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For quad one, we are planning to use the following 6-day cycle schedule:
Periods 1,2,3 will not land in their original time slots. Classes of 30 would be divided into 2 cohorts of 15 each (eg. 1A, 1B). Cohort A will likely be set as A to L (last name), and Cohort B as M to Z (last name). Essentially, you stay in the same classroom all morning learning one subject for 4 ½ hours (one cohort of one class). Each day in the afternoon, there is a synchronous learning (eg. Google Meet) opportunity (1 ½ hours) for one subject class (entire class of both cohorts). On the school days that a subject class of students is not in, the teacher would assign work for those students to complete at home. The Google classroom or Brightspace platform would reinforce and remind students of this work.
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Yorkdale Secondary School
Our EdVance Program is a specialized quadmestered high school for students between 18 to 20 years of age. We welcome students who are new to Canada, as well as students who are in need of a fresh start, or looking to upgrade for post-secondary goals. EdVance is an intensive and highly personal full-time program. Students in our EdVance Program are committed and serious about learning. Our specialized teachers and support staff help our students build self-confidence as they develop their academic skills, and we strive to meet all of our students’ needs, academically, socially, and emotionally. If a student’s goal is to graduate and enter the workforce, or pursue college or university opportunities, our EdVance Programs helps them reach their goals. We offer a wide range of subjects that balance a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. In addition, Co-operative Education placements provide real-world tests of a student’s abilities and maturity.
Yorkdale Secondary School students have a great opportunity to earn credits fast – up to 12 credits in just one year, and at the same time, can take advantage of PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) to earn credits for knowledge and skills acquired outside of the classroom. Our students enjoy a free nutrition break every lunch, intramural sports, field trips, small class sizes, dedicated and caring teachers, plus guidance counselors, social worker, spec.ed coordinator, and child/youth counselor to provide ongoing support.