SNOW DAYS: I have made changes to our class calendar...take a peek at the new assessment dates.
I encourage both parents and students to make daily use of the class webpage; test dates, homework and notes will be posted as well as other pertinent and important information.
This course is challenging in that the pace is ACCELERATED. The standardized provincial test (EQAO) is usually scheduled mid-June which essentially translates into learning 5 months worth of curriculum in 4 months. (The administration of EQAO is of course dependent upon ongoing Union negotiations with the government, however preparation is prudent).
The first week will be dedicated to a quick review, followed by a BASIC SKILLS TEST. If after several assessments students cannot attain a high level of standing (as STRONG BASIC SKILLS are needed to succeed in the course), parents will be given the option to transfer their son/daughter to the applied stream.
If basic skills are weak and students would like to remain in the academic stream, then a tutor is highly recommended. Math help will be available at lunch (day TBD) and Math Club will begin to be offered afterschool on Wednesdays (start-up date TBD).
Organization, daily homework completion, adequate test preparation and self-advocacy are very important in being successful in this course.