About Kanata Academy
Welcome to Kanata Academy
Kanata Academy's small class sizes and multi-grade interaction give a family-like atmosphere, where all students are treated with fairness and compassion. This environment allows teachers to recognize how each of the Kanata Academy students is unique. Kanata Academy takes the time to get to know their strengths and to identify any areas of concern. Kanata Academy teachers can happily adapt programs for individual needs, whether it is setting realistic expectations for further growth in a subject area or enriching the curriculum to provide a more challenging schedule.
Principal: Mrs. Shannon Rattray
KA now suggests expanded programs to help meet students' learning styles and interests. These programs allow students to customize their high school experience through various new and improved learning options. These options include High School Focus Programs and Virtual Cooperative Education.
These programs support to meet all students' wants, interests, and strengths, engaging them in learning and more beneficial preparing them for graduation and beyond.A KA Focus Program lets students focus on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.
Computer Science Focus Program
The four-year computer science pathway equips students with the foundational and applicable understanding of computer science to further pursue a computer science degree or the workforce.
Students will earn two AP-level credits. Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to learners who obtain high scores on the tests.
Students will earn an embossed Computer Science Focus Certificate signed by the Principal and Director of KA along with an embossed reference letter to include in their Portfolios.
The students and staff at Kanata Academy are keen segments of the local community. Some of the events have included:
Volunteering at the Kanata Food Bank.
Walking to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Walking in the CN Cycle for CHEO.
Partnering with Scotiabank and participating in the annual Walk, Roll, and Run for Roger's House.
Participating in Jump Rope for Heart.
Visiting a nursing home on Halloween.
Older students are taught how to lead and to be accurate role models for younger students. One way in which Kanata Academy encourages leadership is through Peace Groups, where each month, students and teachers discuss qualities that execute better classmates and more educated citizens.
School field trips are a necessary part of the curriculum. The students at Kanata Academy visit local sites such as:
Museum of Nature
National Art Gallery of Canada
Ottawa School of Art
Museum of Civilization
Carleton University - Virtual Ventures Program
Queen’s University - Seeds In Residence Program
Unique visitors, such as Scientists in Schools, are also used to improve the curriculum.
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