Introducing Virtual Summer School



One of Blyth Academy’s founding principles revolves around staying current. To our team, this means having the technology and flexibility at our fingertips to adapt quickly in order to deliver top-tier academic experiences to our students – no matter the situation.

As we continue to proactively develop new ways to seamlessly meet our students’ educational needs, we are actively creating a number of new programs to support their academic journey.

New this coming season, we are proud to introduce Blyth Academy Virtual Summer School (VSS), which allows students to earn a high school credit remotely – from their house, cottage, or anywhere there is wifi.

What sets Blyth Academy VSS apart from traditional online learning platforms is the connection to teachers and fellow students. Our VSS classroom structure enables students to attend lessons provided by their teachers in real-time, keeping them on-schedule and on-track in their studies.

Just like in-school classes, our students can react, ask questions, engage in class discussions, and collaborate with peers on projects and assignments. Students will have the same classmates and teachers throughout their courses, allowing them to develop familiarity and trust; and our faculty are available for office hours outside of the virtual classroom to help students with any questions they have, or any help they need navigating certain parts of the curriculum.

Virtual Summer School is not reserved for current Blyth Academy students! Our classes are open to students in Grades 10-12 across Ontario, and anyone beyond looking to earn one of over 15 Ontario high school credits. Virtual Summer School sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:pm. daily, starting July 6 and completing on July 31, 2020.

Registration is now open! Click here to learn more about our virtual summer school programs.
Questions? Contact Admissions at I 1-866-960-3552

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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