Post-Graduate Program | Blyth Academy Ottawa
Many recent high-school graduates are not prepared for the rigours of university. Surveys and studies show alarming drop-out and failure rates from Canadian institutions — particularly amongst 17- and 18-year-olds. Many students would benefit from completing their high school education in five years rather than four. Blyth Academy Ottawa’s Post-Graduate program build in that extra year to help develop students’ academic and social maturity, giving them a better chance to access and succeed at the best universities.
Our Post-Graduate Program
At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we believe students can mature socially and stay engaged academically whether by participating in a co-op placement, taking new and additional Grade 12 credits while combining these with one or two of a variety of programs that we offer. Each program will be custom designed to suit the needs of the student from a menu of options.
At Blyth Academy Ottawa, we offer students the opportunity to take additional grade 12 credits. Our grade 12 course selection varies from year-to-year, but we always strive to offer courses that our current student body is interested in.
Cooperative Education is the fastest growing area of Secondary School Education. Our grade 12 students have had co-op placements at various institutions including Union 11 Photography; Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre; University of Ottawa Biochem lab; CHEO; Heart Institute; Ottawa Public Libraries; Various Animal Hospitals; Various Physiotherapy clinics
Blyth Academy Ottawa allows students to retake courses in order to upgrade marks and gain a better understanding of key concepts before moving on to post-secondary.
Blyth Academy Ottawa has several partnerships throughout our community. Our students can volunteer locally with OSEG/Ottawa 67’s Kids Zone or Blyth Ottawa Kiosk on game days; Ottawa Marathon; Canadian Blood Services & Blyth Ottawa Blood Drive; Little Bags of Goodness (supporting women’s shelters in Ottawa); YSB Sleep-In (fundraising/sleeping on the field at TD Place in support of homeless youth in Ottawa); Terry Fox Walk at Parliament. Blyth Academy also offers opportunities for students to volunteer abroad during the summer or over March break.
Blyth Academy Ottawa has a partnership with Carleton University that allows our students to take 1 credit that can be used as an elective and count towards an eventual Bachelor’s degree. This credit can be taken at the university, or online.
Students at Blyth Academy Ottawa can study abroad for a term, a semester, or a year through our travelling programs or at one of our International Campuses. Students can also take summer courses through our International Summers Programs.
Online courses are available to all students through Blyth Academy Online. With over 100 high school courses to choose from, this makes taking the courses that interest you all the more possible.
From September 2018, we will have four entry points and terms each year: Early September, mid-November, early February and mid-April. The program can be as short as one term, a semester or a full academic year.
Each custom designed program will have differing costs but fees can be as low as $595 CAN for an online course.