Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
They did fairly well with university counselling. I did reach out to get advice from my teacher and I was very supported on my decisions. They are more than happy to give you the counselling you need, which was very much appreciated. They also helped with supporting us throughout the entire semester with reminders, and emails which was very appreciated. Very motivating to give it your all on assignments so you can do your best on them. At the end of it I got a much better grade than I got in public school, and I thank them for making learning much more engaging, and actually teaching me things that are helping me out in my post-secondary life.
Entering into this school I was still unsure about the path I wanted to take after high school. I was interested in different programs but I was still unsure. I am grateful that the lessons were related to real life issues that are currently happening around the world. Due to the fact that the lessons were engaging, I found a new interest to pursue in university. The teachers and admin at the Ontario Online Schools dedicated time to answer any questions that I had regarding university. Based on the submissions of my assignments and my interests, my teachers helped lead me down a path of success. I believe that I was given appropriate guidance and this helped me become successful in my first-choice post-secondary programs.
The teachers were there to help with the university applications and making a choice as to which university to go to. Although I joined the school after the university applications were done, they were still there to help with recommendations and giving advice as to which school to go to. I felt I was always given great advice and appropriate guidance, early enough, to still make a decision. I was helped with applying for scholarships and even given reference letters to attest to that. The environment definitely helps prepare you for university and gives you an idea of what's to come. All the teachers were willing to share their experiences of their time at university. They were tremendously supportive and were there for any final decision.
There were three steps to my university application process. Having attended Ontario Online Schools Network from grade 11 to grade 12, I was fortunate enough to have teachers that were there throughout the entire process. In grade 11, I began worrying about what I wanted to study, and what the university application process would be like. My teachers contacted me, and helped breakdown the process for me. Together we decided what classes I was required to take in grade 12. When the application season came around, my teachers were there advising me on what programs would be the best choice, what each university had to offer, and what I should prioritize when making my decision. It was thanks to the Ontario Online Schools Network that I was accepted into all 6 programs that I had applied to. I currently attend the University of Toronto, and this school helped me get here.