The Ontario Academy of Technology (OAT) is committed to providing quality education to prepare students for success in the post secondary environment. Out of the 85% of Ontario high school students who do graduate, a study by Queen’s University suggests that 60% make it to higher education and only a very small fraction make it to the top universities. The competition for admission to post-secondary institutions is becoming increasingly challenging for even the most ambitious students. In addition, a large number of international students apply for universities in Canada. OAT is committed to provide its educational services to local and international students through tested hands-on teaching methods and experienced teachers knowledgeable in their fields. OAT is committed to reach each student to help him or her achieve a successful outcome from the secondary experience.
OAT is building solid educational grounds in order to offer accredited Ontario credits towards high school diplomas. Given the demand in technology-related courses, OAT’s mandate is to offer educational services with a focus on mathematics and science courses in grades 9-12, along with complimentary high school courses required for the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). For students under the age of 18, there is a requirement to remain in secondary school until the student has reached the age of eighteen or obtained an OSSD. Mature students are also welcome to join OAT.
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To Get Your Diploma
The requirements for earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) are as follows:
· Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits;
· Students must meet the provincial secondary school literacy requirement
· Students must complete 40 hours of community involvement activities (volunteer work)
In order to successfully get accepted to Science and Engineering programs in university, OAT will offer each stream to interested students. OAT Please note that College Board school code 826335 has been assigned to Ontario Academy of Technology.
Components of a Tech Stream program are:
More Demanding Course-Work
Higher Chance of Getting an Scholarship
100% University Acceptance Rate
Building teamwork, communication, and leadership skills are emphasized through fun recreational activities.
We incorporate visits to universities, car plants, and factories to inspire student development and draw connections to the real world.
In 1999, the province of Ontario required all secondary students to complete the mandatory 40 hours of community service in order to graduate. The underlying objective of this jurisdiction was to address declining civic engagement within society ( S.M. Pance, et al., 2007).
Volunteering in high school has numerous positive impacts. Ever since, students ranging from 15 to 19 years of age, have participated in this mandatory program.
Among the numerous positive impacts, a few compelling features suggest that once students commit themselves to a volunteer placement, they obtain a sense of personal responsibility, as well as awareness of community responsibility.
Studies have suggested that this underestimated opportunity, allows students to have a score higher on social and political efficacy; framing an opinion on certain issues, building their team and leadership skills. Researchers also explain that high school students who committed to their placement for a minimum of one year, with an overall positive experience, were significantly more likely to engage and continue their volunteering even after completing the mandatory hours.
Furthermore, the contributing factors issuing motivation and subsequent civic engagement include, volunteering in high school results in strong and consistent impacts; having an overall positive volunteer experience; and a minimum of one year commitment to an organization.
OAT students have gained valuable hands-on experience in volunteering for: