secondary school diploma
Ontario Hockey Academy is an English language secondary school offering the Ontario Ministry of Education diploma. The academy offers over 40 approved courses in science, mathematics, social sciences, English, ESL, French, the arts, and computer science. The academic portion of the day is highly structured with four periods of core course instruction and study hall periods five days a week.
the ontario curriculum
To ensure academic excellence, the Ontario Hockey Academy is an inspected Ontario Ministry of Education private secondary school. The Academy follows the university preparatory curriculum as set forth by Ministry of Education and confers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) on its graduates.
All academic core courses are taught at the academic or university prep level and are NCAA approved. For advanced and post-graduate students, the academy supports independent study utilizing undergraduate courses from several US colleges and universities.
OHA academic university preparatory courses include:
Courses are taught with an average class size of 15 students. Smaller class sizes mean improved class management, personalized interaction, and individually tailored academic support, resulting in improved uptake, and creating a springboard that helps students reach the next level. Nightly teacher-supported study halls provide help with homework, English-language studies, and preparation for SATs in anticipation of the NCAA Clearinghouse. We open doors to top schools in Canada, the United States, and internationally.
We are committed to helping students get into the university of their choice, therefore, while athletics are certainly our passion, our academic program is carefully scheduled in concert with the athletic program. This ensures no student ever misses a class due to a game, or vice versa. The academic week is Monday to Friday and each day consists of four eighty minute periods of course instruction and a one-hour study hall period. All courses consist of a minimum of 110 hours of classroom instruction with skilled teachers.
Time is also set aside during the week for any required additional tutoring, and our in-house SAT entrance exam prep course. We offer an extensive university-advising program for both US and Canadian schools. Each year, upper level Ontario Hockey Academy students are scheduled to take the SAT exam. (Ontario Hockey Academy is an approved SAT test centre.)
Our ultimate goal is to develop student-athletes. The Ontario Hockey Academy schedule is tailored to maximize class time and hockey time. Goalie sessions, video, and extra skills are held on Mondays and, when scheduling permits, Fridays. There are also mandatory study halls four evenings a week. At the academy grades and hockey are equally important and the combination of dedication to education and athletics, combined with the benefits of an environment where students are all equally inspired to excel, yields excellent results.
OHA students have been accepted at over 60 universities in over 12 countries including:
Bemidji State University
Ohio State University
Minnesota State University
Mount Allison University
New England College
Penn State University
State University of New York
Sacred Heart University
Saint Mary's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Scholastica University
St. Thomas University
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Montreal
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of PEI
University of Saskatchewan
University of Vermont
Census Canada 2018 reports that the proportion of public school students who had graduated from a university program by age 23 was 21%. In contrast to that figure, close to 100% of the students enter university or the junior hockey system following graduation. An outstanding result indicating Ontario Hockey Academy students are following their hockey dreams and preparing for success!
We use the Jupiter Ed online grading system to keep parents and caregivers up to date on student progress. The system provides up-to-date information on grades, attendance, progress and class schedules at any time from any computer or phone. This makes it easier for students keep up with their assignments, and for their parents to review their child's progress.