This page is designed for students to give them valuable information they will need in navigating their high school years. Find resources for transitioning from Grade 8 to Grade 9, choosing courses, study tips and more. There are also several links to help with your post-secondary educational planning. For more information, students are encouraged to contact Mr. Heaton, our guidance counselor and chaplain.
Maranatha Christian Academy is registered as a private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education and is authorized to issue the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. You will earn a credit for each course that you successfully complete, by obtaining a final mark of 50% or better in that course. You will also earn credits towards the Maranatha Christian Secondary School Diploma.
For a complete listing of all of our courses see the course calendar.
Students who wish to change or add courses should use the guidance office.
You will need to select a stream for your courses in several subjects. Read the following information and talk to Mr. Heaton, your guidance counselor. He will be able to advise you.
These courses will be prerequisites for University and College courses in grade 11 and 12. Students will learn the concepts of a subject with an emphasis on theory and abstract thinking.
These courses are prerequisites for College courses in grade 11 and 12. Students will learn the concepts of a subject with emphasis on practical hands-on applications.
These courses are appropriate for all students and students will gain a wide variety of learning skills.
Behind every good student is an informed and active parent. Use the following chart to see how you can help your child succeed.
If you are applying to an American college or university you may be required to write ACT or SAT tests.
For ACT information go to www.actstudent.org
For SAT information go to www.collegeboard.com
At times students can be faced with various life challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. The Guidance department can help by directing students to local agencies and counselors who can provide assistance.
Need more information about eligible and ineligible community involvement activities and more?
For a list of all the Christian Universities and Colleges in North America go to the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals website: www.naccap.org
Program fees, supplies, transportation and housing may add to these costs.Many programs, particularly professional and post-diploma programs may be even more costly.So the question arises: how will I pay for all this? Most students fund their education through a combination of the following:
Sample scholarships Maranatha students have applied for:
Many of these scholarships reward sustained and meaningful involvement in community. All students must have at least forty hours of service in order to graduate, so involvement in a single mission/service trip, although meaningful, wouldn’t be enough to impress a selection committee. Students who win these awards have been very active in a variety of ways for a prolonged period, or have demonstrated exceptional long-term commitment to and leadership in a single cause. Although we want students to be involved in service and community for a variety of reasons, it’s not ridiculous to start thinking about developing an experience portfolio as early as the first day of grade nine.
Most external scholarships have deadlines very early in the academic year. The TD Canada Trust scholarship, the LORAN awards, and the Wendy’s Classic Achiever scholarships, for example, have deadlines in late October/early November. These dates precede submission of university applications for most students, and require that all the background work is already complete. It’s not ridiculous to suggest that students begin the actual preparation of application packages in the spring and summer ¬before they start grade 12.
Many graduates are surprised by the amount of work involved in the application process. Most scholarship applications require completion of detailed forms plus the submission of a personal essay and several endorsements or reference letters: