Post-Graduate Program | Blyth Academy Thornhill

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 Thornhill’s Post-Graduate program builds 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 Thornhill, we believe students can mature socially and stay engaged academically whether by upgrading courses, 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.

Post-Graduate Foundations program

At Blyth Academy Thornhill, students will be taught essential skills in our Post-Graduate Foundations program. These skills include developing opinions, interpreting information, independent learning, and active participation in our small-group setting and more!

Additional Grade 12 Credits

At Blyth Academy Thornhill, 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.

Volunteer Experience

At Blyth Academy Thornhill, we encourage our students to seek out volunteer opportunities that interest them. Students will work directly with our Guidance Counsellor to find and secure opportunities of interest. Blyth Academy also offers opportunities for students to volunteer abroad during the summer or over March break.

Online Courses

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.

Credit Upgrades

At Blyth Academy Thornhill we provide students with the opportunity to upgrade their course marks and gain a better understanding of key concepts before moving on to post-secondary through our online school, Blyth Academy Online.

AP Courses

Blyth Academy Thornhill offers Advanced Placement Preparation courses to interested students in Term 3 so that students finish right before the May exam sittings. The motivation for taking Advanced Placement courses may vary, but all who participate are better prepared for their post-secondary lives.

Co-Operative Placement

Cooperative Education is the fastest growing area of Secondary School Education. In the past, Blyth Academy Thornhill students have had co-op placements in fashion merchandising, culinary management, hospitals, veterinary offices, and sports therapy through FITS Toronto.

Study Abroad Programs

Students at Blyth Academy Thornhill 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.


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.