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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Vincent Massey Academy

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1985

     

    2013


     

    Enrolment

     

    230

     

    1150


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 3

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day, eSchool


     

    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

     

    Reggio Emilia

     

    Traditional


     

    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

     

    13 to 15

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Reggio Emilia
    Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
    If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $12,000

     

    $800 to $1,800


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    20%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    9 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $100

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    29

     

    288


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, 1, 2, 3

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Nov 30, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Vincent Massey Academy

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    • Reduced class sizes
    • Reggio- inspired learning environment
    • Enhanced curriculum allowing students to work at the pace that best suits their needs
    • Programs focused a balanced education through the development of the whole child
    • Inquiry- and experiential- based learning
    • Justice Oriented Education

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    • High quality learning experience
    • Ontario Ministry of Education approved accreditation courses
    • Access to Unlimited Free Lessons and Courses
    • Professional Instructors
    • Self-Orientated learning
    • No time and area restriction
    • Access to All Learning Materials and Live Classes with No Extra Cost
    • Access to Interactive Elements for a More Engaging Learning Experience
    • Support team and student services
    • Dynamic learning environment

    Description

    Description

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    A staple in South Etobicoke for over 30 years, Vincent Massey Academy (VMA) has developed a long-standing reputation in the community for excellence in early education. VMA offers a Reggio-inspired environment where our mission at VMA is to support our students in discovering their individual potential through a balanced education, because we believe that young minds deserve an education that reflects our changing world, where they can develop, achieve, learn and explore fearlessly.

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Welcome to Innunco Academy. Innunco Academy is an online and on-campus private school that offers Grade 9 -12 OSSD credit courses or Diploma Program. Students can earn their diploma or course credits by learning online or on-campus. Students also have the opportunity to enroll as a part-time or full-time student to support their flexibility and their personal schedule. At Innunco Academy, students achieve excellence showcased from the Ministry of Education Approved Credentials.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Vincent Massey Academy

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Message

    Our goal in opening the Day School is to continue to question what it is means to learn as a young student; to truly observe and understand what types of skills and knowledge aid us as we advance through life. Our approach to learning strives to consider how we learn in all avenues of life and replicate that in our classrooms. Education is no longer about the answers; it is about the path and perspectives we take to get there. Now more than ever, we want support our students in communication and collaboration, as we ask real questions about the world around us. To know is one thing, but to build their own understanding allows young minds to apply their knowledge to everyday life.

    In part of this approach, we recognize the importance of collaborative support between teachers and families. With that, we hope to foster an environment that welcomes parent involvement, on-going open-communication and a sense of community. Our teachers and management alike, are a team of passionate educators that truly are in this field to bring out the best in each and every one of our students, and we are excited for the opportunity to work together to support our students in exploring their own paths to success.

    We are looking forward to having all of you apart of the journey with us. Your support and trust in us gives us all the faith in knowing that we will always continue to provide the highest level of education for your children.

    Dear Students and Parents:

    Welcome to Innunco Academy. It is truly a pleasure to see you here. Innunco Academy is honored to be working with students and parents of the community.

    We allow all students greater flexibility and choice in completing the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Innunco provides students with additional options for learning, alternative formats for delivery of courses to meet student needs and develop the skills needed to succeed at the post-secondary level or in industry. By combining on-campus and online learning together, We aim to create an environment for our students to critically think, problem-solve, and inspire others. We help students to overcome challenges, develop personal goals and strive to achieve them.

    Our purpose is to educate youths to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our responsibility as educators is to prepare and guide the next generation. We believe that every student is different in their abilities to adapt and learn. Our teachers and staff will prepare students with the skills and knowledge for future success.

    Innunco Academy thanks students, parents, and our hard-working staff for their contribution. We will continue to provide better programs, facilities, and services for our students.

