Bond Secondary Academic Program

Bond Secondary academic program provides an environment for cultivating learning in bright young minds as we prepare for post-secondary education and future endeavours. The Ontario Ministry of Education has accredited our curriculum. While encompassing the needs, interests and learning styles of students today we prepare them for the global community. 

Semester System 

Bond Academy operates on a semester system, with two semesters in each year. Senior students can begin credit courses at the beginning of the fall semesters in September and November and for the Winter at the end of January.  In addition, we offer a one month Summer School Credit Program in July. Intermediate programs in Grades 9, 10, and 11 begin in September and are completed at the end of January.

Bond Language Centre, providing ESL support, operates on a 12 month, continuous cycle. Students may enter the Bond Language Centre at any time, but must meet the Ministry course requirements and apply through our International admissions office. 

Academic Programs 

Students develop an understanding of concepts, practical interpretations and reasoning. They demonstrate their abilities through communication, solving problems, and in turn, complete all program requirements. They explore historical and cultural references, and by drawing from real and imagined situations, students learn to construct, compose and relate knowledge and skills in varied and dynamic programs. Through a strong and rigorous language program our students are prepared for a challenging and engaging high school curriculum. Academic maturity throughout their studies prepares them for bright and exciting future. 

Arts

English

Health & Phys. Ed.

Science

Business

Foreign Languages

History/ Canadian Studies

Social Sciences

Career Studies

Geography

Mathematics

Technology

*AP Programs Available

 

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum

The Arts
Business Studies
Canadian and World Studies
Classical Studies and International Languages
Computer Studies
English
English As a Second Language and English Literacy Development
French As a Second Language
Guidance and Career Education
Health and Physical Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Native Languages
Native Studies
Science
Social Sciences and Humanities
Technological Education

Advanced Placement Program 

Starting in 2008, advanced level students who wish to enrich their academic program may participate in selected Advanced Placement Courses.  Students must have the permission of the Principal before being admitted into the program   The AP program is also subject to enrolment. 

The AP examination results, if achievement is high enough, could result in a college credit or increased chances of admission to US colleges/university. It has a potential to also reduce tuition fees. 

There is a fee for writing the exam. Register with the school receptionist if you are interested. 

Special Education Department - What We Offer To Students: 

Support beyond the classroom setting for students who have special needs.
The Special Education Department offers individualized help to students who need it ranging from communications skills to academic issues.
The Special Education Department will identify student’s individual needs and weaknesses.  We will design and implement tools to work towards their goals in achieving success in their academics and life at Bond. 
We offer one-on-one additional help or support with school work and any other issues.
If required, we offer accommodations such as teaching supports and services, modifications, reviewing and tutoring.
Practice in speech, reading, writing paragraphs/essays, note-taking, understanding content and effective learning skills are also available.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition 

Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways. Where such learning has occurred outside Ontario classrooms, students enrolled in Ontario secondary schools and inspected private schools may have their skills and knowledge evaluated against the expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the secondary school diploma. This formal evaluation and accreditation process is known as Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). PLAR procedures are carried out under the direction of the school Principal, who grants credit. 

Because young people benefit in many ways from the learning experiences offered in secondary school, PLAR has a specific, limited function in the Ontario secondary school program.  For students who are under the age of eighteen, or who are eighteen or over but have never left high school for a year or more, a maximum of four credits may be granted through the challenge process for Grade 10, 11, and 12 courses, with no more than two in one subject area. Equivalency credits are granted to these students for placement only. Students who are eligible for equivalency credits are those who transfer to Ontario secondary schools from non-inspected private schools or schools outside Ontario.  

Assessment 

Students learning is assessed through a multitude of different strategies. Teachers and students will document the learning and teaching as a partnership of knowledge, inquiry, communication and application. Students, their parents/guardians and teachers share in the activity of assessing achievement through specific programs such as portfolios encouraging dialogue among all the stakeholders in our educational programs and My BluePrint a tool for planning assessing and gathering future needs and requirements.

These are unique and exciting tools which gives consideration to the particular interests, needs, growth and development of each individual young adult, our students.

