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Current Students

We offer a quality, well-rounded curriculum at Kingsway, leading to the Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD). This diploma is required for any student entering a university in the province of Ontario. 

Currently 98% of our graduates pursue higher education or some additional training beyond high school and our alumni have circle the globe in their careers for private industry, government employment, or in service to the SDA world church. Many others live in the local community and own their own businesses.

Seventh-day Adventists believe strongly in education, and operate about 7,000 parochial schools around the world, from the elementary to university level. Every so often we measure ourselves to make sure we are delivering the quality education parents and students deserve. We are currently participating in a three-year study (2006-09), called CognitiveGenesis, to determine the achievement levels of students in Adventist schools compared to national norms in the U.S. and Canada. According to a report issued in December 2008, students in Adventist schools are testing above their grade level and their potential on standardized tests!

So while we offer a program to educate the whole person, as described on this site, we are successful at reaching our objectives without sacrificing academic quality. Detailed information on our academic offerings is available in the academic section of this site.


 
 

Course Selection

COURSES OFFERED:

Kingsway College offers approximately 70 different courses from Grades 9 to 12.  All courses are offered in accordance with Ontario policy documents as outlined by the Ontario Schools (OS) document.  The secondary school curriculum is organized into several types of courses intended to enable students to choose courses that are suited to their strengths, interests, and goals.

In Grades 9 & 10, Kingsway offers three types of courses:

  1. Academic - A focus on the essential concepts of the discipline plus additional related concepts.  Academic courses develop students' knowledge and skills by emphasizing theoretical, abstract applications of the essential concepts while incorporating practial applications, as appropriate.
  2. Applied - A focus on the essential concepts of the discipline.  Applied courses develop students' knowledge and skills by emphasizing practical, concrete applications of the essential concepts while incorporating theoretical applications, as appropriate.
  3. Open - An open course has one set of expectations for that subject and is appropriate for all students.

In Grades 11 & 12, Kingsway offers four types of courses:

  1. University - These courses are designed to prepare students for entrance to university programs following high school.
  2. University/College - These courses are designed to prepare students for both college and university programs after high school.
  3. College - These courses are designed to include the knowledge and skills to prepare students for entrance to most college programs following high school.
  4. Open - An open course has one set of expectations for that subject and is appropriate for all students.

Please click on the link below for a list of courses offered, their descriptions, and the prerequisites needed to take the course:

Course Descriptions (PDF)

COURSE SELECTION:

Throughout high school, students will work with their parents and the Registrar (Gr. 9 & 10)/Principal (Gr. 11 & 12) to make course selections.  When choosing courses, students should consider their abilities, interests, and future plans, as well as Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements.  Many colleges and universities require specific courses for particular programs that may not be part of the compulsory courses for a secondary school diploma.  Students should consult college/university calendars or see the Principal for further information.  Please see the following documents below to help with course selection:

Course Schedule 2017/2018 (PDF)


 
 

Graduation REquirements

In order to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits. Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement activities and must successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

 18 compulsory credits:

  • 4 credits      English (1 credit must be a Gr. 12 compulsory English)
  • 3 credits      Mathematics (at least one Gr. 11 or 12 math credit)
  • 2 credits      Science
  • 1 credit        Canadian History
  • 1 credit        Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit        Arts
  • 1 credit        Health and Physical Education
  • 1 credit        French as a Second Language
  • ½ credit       Career Studies
  • ½ credit       Civics
  • 1 credit        additional English, additional French, Native language, classical or international language, social science and the humanities, Canadian and world studies, guidance and career education, or cooperative education*
  • 1 credit        additional health and physical education, arts, business studies, or cooperative education*
  • 1 credit        additional science, technological education, or cooperative education*
  • 12 optional credits   selected according to individual interests and goals

30 credits total

* A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits

Optional credits may be earned by taking additional courses according to individual interests and goals. 

Please note that a religion course is required each year, and counts as optional credit toward the OSSD.


 
 

University and College Planning

University and College Planning


Seventh-day Adventist Universities & Colleges

Burman University

Adventist Colleges - This website lists all of the Seventh-day Adventist Universities & Colleges in North America. You can search various degrees and find out which university/college offers that degree. There are also links to each university/college website.

Kingsway College hosts a College fair in November where students and parents can meet with representatives from most of the Seventh-day Adventist Universities and Colleges. Students who apply to a university or college during this fair usually have the application fees waived. 

Ontario Colleges

Ontario Colleges - This website allows you to search for programs offered in Ontario Colleges.  It will tell you the prerequisites and grade requirements for each program.

