Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
They offer a great variety of programs. I've taken the English course and it has been a great experience for me. The atmosphere of the school was positive, and productive. I did not expect anything different as I did join the school to complete a course, and the Ontario Online School made it simple for me to do just that. I feel like I was supported academically, and it was a fair challenge with the coursework, but nothing I wasnt able to do since the course prepares you well for the assignments. The English course has definitely made post-secondary life easier as one of the writing courses I have taken in college was very easy for me since the English course had prepared me very well.
Every student had their own academic goals while attending Ontario Online Schools. From the first day of classes, OOS made it very clear that they will not tolerate any bullying, discrimination or plagiarism within the school. The rules and expectations were made clear which allowed for a safe learning environment. With the learning platform used, I was able to connect with other students in the same course as me. The other students in my class were very kind and were not competitive. This allowed for both students and teachers to work well with each other. I feel the academic program at Ontario Online Schools did help prepare me for my life's next step. I was challenged to think outside of the box and I was supported academically.
The academic program at Ontario Online Schools Network was very straightforward and easy to understand. The lessons were posted for the course unit and a class discussion or assignment would follow up. All the instructions and guidelines were clear. The academic culture and atmosphere the school cultivated was very opening and supportive. Everyone was supportive of each other and were willing to help one another out. Students were there for one another in class and contributed to teamwork. Students and I were not only appropriately challenged and supported academically but also personally on our learning skills. I feel as the academic program at Ontario Online Schools Network has prepared me tremendously for university. It has definitely helped me prepare for coursework and course load. It's also helped me with my own time management and responsibility with work.
The classes being conducted asynchronously was one of the many strengths of this school. Because of this I learnt the value of time-management and online organization, which came in handy for my first year at university. My classmates and I were far from competitive, as we all attended our classes when it was convenient for us. The app that was used for this class was another strength that I hadn’t appreciated until this year. The class was organized in a way that made it possible to know exactly what something needed to be done, and when. My university classes that are also conducted online this year are not as easily accessible or organized as Ontario Online Schools Network. After comparing the two online classes, I developed a deeper appreciation for the app Ontario Online Schools Network uses.