At Upper Canada College, we are dedicated to providing transformational learning experiences that fulfill our vision and mission to foster the development of head, heart and humanity and inspire boys to be their best selves. This dedication remains steadfast in exceptional circumstances that currently require the closure of our campus. In line with the Ontario Government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Upper Canada College will remain closed until the government determines it is safe to re-open schools in the province. Our priority remains our community’s wellbeing, and the leadership of the College is committed to supporting the public measures being taken to flatten the curve.
Although our campus is closed, the learning continues. UCC’s Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) provides support to students and empowers them to grow toward learning objectives while attending to their wellbeing. The CLP ensures learning continues for all students, and provides the boys with daily face-to-face interactions, access to daily lessons, curriculum, learning material and support. We're in full swing, and we’re grateful for the dedicated engagement of our families, teachers, students and other members of our steadfast community that allows for this.
The CLP provides support to students that empowers them to grow and progress toward academic learning objectives and attend to their wellbeing. It ensures learning continues for all students, and provides the boys with daily face-to-face interactions, access to daily lessons, curriculum, learning material and support.
The CLP enables our community to connect and feel connected and gives students the opportunity to participate in live online classrooms and also engage in independent study.
The nature of the CLP learning experiences differs across the year levels, to ensure that learning is age-appropriate and navigable for students and their families. These learning experiences include real-time live instruction with teachers and other students, recorded lessons or posted tasks and work that can be completed by the student at any time, face-to-face online chats, individual or small group work, and activities posted online.
While we teach and learn online, support and guidance continues to be available from the Wilder Library. Students may contact library staff by video call or email, and sign up for scheduled formal consultation during office hours.
Library staff offer a recorded read-aloud once daily; one more suited to the younger grades and one for our older students.
The CLP enables our community to connect and feel connected and gives students the opportunity to participate in live online classrooms and also engage in independent study. This format is well suited to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) as both are built around a degree of independent work and self-study.
The Upper School follows an eight-day schedule, and includes a combination of real-time study and interaction with the teacher and classmates, independent study, support and advising, and assessments.
While we teach and learn online, research support and guidance will continue to be available from staff in the Macintosh Library during the school day via video call. Students may also contact librarians via email.
For our graduating students, the CLP is complemented by the Blues Degree, where boys can sign up for a variety of sessions designed to set them up for success in their life beyond UCC: from personal finance, taxes and cooking lessons, to leadership skills, negotiation and an exclusive opportunity to earn a certificate from one of Canada’s top business schools.
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