Tutorials - This website provides a variety of tutorials including: how to find a program, and how to apply to Ontario colleges.

Ontario College Information Fair - Grade 12 students and their families are invited to attend this free event where they can meet with representatives from all Ontario colleges. Held at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in mid-October.


 Student Loans

OSAP - This website provides information about the Ontario student assistance program. It explains how OSAP works and discusses what types of financial aid is available.  It provides an aid estimator, a repayment calculator, and allows you to apply for loans online.

Ontario University Scholarships - This website provides a list of scholarships available at Ontario universities.


Scholarships

Ontario University Scholarships - This website provides a list of scholarships available at Ontario universities.

Student Awards - This website provides information on thousands of scholarships, grants and cash awards.

Scholarships Canada - This website is an extensive database of scholarship, bursaries and grants.

Academic Invest - This website provides information of scholarships, grants, bursary funding and employment opportunities.

Seventh-day Adventist universities and colleges also provide their own scholarships. Please contact the university or college for more details.

Ontario Universities

Electronic Info - This website allows you to search for programs offered in Ontario Universities. It will tell you the prerequisites and grade requirements for each program. There is an important information tab that discusses campus visits, offers of admissions, language requirements, professional programs, residence information, how the university will treat failed and repeated courses, and contact information for each university.

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre - This website is where you will apply to any university in Ontario. There is a wealth of information regarding how to apply, important dates, fees, etc.

Tutorials - This website provides a variety of tutorials including: how to use the electronic info website, how to apply to Ontario universities, how to review and change your completed application, and how to respond to offers of admission.

Ontario Universities’ Fair - Grade 12 students and their families are invited to attend this free event where they can meet with representatives from all Ontario universities. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in late September.

University Information Program - Ontario’s universities travel across Ontario together during the fall, providing a “one stop shop” for you to hear about what the different universities offer.


Apprenticeship Programs

Employment Ontario - This website provides information regarding becoming an apprentice in Ontario in the skilled trades.

Apprenticeship Programs in Ontario - This website provides a list of apprenticeship programs and courses in Ontario.

Apprenticeship Information - This website from Employment Ontario connects employers and apprentices across Ontario


Universities/Colleges in the United States

The Common Application - A general application used by many universities and colleges in the United States. If the university or college of your choice does not use the common application, you must apply directly to that university or college.

ACT - The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing section (check with the universities/colleges you are considering to determine if they require the writing section). The ACT is accepted by all universities/colleges in the United States. This website allows students to register for the ACT. It also provides an online test preparation for the ACT. Kingsway College is a national test centre for the ACT so students can plan to write the exam at Kingsway College.

SAT - The SAT is another national college admissions examination. This website allows students to register for the SAT. Practice questions are provided to help prepare for the SAT.

Brightstorm Test Prep - This website provides a comprehensive test preparation for both the ACT and the SAT.


 
 

One to One Device Program FAQ


What is included in Kingsway College’s One-to-One Student device Program?

  • Access to a more dynamic curricular experience
  • Use of a Chromebook
  • Spare Chromebooks for quick exchange
  • GAFE: Google Apps for Education
  • Onsite technical support
  • Wireless network access in every classroom, the dorm, cafeteria, chapel, administration building, KFC, and grounds
  • Internet content filtering
  • Student training on the use of the Device and software

What is the cost of the entire program?

  • The cost of the entire program is included in the One Fee.

Who owns the device?

  • The school owns the Devices. Students will need to return the device at the end of each school year.

Why aren’t students allowed to bring their own laptops/tablets?

  • In order for this program to succeed, it requires specific hardware and software configurations on the students’ computers. It would be impractical for the school to manage the variety of computers that the students might bring to the school, and attempt to keep them up to date, and protected. In addition, the teacher would have a very difficult time instructing the student without uniform tools. The success of the program depends on hardware/software simplification and unification in order for teachers and students to focus on their curricular objectives, instead of dealing with technical issues due to incompatibilities and variations.
  • Kingsway College’s IT Department cannot support and repair a device that the school does not own; we cannot install school owned software on a personal computer; and we cannot ensure that a personal laptop or device would have the features needed in each classroom.