Independent Study 

Independent study offers a wide range of flexible and well developed credit courses from Grades 9 to 12.  Everything is clearly structured.  Each course is monitored.  Every school day the teacher at Bond Academy is available throughout the day in an assigned room.  This ensures the chances of academic success and facilitates instant problem-solving and support. 

Further availability with individual teachers is scheduled as afterschool support.

Foreign Credit Equivalency 

A student must have a minimum of 30 credits to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  However, students are granted overseas equivalency credits based upon their previous successful secondary school work in their own country.  For example, a student who has obtained good results on the HKCEE, GCE ‘O’. Levels, or SMP could be granted up to 23 credits. 

Students who wish to apply for university entrance in Canada, and do not have a High School Diploma, must obtain an OSSD that includes a minimum of six (6) “U” or “M” or a combination of 4 “U” and a maximum of “2 M” credits. Any or all of these six credits may already be among the 30 credits of the OSSD. University and College entrance requires students to have an OSSD or a High School Diploma from their country of origin. 

For students from overseas and outside Ontario, the Principal will assess their school records and determine the number of equivalency credits that the students will be granted and indicate the remaining number of courses they are required to complete in order to qualify for the OSSD. Equivalency is an option of the PLAR process.

Leadership 

We provide many opportunities for leadership skills to grow, flourish and mature within our school and the community. Outdoor Education Leadership Camp, Student Activity Council, Athletic Teams, Peer Tutoring, Community Service, special school events and excursions, specific curriculum are just some of the opportunities in which leadership is nurtured. 

Social Issues 

As a part of the Character Education in secondary school we incorporate aspects of local and global issues for exploration & action as a part of our social sciences curriculum. In the past we have been involved with the Children’s Wish Foundation, community agencies and Food Banks, World Vision, Free the Children, OPSCA, MADD and other charitable events. 

Responsibility 

At Bond we abide by a code of behaviour which reflects our values and beliefs. These assist us to develop a sense of responsibility and commitment to the school and the community at large. Our active world at school is regulated by our Code of Behaviour and related information is found HERE:

  • All members of this school community are treated with respect, courtesy and dignity.
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to teach and that students will have the opportunity to learn.
  • All students will have the opportunity to participate fully and safely in school, be it in the classroom, the school yard, special events, sports, extracurricular activities or school trips.
  • The expectations for appropriate behaviour are identified and taught.
  • The process for ensuring that these expectations are followed is consistent and familiar.
  • Everyone will develop an appreciation of the impact of their behaviour, both positive and negative, on others.
  • The students learn that rules, policies and procedures provide guidelines for behaviour, but that control of behaviour will be internalized as self control and positive approaches to attendance, attitudes and maintaining a proper learning environment. 

Co- Curricular Program

Complementing our academics is an opportunity for all students to participate in a wide variety of teams and/our clubs which enriches the lives of our students. We believe in the importance of a well-rounded and balanced life that is enhanced through involvement in our co-curricular programs and participation in Inter-school Sports Programs as a member of the Small Schools Athletic Federation. 

Graduation Prospects

Our graduates enjoy a very high acceptance rate of their top 3 choices to university or college. They have, or are presently, attending the following post-secondary institutions:

Universities

Acadia University

McMaster University

University of Alberta

Algoma University

McGill University

University of Ontario Institute of technology

Brock University

Memorial University

University of Toronto

Carleton University

Queen’s University

University of Waterloo

Guelph University

Ryerson University

University of Western Ontario

Lakehead University

Trent University

York University 

Various Universities in the U.S.A

Bond Online Credit Courses

Bond Academy Online is the online presence of Bond International College, a year-round private school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and offers Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits to students around the world. Online credit courses are facilitated by full time teachers organizing and implementing the curriculum, guiding and directing student learning, and being responsible for the assessment and evaluation of student achievement.

Course Calendar 2017-2018
English As A Second Language Courses
Secondary Student Handbook (2017-2018)
Textbooks for Grade 9, 10, 11, 12
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Bond Education Group Laptop Use Form