Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
Ontario Online Schools Network was an incredible platform with incredible teachers. As a student who has transitioned from high school to university in the middle of a pandemic, this school provided me with many transferable skills that aided me in excelling in my current studies. From academic skills like the many creative ways to complete online assignments, and even how to keep track of, and excel all types of assessments, Ontario Online Schools Network provided me with it all. The online platform was easy to use, organized and most importantly - engaging. I was enrolled in three courses, and each course was taught in a variety of ways, keeping me interested and intrigued throughout the learning process. Having smaller class sizes was an added benefit, as the teachers were even more involved and committed to the success of my education.
My overall experience at Ontario Online Schools Network was nothing but amazing, exceeding all my expectations of what it might be like. The environment of online learning may seem scary and nerve-wracking at first, however all the teachers make you feel comfortable and well equipped. I liked how they were constantly present and up to date with marking assignments. They were always there to answer questions if you were unsure about something or needed help on anything. The site was easy to navigate and tech-friendly for anyone that maybe new to working with technology. There is nothing I would change about the school, it really helped me with my education and learning.
I am extremely fortunate that I found an online school that caters for their students' academic needs and goals. Ontario Online Schools is a great school that offers a variety of grade 11 and 12 courses. I was in the Social Studies and the Humanities, Equity and Social Justice: From Theory To Practice course. I enjoyed each lesson. It is evident that my teachers created each lesson to ensure that they were engaging, captivating, and met the Ontario Curriculum. I never had any issues communicating with my teacher or principal. The facilitators at OOS are kind individuals that were always willing to help me when I needed any clarification on assignments or needed extended due dates. Even if I had a question for my teacher or principal during the evening, I would receive a speedy response either the same evening or early next day. I appreciate all the hard work and dedication that is placed into the OOS. After completing a course at this school, I feel one step closer to achieving my overall academic goals. Without a doubt, the Ontario Online Schools created a welcoming community for me to learn in and played a role in my grade 12 academic success.
Ontario Online schools has been a great straightforward and engaging online learning experience. I loved how the entire course was available from the start, and I had the freedom to complete the course at my own pace while meeting assignment deadlines. The educational content was very well done. I joined Ontario Online schools to help boost my grade from a course I have taken in public school, and with getting a better grade it helped me get into my desired post-secondary program. The teachers were always willing to answer questions, and always answered them in a reasonable amount of time. Assignments, and quizzes were never difficult to do as the course content prepares you very well for them.