Elite Program | Outstanding International Academy

OIA ELITE PROGRAM

OIA Elite Program is not only designed to comprehensively prepare students for the rigorous requirements for entry into the world’s best universities, but is also dedicated to creating active citizens and maintaining an academically rigorous and challenging learning culture. It is an academic enhancement program that facilitates our students’ success via guidance in course selection, extra-curricular activity involvement, and career development consultation.

 

Additionally, OIA Elite Program provides various opportunities for academic and extra-curricular enrichment for our students, including Elite Courses, Challenge Courses, Student Clubs, and Volunteering opportunities. Our students are involved in various courses and activities which are selected with the guidance of counsellors in accordance to their goals, traits and interests.

A. Course Features

  • Flexible course selection system enables students to choose a series of courses according to their own interests and specialties.
  • Diversification of grading mechanisms avoids arbitrary evaluation. Final exam or culminating assignment grade accounts for only 30% of overall course evaluation while in-class assignments, group and individual presentations, homework, essays, tests, quizzes and day to day class involvement take up 70%.
  • Grade 12 course selection is determined according to the entry-level course requirements of universities and helps to prepare the students for undergraduate study.
  • Curriculum emphasizes the cultivation of the abilities of self-study, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking as well as the development of effective writing skills and good organization.
  • Extracurricular activities aim to build students’ awareness and understanding of their civic responsibility and help to develop each student’s creativity and critical thinking.

B. Sessional Dates

Study sessions for a school year start in September. There is a two week holiday period at the end of December, extending into early January. A second holiday break takes place in March. Each school year is completed in June.

C. Credit Transfer Policy

Grade in Home Country
  • Completed Grade 12 or 11
Credits to be completed in Canada
  • Minimum of 8 credits: Minimum of 2 English Credits * (Eng 3U and Eng 4U) 6 Grade 12 credits * ESL credits may be required prior to the completion of
  • Completed Gr 10
  • Completed Gr 10 Minimum of 14 credits: 7 secondary school compulsory credits and 7 elective credits
  • Completed Gr 9
  • Minimum of 23 credits: 10 secondary school compulsory credits and 13 elective credits
  • Completed Gr 8
  • 30 credits: 18 secondary school compulsory credits and 12 elective credits

Final approved transfer credits will be determined according to the transcript provided by the applicant and in accordance with the policies of the Ministry of Education of Ontario. Students will have the opportunity to register in ten credit courses in one school year at OIA.

D. Sessional Dates

First Semester:

Module 1

(September to October)

Second Semester:

Module 2

(November to December)

3rd Semester:

Module 3

(January to February)

Fourth Semester:

Module 4

(March to June)

E. Course Schedule

Language

English

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

ESL (English as Secondary Language)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11

IELTS

  • Grade 11

Foreign Language Mandarin (LKB)

  • Grade 12

Mathematics

Mathematics (MPM)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Mathematics (MCR)

  • Grade 11

Advanced Functions (MHF)

  • Grade 12

Calculus and Vector (MCV)

  • Grade 12

Data Management (MDM)

  • Grade 12

Science

Science (SNC)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Physics (SPH)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Chemistry (SCH)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Biology (SBI)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Issue in Canadian Geography (CGC)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Computer Science (SCS)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Business Studies

Accounting (BAF)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

International Business (BBB)

  • Grade 12

Business Leadership (BOH)

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Introduction to Business (BBI)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Economics (CIA)

  • Grade 12

Social Studies

Civics (CHV)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Successful Living & Learning (HIF)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Career Studies (GLC)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

History (CHC)

  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Arts

Visual Arts (AVI)

  • Grade 12

Dramatic Arts (ADA)

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
OIA has four semesters per year as follows:
  • First Semester: Module 1 (September to October) 
  • Second Semester: Module 2 (November to December)
  • Third Semester: Module 3 (January to February)
  • Fourth Semester: Module 4 (March to June) 

F. Elite activities

a. Tennis Course

Our professional tennis coach teaches students tennis movements and techniques, provides regular training, and guides interested students in participating in regional competitions. During the course, students not only learn about tennis as a social sport, but they also develop sportsmanship through long-term training that can be beneficial in dealing with life challenges.

b. Fencing

As one of the elite activity in OIA, fencing is a sport that integrates elegant physical motion with flexible techniques. Fencing requires the sportsman’s highest concentration, as well as exceptional body coordination. These classes help students improve their focus and reaction. The fencing class uses the same venues as the national team does, and is coached by international level professionals.

c. Basketball League

We offer chances for OIA students to join the game in highschool basketball league who are willing to prove their basketball skills and passion.

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