CAN I BUY THE Chromebook ON MY OWN? I FOUND A BETTER PRICE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

  • The price that the school is charging is for participation in the program, not just the device. The device is a critical and significant portion of this cost. The school has solicited competitive bids in an effort to minimize the financial requirements of the program. The prices that the school has obtained cannot be found in any retail sale arrangement. The entire package of hardware, software,  warranties, accidental damage insurance, onsite support, spares, etc. cost much more than any individual purchase of a computer. The school enjoys the benefit of educational discounts in hardware and software, as well as bulk purchasing discounts.
  • Kingsway College purchases the devices on a volume basis that includes warranties, software, etc. at a discount level that is greater than what you would receive as an individual. Each device also will have additional software loaded that will be needed for each class. These instructional tools will be school owned and purchased at a school level discount. Educational software has three different price levels: retail, single educational price, and school license price. Many of our software programs are purchased at significant discounts because we purchase a school license. If students owned the devices, we would have to purchase software at a much higher price, making the overall cost of the One to One program significantly higher.

Will I keep the same device each year?

  • Yes. It is our plan for each student to use the same device during the 3 year rotation.  However, Kingsway College reserves the right to issue a different device to a student when it deems that it is necessary and appropriate.

HOW ARE THE STUDENTS GOING TO SAVE AND BACKUP THEIR WORK?

  • The students will be able to save their personal school related files to Google Drive. However, we strongly encourage each student use an external USB drive to backup their information.

ARE THE DEVICES GOING TO BE LABELLED?

  • Yes. The devices will have external labelling with the student’s name and an asset tag number, as well as internal labelling for identification on the school’s network. In addition, all power cords will be labelled.
  • Since the students will keep the same device, we will also permit personalization of their devices within appropriate boundaries. Nothing should be placed on the device that is permanent.

HOW ARE THE STUDENTS GOING TO BE TRAINED IN THE USE OF THE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE?

  • Kingsway College will offer a “Device Boot Camp” to our students the first week of school. We expect that our students will have minimum training needs because they adapt very easily to this technology.

WHAT KIND OF SECURITY IS THE SCHOOL PROVIDING?

  • Kingsway College provides extensive security at the network and local computer level. In order for a device to connect to our wireless or wired network, it will need to be authorized by Kingsway College’s IT Department. In order for a user to log into our domain, the user will need to have a domain user account. All internet access is filtered by content filtering that checks for inappropriate content. In the classroom, GoGuardian provides the teacher with monitoring capabilities of the students’ screens and computing actions, as well as granular control as to what the students can access or not.

DOES THIS SECURITY EXTEND TO THE STUDENT’S HOME USAGE?

  • No. The student’s family is responsible for the student’s computing actions at home.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY STUDENT WILL NOT JUST PLAY GAMES OR CHAT ON THE COMPUTER DURING CLASS?

  • Besides the internet/network monitoring programs, teachers will have the ability to monitor and control student use of the devices with a program called GoGuardian. This software allows teachers to monitor students and to have the students share their work with the class. In addition, the teacher can allow only certain applications to run on the student’s devices during any given class period.

WHAT ABOUT THEFT OF, OR SIMPLY LOSING, THE DEVICE?

  • If your student loses the device, your family will need to replace it.

WHAT ABOUT BATTERY ISSUES AND POWER?

  • Each device comes with a battery that will normally provide hours of operation. Students are responsible for bringing their devices to school every morning fully charged along with the power cord. The school will have areas where the students can charge their devices, when necessary.

WHEN ARE THE DEVICES GOING TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENTS?

  • We will be distributing devices during the first week of school.

DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE ADEQUATE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR SUCH A PROGRAM?

  • Kingsway College currently employs a highly competent IT director with experience managing and maintaining systems. The school is committed to providing any additional technical support necessary in order to make this project a success for the benefit of our students.

WHAT IS GoGuardian?

  • GoGuardian is software that allows teachers to maintain control of the digital classroom and fosters responsible computer use. Features include thumbnail views of student screens, application blocking, URL filtering, central-server design that allows monitoring of hundreds of computers.

ARE THE STUDENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKING UP THEIR PERSONAL DATA?

  • Yes. Kingsway College cannot guarantee any data that students save on their local drives. In addition, any time the device is brought to the IT Department for repair; all data might be deleted if we need to reinstall the entire computer’s image. Students should backup daily on some type of external media, such as USB drives and verify their backups.

HOW CAN I GET HELP CONNECTING MY DEVICE TO MY HOME WIRELESS NETWORK?

  • Kingsway College’s IT personnel involvement with helping families to connect their student’s device to their home network is limited. Since we do not know the configuration, security settings, router settings, and other particulars of a student’s home network, we cannot help. If a device connects to the school’s wireless network, but not at home, then the problem is related to the home’s network setup and is beyond our control. In this case, your best source of support is your Internet Service Provider.