as an aide to their education.

      • Science

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Approach


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Our goal is to offer these students a taste of what lies ahead. For the student graduating high school, it isn't obvious how their math courses relate to physics and chemistry courses. We would like to paint a clear picture of the relationship between these courses to give students a head-start on their university careers. What isn't standard about our courses is the view ahead our instructors offer. Our tech workshops are a key component to this philosophy.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        All of our science teachers have years of experience in their content areas and are accredited in 30 level subject matter. Our school is transitioning to more inquiry-based and authentic learning in all areas and our newly renovated labs, as well as off-campus experiences help to support this type of education.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        We teach literature primarily through a "Reader Response Theory" approach, where students are empowered to discover meanings from texts through their subjective experience as unique readers with differing identities and backgrounds. Through this method, we enact inquiry-based learning, where students are prompted with questions to help them delve into texts and develop their critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to become reflective independent thinkers who confidently express their views on literature with clarity and persuasion. This approach encompasses the belief that there is not one correct interpretation of a text, but rather many possibilities. We see our students become active learners, engaged with a text and with their peers through discussion, rather than passively listening to the teacher. In addition to our reader response approach, we also teach elements of literature so that students have foundational knowledge to refer to in their interpretations.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        In each of our ELA courses students encounter a variety of texts in both contemporary and "classic" styles, the study of which always emphasizes the development of critical thinking and communication skills. Off-campus and inquiry-based experiences are used to expand the students' framework for authentic learning.


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Approach


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        We use a student-centred learning approach in our humanities and social science classes, where students are encouraged to research topics of personal interest and choose project directions suited to their individual preferences. By facilitating projects and activities centred on students' freedom of choice, we see learners become genuinely invested in their own education journey. We incorporate inquiry-based practices to help students become critical thinkers and cultivate their motivation in delving further into class concepts.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Given RJC’s emphasis on faith, service, and peacemaking, courses in the humanities and social sciences emphasize contemporary experiences and real-world problems. With a firm grounding in the way the past continues to shape the present, students are engaged with relevant questions about the condition of communities at home and around the world. The use of projects and tasks as primary assessment tools reflect our underlying goals of critical thinking and real-life skills.

      • Fine Arts

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        We offer music courses at OAT. The technology element is essential since our instructors use up-to-date methods of digital sound mixing techniques.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Fine arts allow students to tap into their own creativity, develop strong communication skills and connect cross-curricular ideas in new ways. In many of the fine arts offered at RJC, students must learn to work together and for each other, requiring trust and reliance upon other students (ex. Putting together a play requires communicating ideas, teamwork to build sets, choral singing necessitates interdependence to create a fully-formed musical idea). Fine arts allow for a physical expression of mental, emotion and spiritual themes and ideas and so students should be allowed to access these internal feelings and to express them in ways that they may not feel able in other, “traditional” classrooms. This promotes self-agency, requires self-motivation and fosters co-operation. In this way, fine arts do not only improve skills within themselves, but impart students with the skills and tools to thrive in all areas of life.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Students analyze algorithms for effectiveness. They investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        In Communication Media Class, the students are taught to use the computer as a creative tool in digital picture creation/manipulation, movie making, and audio engineering. Students use all three elements to produce digital media creations in class.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Rosthern Junior College High School

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

        Through GoodLife Fitness, which is conveniently located across the street from our school, we offer students an 8-month membership that they can use during their spare period or lunch break. Students have the choice to participate in fitness classes, engage in games of squash, or plan their own workouts using the extensive exercise equipment available to them. Students are not rushed during their choice of physical activity, given that our school day consists of 1 hour and 45 minute periods.

        ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Rosthern Junior College’s physical education program seeks to combine skill development with engagement and participation in physical activity. Our goals include promoting attitudes which will lead to lifelong physical activity, engaging students in volunteer activities, and fostering safe conduct in physical activities. We are less focused on competition, and more focused on community and team building. The grade 11 class participates in outdoor education, which usually takes the form of either a hiking trip or a canoe trip.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

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      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Rosthern Junior College High School

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


      Our Take

      Our Take

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      We set high standards to prepare our students for success in their post-secondary education journeys while simultaneously nurturing the curiosity and liveliness of our students by encouraging a learning process that is not based on rote learning or dominated by direct instruction. The academic culture we promote is one of COMMUNITY and APPROACHABILITY, where we seek to eliminate the barriers between teachers and students that are often found in the public school system. We aim to do more than simply impart knowledge on students; we aim to build relationships founded on mutual trust and respect.

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      With a smaller size class, students are able to have more one-on-one opportunities with the teachers, and a tigher relationship with their classmates. The teachers get to know each student really well, both academically and personally, creating a stronger learning community.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      "We intentionally avoid all forms of public distinction between students in terms of academic performance."

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      "We honour and distinguish our brightest students, using them as examples for other students to follow."

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

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      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Rosthern Junior College High School

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


      Primary

      Primary

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Intellectual
      The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."


      Secondary

      Secondary

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      Intellectual
      The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Social
      The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."


      What the school says

      What the school says

      OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

      Our faculty is comprised of teachers who prioritize - intellectual development - emotional intelligence - social awareness - physical wellness - spiritual resourceful Through these differences, our students are exposed to various teaching philosophies and practices that ultimately bring them a balanced experience. We aim, both individually and collectively, to offer our students a wide-lensed perspective of these multiple modes of development. Extra-curricular activities are key in order to help students develop a better sense of belonging to school community. Arts, Math, Games, Drones and Language Clubs are available on a weekly basis for students.

      ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      To be living and learning in this community, students will have the opportunity to be independent of their parents, and learn to live with other people. Through arts and sports, students are able to improve socially outside of the classroom, and gain support from the community.

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

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    Rosthern Junior College High School

    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

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    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


    Additional support

    Additional support

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    The accommodations and modifications we apply to the learning process for our special needs students is derived from communication, observation, and interaction. Our small class sizes allow us the time and energy to understand our students on a deeper level so that changes to instructions, projects, activities, and teaching strategies can be made to help maximize the receptivity of our learners to reach their full potential.

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    We strive to work with students where they are at and modify our program to meet specific student needs. Building a relationship with the student is key to our success.


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    We very much value the individuality of each student, and with that, comes the recognition that each individual learner is comprised of distinct needs. We aim to meet these needs through one-one-one interactions, positive feedback and conferences where each student is fully supported and accommodated during his/her learning process. Our small class sizes allow ample attention to be given to each learner so that tailored teaching strategies can be applied to provide the highest quality of student-centered education.

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


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    Rosthern Junior College High School

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

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    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rosthern Junior College High School

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation


    What the school says

    What the school says

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    • OAT's math and science clubs are for those students interested in learning how the concepts studied in the classroom can be applied in the real world. We also have a wide range of different activities for students on a daily basis!

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    • We have a grand musical performance each year in June!
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    70%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Dec 11, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 10 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

    At OAT we welcome students wishing to learn outside the standard school system. We aim to accommodate students seeking a higher quality of education than what their current school provides. Generally, students at our school have a passion for math and sciences. They love learning through projects: 3D-printing, Drone Building or Math Modelling. If you feel like you need a school that gives you a great opportunity in STEM and provides you a calm, engaging and welcoming environment, then we are what you're looking for!

    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    RJC is a Christian day and residence high school offering Grades 10-12. It is based on a Christian foundation and provides a sound academic and residential program. While about 40% of our students are from Mennonite background, the other 60% come from all walks of life. The school offers the Saskatchewan approved and inspected high school curriculum, and is staffed by highly qualified instructors. We are geared for students intending to continue their education; therefore, the smaller population of students lends itself to individualized attention. Many students and parents often identify this as being a significant factor in improving grades.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    OAT - ONTARIO ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

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    ROSTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    1. Download an application form with the link below
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    3. Send it to RJC with your $150 registration fee

    http://rosthernjuniorcollege.ca/apply/apply-now/admission-forms

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