High School Program

Grades 9 & 10: A wide selection of prerequisite courses are offered to provide the skill and content base for specialization in grades 11 and 12.

Grades 11 & 12: A variety of specialized university level courses in Mathematics, Science, Arts, Technology, Business and Humanities are offered in Grades 11 and 12, designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university and college programs.

Differentiated Instruction and Experiential Learning

Our teachers support diverse learners by developing a combination of teaching strategies that are responsive to all students’ needs and challenge them at their individual, appropriate levels. We recognise each students’ learning profile including their learning style, type of intelligences(s), learning preference or traits related to socio-economic or cultural background and take them into consideration when planning, teaching and evaluating courses.

Vineridge also provides ample experiential learning opportunities for our students through community involvement, extra- curricular activities, volunteering and workshops during or beyond school hours.

Due to the fast-track program at Vineridge, we provide frequent reporting to students and parents, allowing for early grade intervention. Students will receive the following monthly reports throughout the semester.

  • First Progress Report
  • Midterm Report
  • Second Progress Report
  • Final Report

For a selection of courses visit our Academics page.

Students at Vineridge Academy who have successfully fulfilled the following requirements will be awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) by the Ontario Ministry of Education:

  • Minimum of 30 credits over Grades 9 to 12, eighteen (18) of which are compulsory courses and the remaining twelve (12) are electives.
  • 40 hours of community service.
  • A successful result on the Ontario Secondary Literacy Test or Literacy Course.

Students who have partially completed high school education will be offered equivalent credits based on their successful prior learning.

Students follow a challenging university-preparatory curriculum while receivng individual academic advice and help, as well as extensive university/college counseling in their senior years.