Blyth Academy Global High School Graduation 2018

On June 1st, 2018, Blyth Academy Global High School’s class of 2018 had their graduation. These students have spent the last 8 months travelling around the world, starting in Oxford and ending in Cusco.

Blyth Academy Global High School offers what no other year abroad can: a world of different cultures, all explored in great depth with real creativity and intense focus. We create global citizens who are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow by having them engage with our world through experiences, rather than simply through a textbook.

We are so proud of these students, of how much they have grown and of all they accomplished on this program. We wish them the best of luck on the next leg of their journey.

Congratulations graduates!

Global High School Graduating Class of 2018
Global High School students throwing graduation caps into the air

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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