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FAQ

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General

Your child is not limited in having courses in either term 1 or term 2. If you would like your child to have all their courses from September -June, please email info@brightmindsonlineschool.ca.

A full-time student is a pupil whose Ontario Student Record (OSR) is hosted at BrightMinds Online School. Such students will complete all the course requirements through BrightKids’ programs and services.

A part-time student is a pupil whose OSR is not hosted at BrightMinds Online School and is only completing a specific class through our school.

The fastest and least expensive way to register for our online courses is through our school website. Your student account will be set up within 1 business day of the receipt of your information.

Term 1 and Term 2 courses have 5months of instruction.

The summer program courses are 6 weeks long.

Yes. The course content is available 24/7 and can be accessed from any location as long as you have access to a relatively high-speed Internet connection. Please be informed that our e-learning portal might be blocked in countries with limited freedom of Internet use. In such cases, students can access the course through the use of VPN services.

No, all the information needed to complete an online course is shared with you through the e-learning portal.

Your e-learning instructors are all graduates of the Ontario College of Teachers. They are available to you Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For all academic questions, you can reach out to them via the messaging system of the e-portal. In addition, you can schedule yourself for up to 3 student-teacher conferencing during the term.

Students have the option to transfer from one course to another within the first two weeks, at the beginning of each Term. If a student requests a transfer, an administrative fee of $50 will be required to compensate for the administrative work required to make this change.

At the request of a student and at the discretion of the Principal and in consultation with the course instructor and student’s parent, the student might be granted the opportunity to extend the course for a maximum of 4 weeks if such decision is believed to serve the student’s academic interest.

If a student fails to submit evidence of successful completion of prerequisite within the first two weeks of the Semester’s start date, then his/her enrollment in the course will be considered not for credit. All documents can be emailed to info@brightmindsonlineschool.ca.

The Term 1 and Term 2 report card are shared with you both as soft and as hard copies. Upon availability, you will receive your report card both as an email (sent to you via the e-learning portal) and as a mail (sent to your home address). If you are a part-time student at BrightKids, a hard copy of your report card will be mailed to your school.

Secondary School

In order for you to register in the courses that you want, you first want to make sure you have the required prerequisites. If you are unsure if you have the prerequisites or not, you can send your transcript to info@brightmindsonlineschool.ca and we will check for you. Overall you will need to submit 3 things in order to register for the course:

i-Official School Document (this can be your report card, transcript, or credit summary)

ii-Government Issued ID (passport, driver’s license, birth certificate)

iii-Registration form

Depending on the semester you are registered for you will receive your report card via email on:

SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21

Fall 2020: Midterm - Oct. 23, 2020 Final - Dec. 22, 2020 

Winter 2021: Midterm - Feb. 12, 2021 Final - Mar. 31, 2021 

Spring 2021: Midterm - May 14, 2021 Final - June 28, 2021

Summer 2021: Midterm - N/A  Final - Aug. 30, 2021

Brightminds Online School, is an accredited school in Ontario approved by the Ministry of Education. Students are able to apply to all universities in Canada and outside of Canada.

Please note that transcripts are only issued to our full time students. If you are our current student you will receive your updated transcript at the end of the school year upon request only. If you are our retired student (already graduated) you will need to order your transcript from the following link below.

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Students will be able to interact with their teachers through the Learning Portal. Further information on messaging your teacher is located in the Student Welcome Package.

In the welcome email you will be given who your teacher is. You can also see your teacher’s information on the course you are enrolled in on the left hand corner.

Students apply to universities through OUAC.

There aren’t any live classes with Brightminds. However, students can book up to 3 free live sessions with their teacher(s).

Attendance plays an important role and we expect our students to be logging in at least three times a week.

Students will need to earn 18 Compulsory credits, 12 Optional credits, pass the OSSLT (or OLC4O), and complete at least 40 community involvement hours. 

**Due to COVID-19, graduating students of 2020/21, will not need to complete the OSSLT but must complete a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement.

For more in depth information, you can check out LINK

OSSD, stands for Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The OSR, is the Ontario Student Record and it is securely stored in the student’s main school.

You can request to get your transcript by your guidance counselor and they will be able to print one out for you.

If you are a mature student and cannot provide any transcripts, you will then need to take the Assessment Tests.

The prerequisites should be on the course, however is you can’t find it there you can check out the LINK.

There aren’t any specific deadlines for the assignments, however students will not be able to hand in any more work after they have written their final exam.

Students do not need to log in everyday, however they are required to log in at least three times a week, anytime.

On average you do need to spend at least 110 hours on the course, however you can work offline and submit the how many hours you spent offline.

Depending on the semester you enroll for, the start date will be different. You can log onto the academic calendar to find out.

Elementary School

Your child is not limited in having courses in either term 1 or term 2. If you would like your child to have all their courses from September -June, please email info@brightmindsonlineschool.ca.

For each term you will receive 2 report cards, one of which will be the progress report card and the other will be the final report card.

Depending on the term you are registered for you will receive your report card via email on:

SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21

Term 1: Progress - Nov. 13, 2020 Final - Feb. 4, 2021 

Term 2: Midterm - Apr. 9, 2021 Final - June 23, 2021

Depending on the grade of your child the course load will vary. 

For Grade 1-3 students they will need to take 5 courses (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and The Arts)

For Grade 4-6 students they will need to take 6 courses (Math, English, French, Science, Social Studies, and The Arts)

For Grade 7-8 students they will need to take 7 courses (Math, English, French, Science, History, Geography, and The Arts)

The OSR is the Ontario Student Records and if your child was ever registered in a school in Ontario they should have one.