Daring To Lead

Grades 11 & 12

Daring To Lead

Grades 11 & 12

Daring To Lead

Grades 11 & 12

Daring to lead program daily schedule
A student’s journey with Blyth Academy culminates in the Daring to Lead Program.

In Grades 11 and 12, preparing for post-secondary education is the primary focus with increased attention on critical thinking, interpreting information, independent learning, and active participation in our small-group setting. Ninety per cent of our students who complete this program receive first-choice university acceptance, and 85 per cent receive full or partial entrance scholarships.

Academic Excellence

Our four-term approach to the academic year has dramatic benefits for our students.

Enrolling in only two courses per term, as opposed to a more traditional semester or full-year setting of four to eight courses at a time, allows our students to balance their academic workload and pursue non-academic interests more effectively.

Two-hour class blocks mirror the lecture model of most universities, while also providing time for in-depth study, experiential learning, and ongoing individual attention from teachers. In our small classes, students have the opportunity to identify the learning strategies that work for them, preparing them to independently manage their postsecondary studies.

Our guidance counsellors work weekly with each senior student to ensure they achieve their academic potential. Students are encouraged to identify their passions through proper course selection, and to actualize their goals by completing courses based on their individual post-secondary pathway plan. We provide regular guidance for parents and students throughout the university and scholarship application processes.

Grade 11 and 12 academics


Students will draw on the mindful techniques they learned in the Learning to Learn program, and continue to maintain reflective behaviour. As confident young adults, they will be encouraged to apply effective decision-making when faced with their own academic challenges to lead them to their ultimate goals.

grade 11 and 12 student collaboration


Senior students will contribute to a broader community by driving student-to-student mentorship with their peers in the Learning to Learn program. This program will help them continue to improve their confidence and develop their leadership style. Extra-curricular activities in all schools such as Model UN and DECA offer students opportunities to develop their collaboration skills as they work together towards common goals.


Students will be given opportunities to explore their leadership skills by building strong and effective teams. Within these teams, they will develop creative thinking, and a personal leadership style that will serve them both in the next phase of their high school academics, and beyond. We also off er additional enrichment programs, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, High Resolve, Model UN, and Outward Bound.

Ready To Start?

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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