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Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter and Resume

In a short few weeks, the school year will come to a close and you might be thinking about getting a summer job or a part-time job to continue through the year. As a high school student or recent graduate, you are in a competitive job market. You need a resume and a cover letter

Co-Op Experience

Have you been wondering whether you should enroll in a co-op program in high school to explore what your future career should be? With an endless list of benefits related to academic and “real world” skill development, a co-op program is definitely worthwhile. If you are curious about it, make an appointment with your guidance

Benefits of Online Summer School

With spring in the air, you might have started planning out your summer months and looking forward to possibly working a job, volunteering, relaxing on the beach or vacationing with your family. Outside these options, have you given any thought to online summer school to fill in some of your weeks off? Online summer school

Online Elementary School (Grade 6 to 8)

We are often asked by parents what are the advantages of our online elementary school. Here are some of the highlights of our program. The Ontario Elementry Curriculum All of our courses (Grade 6 to 8) are designed to meet the expectations of the Ontario Elementry Curriculum as well as the expectations of Growing Success.

Does Class Size Matter?

The provincial government recently announced its plans to increase the average class size for grades 9 to 12. Their plan is to increase class sizes to 28, up from the current average of 22. That’s an increase of more than 27% more students in classrooms. This change has been proposed for the next (2019-2020) school

Is a Cellphone Ban a Good Idea?

The Ontario government recently announced a ban on cellphone use in the classroom for non-educational purposes. The new regulation goes into effect at the start of the new school year. According to the provincial government, students will no longer be able to bring their cellphone to class, unless they receive special permission from their teacher(s)

The Literacy Course: OLC4O

On Wednesday, March 27, hundreds of Grade 10, 11 and 12 students in Ontario wrote the province’s Secondary School Literacy Test, more commonly known as the OSSLT. What is OSSLT? The OSSLT, scheduled by and administered through the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) once each year (usually in March) is a standardized test that identifies

Your Mental Health Matters

Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions? If you do, you are certainly not alone, and help is available. Although it isn’t discussed as openly and as frequently as often as it should be, mental health touches everyone directly or indirectly at some point in their lifetime. And teens are not