Do I need permission from my school’s principal?
No you do not need permission from your principal. All you need is proof of completion of the prerequisites for your desired course.
Does my credit count towards my high school diploma?
Yes, all credits received from Ontario Online Academy are recognized as Ontario based credits and count towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and towards the University/College application process.
Will universities look at an online credit differently?
Possibly. However, asynchronous online courses demand that the student be self-motivated, goal-orientated, independent learners, so Universities and Colleges may actually value your OOA credit higher.
Is Ontario Online academy accredited?
Yes, we are validated by the Ministry of Education of Ontario under the BSID/MIDENT#887129
How much does a course cost?
Every course costs $449. There are no additional fees (courses fees include Examity proctoring services).
Are the teachers at Ontario Online Academy certified?
We have a diversified team of instructors and course developers which includes a mix of certified teachers and non certified teachers. We do not limit our hiring policies to only “certified teachers,” we hire the best teachers available for the job.
How does a course work?
Every course has lessons, homework, quizzes, assignments and tests. All the lessons are video based. Students complete the homework after the lessons and are able to contact their instructor for additional help. Students complete the quizzes, tests and assignments on their own schedule. Upon completion of all the coursework, students are required to write a final exam which is online and proctored by Examity.
Are tests and quizzes open book?
What do I need to take a course?
A computer capable of running flash.
A strong reliable internet connection.
A scanner (or digital camera).
A webcam w/microphone for the final exam.
For more information see our “What You Need” page.
How long does it take to complete a course?
Students have up to 6 months to complete a course; the minimum time frame is typically 4 months.
How do I write my final exam?
To write your final exam you need to schedule your exam with at least 24 hours notice. To write a final exam students will need access to stable internet, a working computer and a webcam/microphone.
Can a course be extended?
Yes. However, if a course is extended there is an extension fee of $250 which allows the student to take the credit for an additional three months.
For Grade 12 students will OUAC/OCAS receive the mark I receive from OOA?
If needed, we can send your mark to OUAC/OCAS; for students needing their mark sent into OUAC/OCAS please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
What makes OOA different than the other online high schools?
At OOA, we believe that if a student does everything asked of them, they should be able to reach their academic goals. We provide students with all the necessary resources and tools to be successful. Our courses are heavily video based with pen-to-paper lessons that simulate a classroom environment. The video lessons give students an opportunity to re-watch the lessons to ensure they master the concepts. If they are still struggling after a lesson, we encourage students to contact their instructor via the unit forum or the messaging platform for further assistance. Often, teachers will make additional videos to help answer any questions.
Our courses are designed with the central goal of “confidence building.” Our lessons and homework, start with introducing a concept at a basic level and build upwards as the student gains confidence in their understanding.
What is your refund policy?
There are no tuition refunds. Administration goes into the establishment of the student account; enrolling the student into the course, contracting the teacher, contacting the school, etc., which means that the tuition cannot be refunded. The decision of the Principal will be considered final in all cases involving requests for course refunds. If a student has completed less than 1 unit of the course, it is possible to transfer courses at the discretion of the Principal.