    Innunco Academy

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Vincent Massey Academy

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Information not available

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia programs are offered by some schools at the preschool and elementary level. The approach aims to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of projects (as opposed to activities or lessons): teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. They can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. The philosophy calls for a high degree of parent involvement as well, particularly when forming curricula and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Not applicable

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      The development of each student to reach their individual potential is the basis of all programs at Vincent Massey. We believe that a child’s potential is best met by setting a foundation that prepares them for all aspects of life, not just academia. The development of the whole child widens the scope of learning and provides a diverse, well-rounded education in social, physical, and emotional aspects of life. Learning is made approachable and engaging by our teachers who specialize in facilitating learning environments that meet the needs of all our students. Teachers develop lessons based on the interests, needs, and development levels of the students in their classroom, ensuring a well-balanced education for everyone. Our balanced approach to education is facilitated through experiential- and inquiry-based curriculum, cultural and character education, and enrichment programs, to ensure that success is felt throughout all avenues of life.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy is a private high school that allows all students greater flexibility and choice in completing the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Innunco provides students with additional options for learning, alternative formats for delivery of courses to meet student needs and develop the skills needed to succeed at the post-secondary level or in industry. Course study is done both Online and On-Campus, and our Online Learning Management System allows students to access course material 24 hours a day for free. Online courses have the same rigorous assessment and evaluation standards as courses taught in a traditional classroom. Innunco uses various tools within the learning management system, such as chats, discussions, blogs, whiteboards, quizzes, student tracking tools, and teacher feedback tools. Based on the student’s level, teachers may be allowed to modify the course content to meet their student’s needs. If you ever need any assistance, our qualified teachers and staff are ready to help you.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Traditional Math

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        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.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        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

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Our Math Program follows the Ontario Curriculum. VMA tailors each student’s math learning to the individual student. Through observations and assessments, each child is met at their level to ensure they are being challenged daily. We use a mastery approach to math to ensure students completely comprehend a concept before advancing. This approach allows students to advance through these concepts at their own pace, never capping the grade level curricular expectations that they are working at. In small groups and/or individually, teachers are able to work along side students to reach their individual potential.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in math teaching: ·Inquiry Teaching - The teacher presents a problem then the learners identify it. ·Demonstration Approach - The teacher engages “in a learning task other than just talking about it”. ·Discovery Learning - Both the teacher and the learner play active roles in discovery learning. ·Mathematics Laboratory Approach - Students in small groups work through an assignment/task card, learn and discover mathematics for themselves. ·Individualized Instruction - Learners are able to progress by mastering steps through the curriculum at his/her own rate and independently of the progress of other students. ·Brainstorming - The teacher elicits from the learners as many ideas as possible but refrains from evaluating them until all possible ideas have been generated. ·Etc.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Nelson Calculus and Vectors, Nelson Education Ltd., 2009 ·McGraw-Hill Ryerson Mathematics: Mathematics of Data Management, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2002 ·Advanced Functions, Nelson Education Ltd., 2009, etc. ·Depends on different math courses


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Recommend: Casio fx 991, TI-83 Graphing ·Students are allowed to use Online Calculator or Graphing Calculator for Assignments and Projects ·Only Casio fx 991 is allowed for Test and Exam

      • Early Reading

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Balanced Literacy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Our Literacy Program follows the Ontario Curriculum. VMA tailors each student’s literacy learning to the individual student. Through observations and assessments, each child is met at their level to ensure they are being challenged daily. We use a mastery approach to literacy to ensure students completely comprehend a concept before advancing. This approach allows students to advance through these concepts at their own pace, never capping the grade level curricular expectations that they are working at. In small groups and/or individually, teachers are able to work along side students to reach their individual potential.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        DIBELS testing

      • Science

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Inquiry

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        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

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Reggio-inspired learning puts the interests and inquiries of the children at the heart of the learning that takes place in all our classrooms. Our classrooms frame their learning based on the student's wonders, questions and ideas. We are continuously challenging our students to deepen their thinking by continuing to ask questions and explore concepts through their 100 languages. These languages can include drawing, sculpting, dramatic play, writing, and painting etc. They are used to represent a student’s thinking and theories around a topic or an encounter with a learning experience.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in science teaching: ·Best-evidence synthesis - Aims to improve on current research synthesis by combining the benefits of quantitative analysis and traditional narrative reviews. ·Cooperative learning - This approach targets the integration of academic and social learning experiences into the lesson plan. Students work in groups to complete tasks that are presented by teachers. ·Quantitative research synthesis - Relies on the analysis of numerical data. Quantitative techniques facilitate the comparison and generalization of research results across similar phenomena. ·Technical approaches - Integrate video and computer resources with science instruction and cooperative learning. ·Inquiry-based learning - Offers students an opportunity to ask questions, investigate issues, select methods, and solve problems that have been posed to them by the teacher. The process is based on problem-solving as a way to enhance motivation and learning.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

