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.

Effective March 17, 2020, Blyth Academy is remote organization in hopes of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be receiving all emails, phone calls, and voicemails and are dedicated to maintaining business as usual. Thank you for your continued support!

Though our doors are temporarily closed, the minds of our students will remain open. Our students will continue their academic journey through virtual classrooms, to ensure our students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. Our small class sizes and individualized approach will continue in a virtual model, as will the structure that students need to be engaged and successful during the closure. Live virtual classes, office hours, guidance support and even extracurricular activities will continue through virtual tools. In these uncertain times, we believe that our students benefit greatly from the structure, social interaction and support their school provides them.

Our plans include continuing term three virtually, along with all of the usual processes for student report cards and information sharing with post-secondary institutions delivered on schedule. Planning for term four is underway with Principals and guidance staff working on finalizing courses and students’ schedules.

Blyth Academy is committed to providing students with personalized instruction and support, focusing on critical and creative thinking skills, and nurturing curiosity, innovation and student leadership. We are also committed to providing ongoing communication between the school and families.

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