2016/2017 IMPORTANT DATES:
Parent Information Evening - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in the Auditorium
District Program Entrance Testing - Thursday, November 24, 2016 in the Cafeteria
Program Application Deadline - Thursday, December 15, 2016 to the Main Office
The David Thompson Odyssey Advanced Placement Mini School program challenges highly motivated creative achievers. The program offers acceleration in Mathematics and Science in which students complete the Grade 8-10 curricula in two years. Acceleration provides choice and flexibility which allows students to tailor their education to meet their individual needs and goals. Enrichment courses are also offered in English and Social Studies from Grade 8 - 11. Under the guidance of the program coordinator, students can choose from a variety of Advanced Placement courses, electives, and delivery options such as on-line learning.
At the senior level, Advanced Placement subjects are offered that include AP Human Geography, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Psychology, and AP French Language and Culture and AP Chinese Language and Culture. Students may participate in any or all of these programs provided they meet the established criteria.
Students at each grade level are required to fulfill a minimum of 20 hours to community service outside the school each year. The students are required to find a suitable placement that will help them develop a sense of social responsibility.
Students are selected through testing for entrance during their Grade 7 year. A student who wishes to enter the program after Grade 8 should contact the Odyssey Mini School coordinator to inquire if space is available. Selection will be based on student records and the results from a variety of testing instruments. A committee of representative teachers will review applications and determine the successful candidates.
STRENGTHS OF OUR PROGRAM
Historical results show impressive student success
Students are integrated into the whole school community in other courses
David Thompson offers a wide selection of elective courses and extra-curricular activities
This has been an established successful program since 1989
Please direct any questions about this program to: TBA September 2016