Gladstone Mini School

Mini Schools
Student Group:
Secondary Students

The Gladstone Mini School is a two-year program, for Grades 8 and 9 that provides an accelerated learning opportunity for talented learners at the junior high level.

The Gladstone Mini School is a two-year program, for Grades 8 and 9 that provides an accelerated learning opportunity for talented learners at the junior high level.  The program emphasizes high academic achievement, creative and original thinking, independence and initiative, and responsibility and leadership. 

Successful applicants are self-motivated, able to work co-operatively with others, and value thinking for its own sake.  A variety of involvement is important in the Mini School experience.  Students are encouraged to contribute voluntary service at either the school or community level.

Students are accepted to either the Humanities Stream, the Math-Science Stream, or both, and they are timetabled into the regular school program for their remaining courses.  Upon completing the Mini School program, students may enroll in enriched Grade 11 and 12 classes, Advanced Placement courses, and/ or regular program classes.  Students who have completed both streams may also choose to complete graduation requirements in only four years.

Acceptance is based on an application package which includes a portfolio of student work.  There is no interview.

 

Location: Gladstone Secondary School

Grade: 8 and 9

District Test required: Yes