BrightKids Online School, provides online elementary subjects which serve students in kindergarten through grade 8 and are approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Our Ministry BSID# is 883674. BrightKids Online School is listed as a private Elementary school on the Ontario Ministry of Education website.
We welcome students living anywhere in the world to take courses with us. You and your family will find that BrightKids Online School is an excellent alternative or supplement to traditional schooling.
The School’s Overall Goals and Philosophy
BrightKids Online School is relatively small, multicultural, and eco-friendly institute offering an alternative way of completing elementary and high school level courses. Our goal is to support students and families whose educational needs might not be readily met through the mainstream education channels.
Our program gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace, to study in accordance with their schedule, availability and ability and to earn their course from any location and time zone of their choice. We offer quality content in a safe, family-friendly online environment. Our courses emphasize the development of skills that prepare young learners for future success.
✓ Self-paced interactive online courses
✓ Video-based lessons taught by some of Ontario’s greatest teachers
✓ Freedom to study from any location all over the world
✓ Enroll any day of the year
✓ Complete course online
✓ Access 24/7, 365 days a year
Please watch the introductory video or explore our website to learn more about our vision and programs.
Supporting our Students
We believe that parents, guardians, and/or the guidance of your home school are part of the support network a student needs order to enhance their education. Thus, we encourage parents/guardians to be involved in our students e-learning experience. Parents/guardians have the access to see what the teacher is teaching and how well the student is doing. Parents can check their child’s progress report which is updated by the teacher every month. Our OCT certified teachers are there to help make this e-learning experience go as smoothly as possible and are available to answer any of your questions within 24 hours.
Live Session with the Teacher
Both students and parents can request to schedule a live session with the teacher (maximum 3 times a term) to discuss the course, set goals, discuss strategies for improvement, etc.
Throughout the term, students will receive feedback on their work. The feedback
are is designed to help students understand what they did well in, where to improve, and how to do better for the next assessments. There are three types of assessments: assessment AS learning, assessment FOR learning and assessment OF learning. Assessment AS learning is targeted towards students understanding of what their strengths and weaknesses are. Assessment FOR learning is when the teacher gives feedback for the students outlining where they did well and where they need to improve (not counted towards their grade). Assessment OF learning are the only assessments that count towards the student’s mark.
Attendance plays a huge part in the success of the student in the course. Students are encouraged to log in to the course at least once a week, however, chronic absenteeism may lead to withdrawal of the course. Students are encouraged to reach out if they have any concerns about their attendance.