Our Goals and Philosophy
At Academy of Excellence, we set high academic standards for our students. We believe that with positive support and direction, students are recognized and respected as unique individuals. Our students’ success is reflected in our dedication to provide a high-quality education. We have a staff of well-trained and caring teaching professionals eager to assist you along your path to academic achievement and success.
Trimester / Semester System
Academy of Excellence operates on a semester system, with three semesters in each year. Students must begin credit courses at the beginning of the semester: Fall – beginning of September, Winter - beginning of December, and Spring - beginning of April.
With a pupil to teacher ratio of approximately ten to one (10:1) or less, students receive individual attention on a daily basis, allowing time for remediation or enrichment during regular class time. Teachers are available for personal consultation before and after classes.
In addition to delivering regular course content, instructors teach the basic skills needed to achieve academic success. These skills include reading for information, note-taking, essay writing, exam and test study skills, and time-management
Students at Academy of Excellence are preparing for post-secondary education in a wide variety of fields.
Recognizing the reality that outstanding academic achievement is one of the main factors that will grant them entry into the programs of their choice, our students demonstrate a serious, mature, and focused approach to their studies.
Once accepted to Academy of Excellence, students are expected to maximize their potential by taking advantage of the unique opportunities and resources available to them. The low student/teacher ratio, as well as prompt and extensive feedback, fosters an environment conducive to academic excellence. There is no substitute, however, for hard work. Academy of Excellence students are committed to their success and the success of their peers. To date, our students have been granted admission to universities across Canada, the United States, and Europe and have received many scholarships.