Overview of Grade 12 Continuous Academics
Learning and skill development in all subject areas continues through delivery of curriculum, lessons and opportunities! Synchronous (live) daily Zoom lessons take place as per the regular six-day cycle during regular school hours, allowing for connections with peers and teachers face-to-face, in addition to Discord lessons which allow for more discussion. Curriculum, lessons, Zoom recordings, tasks, projects, grades, feedback, calendars and messages are shared through ManageBac, Zoom and Discord. Guidance and learning support is ongoing through Zoom and other means, and library support is available through research and citation workshops or as needed by appointment with our librarian (Ms. Hayward). Students can access databases like Global Issues in Context, Gale Canada in Context and Academic OneFile.
DP May 2020 Exams have been canceled and replaced with culminating tasks during the last weeks of school. IB Diploma results will be determined by a combination coursework (now to be marked by IB) and predicted grades. Grade 12 students will complete a self-guided study on any topic in June. Assessments are ongoing in the form of conversations, formative tasks such as online quizzes/tests, assignments, independent studies and culminating tasks.
100% of Our Grads Are Accepted into University!
The SJA Guidance Department continues to maintain open communication with Grade 12 students and their families in regards to post-secondary education. The effects of COVID-19 have not impacted university acceptances in any capacity; students pushed forward as normal and have continued to receive offers from schools worldwide (Canada, UK, Australia). Final marks for Grade 12 courses will be electronically submitted onto the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by the beginning of July. IB Diplomas will be sent directly to the universities at the beginning of July. The graduation requirement to complete 40 hours of community involvement is suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. Each student’s academic progress will be tracked to ensure that the chosen university program offer’s conditions are met, and flexible hours for academic/post-secondary counselling are available via email/phone/Discord.
Graduation will continue and will be reflected in the last report card.
For the month of June, Grade 12 students will be engaged in a different type of learning, which will allow them to find real-world applications for their education, expand their repertoire of skills and find deeper meaning in their academic experience. Participation in this experience is a mandatory SJA graduation requirement.
More information will be shared with the students on May 15th and May 22nd.
Grade 12 Expectations
Teachers post the daily learning expectations on ManageBac by 8:15 am, deliver engaging lessons that encourage students to explore the world and provide opportunities for interactive learning, grade assignments and provide feedback on ManageBac in a timely manner, communicate with families by responding to student questions from 8:15-4:00 within one hour, provide students with the necessary resources and continue to deliver curriculum requirements of the IB and Ontario Ministry.
Students are expected to log into ManageBac before 9:00 am to check the daily learning expectations, attend the morning assembly at 8:45 am, ensure any assigned work is completed and submitted by deadlines, attend class on Zoom or Discord with enthusiasm and an excitement to learn, communicate any concerns with teachers and participate in Student Life activities. Additionally, students should take pictures of products to share their amazing, hard work with the school community!
Parents should assist students at home to the best of their ability, use school resources like ManageBac to keep up to date with student progress, encourage the student to participate in class and reach out to subject and homeroom teachers with questions, concerns and feedback.