Live Teacher-Led Classes
Structured School Days
Engaging Virtual Lessons
Four Terms, Two Courses/Term
|TYPE||BLYTH ACADEMY ORBIT||“TRADITIONAL” ONLINE SCHOOL|
|Attendance||100 percent virtual, daily live classes||100 percent virtual|
|Timing||Structured day – regularly scheduled classes Monday to Friday||Work at your own pace|
|Teaching||Live teacher led classes||Self-directed learning|
|Access to a teacher||During virtual class time, and virtual office hours||Via email and learning platform|
|Start Date||High School students start at the beginning of the school year or term (Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr)
Elementary students can start at any time
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do classes look like?
A. No. Elementary students can begin at any point in the school year. For high school students, our synchronous approach allows for students to engage with each other and stay involved for the duration of the course. Our entry points are September, November, February, and April for full-time academics.
A. Yes, for high school courses only.
A. This format enables our high school students to devote their complete attention to two subjects at a time, rather than the traditional four per semester. This encourages deeper engagement with course material and allows for further exploration of interests, which better prepares students for acceptance into the post-secondary program of their choice. It also allows for flexibility in scheduling to meet student and family needs.
A. Blyth Academy teachers are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and many have additional post-graduate degrees. Our staff are selected not only for their qualifications, but also for their empathy, enthusiasm and dedication to student success. Our teachers love what they teach and are passionate about connecting with young people. Additionally, our teachers have acquired invaluable experience in, and feedback on, the virtual classroom since March 2020.
A. Extracurricular activities are an important part of school life. Being active and engaged in arts, sports, and community brings like minded students together to share their passions, and expand their networks. Blyth Academy Orbit will offer all students the opportunity to join clubs such as photography, gaming, and environmental, among many others, all of which will be driven by the passions and interests of Orbit students.
A. We will be offering Grades 7 – 12.
A. We leverage Edsby, our online learning platform, as the primary means of communication between teachers and families. Teachers will update families on a weekly basis, as well as when any notable developments occur in a student’s progress. Blyth Academy Orbit will also host virtual Parent-Teacher meetings at least once per term.
STEP ONE: SPEAK TO OUR TEAM, LEARN ABOUT BLYTH ACADEMY
STEP TWO: COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION
STEP THREE: APPLICATION REVIEW
STEP FOUR: COURSE SELECTION