Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
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.
The administration were very welcoming, and friendly. From the beginning when I was deciding on joining they weren't pushy or rude. They answered all questions kindly, and always insisted to reach out if I had anymore questions to be answered. It created a positive environment for me. As a student, I felt very respected by the staff. When I was having technical difficulties operating the modules I was assisted through every step at a great pace, and they were very patient the entire time.
I loved how the modules were engaging, and had all the information I needed to know for the assignments. I felt the teachers loved the subjects they were teaching, especially when I reached out to ask a question. They gave great feedback on my assignments, and returned my assignment before I had to submit another assignment so it gave me the time to really take that feedback into consideration. I felt the teacher had a very great impact on my academic development as I truly learned the content much better than I did compared to when i took the same subject in public school. You can see the effort the teacher puts into the lessons, and its great because it made it so much easier to learn and really engaged.
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.
I enjoyed Ontario Online School a lot even surprisingly due to it being online. The school has helped me get into my desired post-secondary program. They could improve the quality of life by building an online student community. I cannot speak on behalf of other students who have taken a course at Ontario Online Schools since I did not interact with that many students. Though they provided a great academic learning environment by allowing their website to work on many different devices, and the site worked very smoothly. I rarely experienced any lagging on the site or technical difficulties which was great. Made my learning experience less stressful, and so much easier.
Applying is a very easy task. Just enroll in the course you want, and if they didnt have it there was an option to request a course, and they will definitely do everything they can to make that course available for you. The application process was very straightforward. They do ask for your OEN number so make sure you have that at hand. And since it is a private school there is a fee to pay. I had to pay $500 for my course. I think it was fairly priced, and what I got out of it made it worth every single penny I paid. The admission staff got back to me very quickly with my login info after I applied. Since you are paying for the course there is no waiting to see if you get approved to enroll.
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.