Spectrum Airways Flight School

Admissions Process

STEP ONE: LEARN ABOUT BLYTH ACADEMY & SPECTRUM AIRWAYS

To start the admissions process, we encourage you to attend an information session or open house at Blyth Academy Burlington or Spectrum Airways. Here, you’ll learn about Blyth Academy’s educational philosophy, Spectrum Airways’ flight training programs, meet key staff members and tour facilities. Please click here to RSVP for an upcoming information session or open house of your choice.

STEP TWO: BOOK A DISCOVERY FLIGHT

We strongly encourage all students considering the Aviation Pathway Program to book a Discovery Flight. This will allow you to experience the thrill of flying and help ensure that you are prepared to make the commitment to pursuing flight training. You may book your Discovery Flight either before or after submitting your application, but we encourage you to do it sooner rather than later!

STEP THREE: SUBMIT APPLICATION PRIOR TO JUNE 15

If, based on completing steps one and two you feel that you are a strong applicant for the Aviation Pathway Program you are invited to submit an application. Please submit an application through our online application portal. Upon submission of the online application you will receive an email requesting additional documentation:
 

  • Student transcript containing courses and grades from the past 12 months. If one is not available, a Credit Counseling Summary or the student’s most recent report card is required to begin the application process
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP), if the student has one
  • For students whose first language is not English, a copy of IELTS or TOEFL (minimum 6.5 IELTS or equivalent)
  • Aviation Medical, if completed at time of application
  • Supplemental Question: in 750 words or less (total), please answer the following questions:
    • Why do you want to become a career pilot?
    • What skills or experience do you have that will transfer well into becoming a pilot?

STEP FOUR: APPLICATION REVIEW & INTERVIEW

The Admissions Committee reviews complete applications on a rolling basis until the June 15 deadline. If the committee feels that you could be a strong fit for the Aviation Pathway program, you will be invited to interview with the Principal of Blyth Academy Burlington.

This interview is an opportunity for our Principal to explore the applicant’s academic needs, interests and goals to determine if and how Blyth Academy and the Aviation Pathway Program can support them. We encourage families to attend the interview together. International applicants will be invited to interview by Skype video.

Admissions to the Aviation Pathway Program will be communicated by email. Conditional Offers of Acceptance may be offered if an applicant has not yet completed the Aviation Medical exam. This email will include all of the details you will need to prepare for your first day, including copies of the Code of Conduct for Blyth Academy and Spectrum Airways, both of which must be reviewed and signed off on prior to starting the program.

If the Admissions committee feels that the student is a good fit for Blyth Academy, but not the Aviation Pathway Program, or that the student is a good fit for flight training, but not Blyth Academy, the applicant will be notified as such and have the option to accept or decline singular studies.

STEP FIVE: PAYMENT

Aviation Pathway students will be invoiced by Blyth Academy and Spectrum Airways separately. Fee information for Blyth Academy can be found here and for Spectrum Airways here.

STEP SIX: COURSE SELECTION

The final step in the Blyth Academy admissions process occurs once a student has received their offer of admission and schedules a meeting with the Guidance Head to complete course selection for the upcoming academic year.

If you have any questions regarding the above listed steps, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions team at admissions@blytheducation.com.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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