Open Pathways Program

Supportive Academic Program for Grades 9-12 

Focused Academic Achievement

Blyth Academy Mississauga is offering a supportive academic program for Grades 9-12 starting in September 2021. Located in the beautiful Adamson Estate on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Blyth Academy Mississauga Open Pathways Program will provide a relaxed, personal and supportive environment for students seeking more options in completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The Open Pathways Program model runs on a semester system to better allow learners wanting more time with subject matter in both Applied and Academic courses.

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Small class setting, relaxed atmosphere, flexible day

Maintains regular routine with structured school days

Semester courses with access to both applied and academic levels

Live teacher-led classes from the comfort of home

Supportive learning structure with high expectations

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Homeroom Style Approach to High School

Students are assigned to a teacher who is responsible for their overall achievement, check-ins and communication with home. 

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Flexible Delivery Model of Courses

The semester model allows for proper supports and ample time for students to engage and learn course materials. 

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Cross-Curricular Approach

Students can gain knowledge of outcomes in different subject areas through assignments that touch on more than one subject matter. Ex: A history paper will expand knowledge and skill sets in both History and English. 

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Differentiated Course Offerings

Access to courses at the Applied and College level, including co-op and trades, opens pathways for students in need of extra academic support. 

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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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