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

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Physiology

      • Literature

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        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

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in literature teaching: ·Skills Based Approach - Learners will gain information, verify existing knowledge, critique A writer's ideas or writing style, and enhance knowledge language being read. ·Purpose Based Approach – Learners determine the approach to reading comprehension Text: letters, words, sentences, paragraphs. The reader uses knowledge, skills, and strategies to determine what that meaning is. ·Information Based Approach - Teaching knowledge about literature source of information: examine the history, historical background, and characteristics of literary movements ·Language Based Approach - Incorporate language and literature syllabus by studying the language. ·Personal Response Approach - Encourages learners active emotionally, intellectually, draw own experiences, feelings, opinions also known as Thematic approach Stylistics Approach - Closer understanding, appreciation of literary text combination of linguistic analysis and literary critic


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

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

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Expanding Communities

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        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

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in Humanities and Social Science teaching: ·Simulation Method - used for teaching concepts and principles. There are three major kinds of simulation methods: historical simulation, simulation activities and simulation games. ·Inquiry Method - Encourages divergent thinking and finds out information by themselves and it generates students' enthusiasm at examining issues logically. ·Project method - Careful planning by the teacher but the aim is to get the students to co-ordinate his information in an intelligent manner. The role of the teacher is to guide and inspire the students which can help to clarify concepts ·Demonstrations - can be presented by the students or teachers to make some information clear.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Communicative

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in Foreign Language teaching: ·Audio-lingual Model - Relies on students listening to, repeating, and even memorizing dialogues and short statements in the target language. ·Communicative Approach - Focuses on getting students to communicate orally and in writing—in real-life scenarios in the target language. All four skills are emphasized with the communicative approach: reading, writing, listening and speaking. ·Direct Instruction - Based on the idea that students acquire a second language much in the way that they learned their native language—through total immersion. Listening and speaking are the top teaching priority. ·Grammar-Translation Model - Learning grammar through comparisons. This model is generally focused on reading and writing, and oral communication skills are deemphasized.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency.The following approaches are used in Fine Arts teaching: ·Brainstorming - stimulates fluent and flexible thinking and can also be used to extend problem-solving skills. ·Conference - Students can report on their progress, consider problems and solutions, and note strengths and areas for improvement. Teachers can discuss students’ work in order to facilitate learning. ·Focused Exploration - Students use the materials and equipment available in ways of their choosing to create arts. ·Graphic or Visual Organizers - Students to understand and represent relationships visually rather than just with language, can be used to record, organize, compare, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas. ·Media Analysis - Evaluate everyday media, maintaining a critical distance and resisting manipulation by media producers, and they learn about media techniques that they can then use to create or enhance their own works.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Light integration

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        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

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco, as an Online and On-Campus school, combines both hands-off and hands-on strategies. We use the provincial high school computer science model curriculum, analyze potential learning difficulties and adjust teaching for students with different needs. The student will be required to use their own computers, or come to our offline teaching center to finish after class practice, assignment, or projects. Innunco implements a variety of methods in the teaching process, including meaningful learning, collaborative learning, inquiry learning, and etc. We developed constructivist, authentic activities to engage students to learn computer science, from hands-on coding to hands-off web design, and create a supportive and active learning environment for students. Innunco establishes a bank of resources for teaching computer science online, including possible materials, lab assignments, class activities, and websites.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Vincent Massey Academy

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

        In part of our approach to develop the whole child, we seek to ensure that our students take time to care for themselves throughout the day. Supported with conversations about taking care of our bodies and our minds, our programs include daily physical activity and meditation and/or yoga.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Vincent Massey Academy

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
      If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says

      What the school says

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Our balanced approach to education ensures that success is felt throughout all avenues of life. We believe by equipping our students with the tools to succeed not just academically - but emotionally, socially, and physically - we equip students with the skills necessary to navigate all aspects of life. On a daily basis we provide leaders of the future with the opportunity to test and develop critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and innovation skills. We encourage them to ask questions, take risks, and collaborate with peers to help them in building a growth mindset and take agency over their learning.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Vincent Massey Academy

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Student-paced

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Student-paced


      Our Take

      Our Take

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      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.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Information not available

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco allows students to register courses at any time throughout the year. If the student taking online classes, students can meet teachers to live lessons within 24 hours of payment. They can communicate with teachers, and participate in live online classes. Student can also do fast track on-campus programs.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Vincent Massey Academy

