Reach ahead – Elementary Students – Grade 7 & 8

Reach ahead high school program

Ontario Virtual School is a Ministry approved credit-granting institution that offers high school level courses from Grades 9 through 12 in an online format. We are authorized to grant “reach ahead” credits, which means that students currently in Grade 8 can earn one or more high school level credits now. This is a fabulous opportunity for Elementary students to;

  • Reduce the academic demand in their first year of high school by already having completed Grade 9 math, science, English, Geography or French
  • Ease the transition from the Elementary program into the Secondary program
  • Recognize and prepare students for the rigour of high school courses
  • Complete a compulsory course prior to the start of high school and which enable students to choose more elective courses and enrich their grade 9 learning experience
  • Better prepare for the high school having previewed and learned all the curriculum in the academic courses

Upon successful completion of our reach ahead course, an official report card will be mailed to the high school the student is expected to attend, notifying them that the course has been completed.

Below are some of the comments that we have received from past and present Ontario Virtual School students and parents as they share their comments about the reach ahead program:

Shanir, a parent says “What a wonderful opportunity for my son to expose him to Reach Ahead during the summer; we can still go away for our family vacation and have him use some of the time online to focus on getting prepared for high school and earning a credit”

Ruchita says ” I wish Reach Ahead was available when I was in Grade 8, I think it would have really helped me to prepare more for high school in terms of how different it is from classes in elementary school”

Anisha commented “I would definitely have taken the French course to get it over with before going to high school, I was never good in French, and was not going to take any more French courses after grade 9 anyway because I don’t need it for my career”

“I was really scared of math when I started high school, if I was able to learn the stuff ahead of time it would have reduced my anxiety about the course” says Michael

“We never did any science in grade 8, I would have liked to take the reach ahead course in science just to get ready for what to expect.” Arman

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Add another course and you will be eligible for $100 off your total fee.

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