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Supportive

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      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.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      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

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      The first few years set the foundation for learning for the rest of a child’s life. VMA provides an inquiry-based, cross- curricular education in which students are presented with the opportunity to explore many different avenues of learning. Vincent Massey promotes confident, curious, resourceful learners who respect and value the individual differences of their peers.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco is a private high school that aims to provide students with the best learning experience and improve study efficiency. Innunco Academy prides itself on the quality of its educational programs, the professionalism of our staff, and the enthusiasm of our students. Our Online and On-Campus Administrative Team is the main contact point for all current students, prospective students, and parents. Our administrative staff can advise students in most school matters and procedures. Services include enrolments, payment, appointment booking, and course extension. A high standard of teaching and learning and a dynamic and welcoming environment is Innunco Academy’s values.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Vincent Massey Academy

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      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

      VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

      Information not available

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco helps learners to gain confidence, develop self-awareness and personal motivation. Experienced and skilled teachers will help students build up solid academic knowledge, develop and maintain good study habits and time management skills. By both learning online and learning on campus, students will be better prepared for post-secondary level individual learning, individual project, and individual tasks.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Vincent Massey Academy

    Innunco Academy

    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

     

    Vincent Massey Academy

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    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

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    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

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    • 1.Innunco organizes volunteer activities in every February, May, September, and December;
    • 2.Students can earn community hours that required to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
    • 3.Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to join our volunteer activities;
    • 4.Past community events and services include: Pumpkin Giveaway, Movie Night, Light Up the Holidays, and The 25th Annual Silver Ball.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, 1, 2, 3

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Nov 30, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    No


     

    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

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Innunco accepts students who want to study Grade 9 to 12 high school courses, that required to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Student can register a single course with us online and on-campus, or enroll as a full-time student and work toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. If you want to upgrade your existing grades, study prerequisite courses in advance, or choose a course you are interested in but not offered by your homeschool, you can always join us.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    VINCENT MASSEY ACADEMY

    • To confirm your placement, we will require a deposit of 100% of your first month’s fees which is non-refundable plus a $300 registration fee
    • Please contact the Admission’s Director ([email protected]) to confirm your placement for 2021-2022 and a Pre-Authorized Debit will be sent to be filled out and scanned back.

    If there are no placements left, you will added to our waitlist based on the date you contacted us and your child’s age

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION

    New Student, First Time RegistrationIf this is your first time registering in a course at Innunco, you can follow these steps:

    • Students need to first check out their shopping cart to complete the course purchasing process.
    • Finish Innunco New Student Registration Form. Click here to fill in the form, and view the terms and conditions. Do not forget to save and submit after you finish!
    • Depending on the different courses, students may need to attach their official report card or transcript showing their completion of prerequisite courses
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • Chatbox can be found on the right bottom corner on our website. Simply click and connect to Online Representative

    Returning StudentIf you are a returning student that took one or more courses in Innunco and have an existing student account, you can follow the following steps

    • Depending on the different courses, the student may need to send a scanned copy of an official report card or transcript shows the completion of prerequisite courses
    • Send to [email protected] or submit to Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite course, or if your report card meets the requirements or not, you can contact our Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • Chatbox can be found on the right bottom corner on our website. Simply click and connect to Online Representative

    ON-CAMPUS REGISTRATION

    New Student, First Time RegistrationIf this is your first time registering in a course at Innunco, you can follow these steps:

    • Finish Innunco New Student Registration Form
    • Depending on the different courses, students may need to attach their official report cards or transcript showing their completion of prerequisite courses. 
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our campus administrator
    • Students will then be able to purchase the course from the administrator

    Returning StudentIf you are a returning student that took one or more courses in Innunco and have an existing student account, you can follow the following steps:

    • Depending on the different courses, the student may need to send a scanned copy of official report card or transcript shows the completion of prerequisite courses
    • Send to [email protected]
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our campus administrator

     Go to our website for more details :https://innunco.com/student-support/

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Mazie Jackson (2015)
    Took 1 Grade 12 course with us, and got asmitted to U of T with scholarship.
    Fiona Cheung (2016)
    Took a single course in Innunco
    Lucas Ray (2015)
    Took one course with us
    Yolanda Wong (2015)
    Took one course with Innunco



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