Session 6 Exams

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  is the last day of Session 6 and Exam Day. Good luck to all!

VLC Student Wins Schulich Leadership Scholarship

Nathan, a Virtual Learning student from Bowmanville, Ontario, was selected as the recipient of a $100,000 Schulich Leadership Scholarship. This is one of Schulich’s top awards, and there is only one winner every year. Overall, 37 students across the country were selected as Schulich Leaders. Nathan was homeschooled in his elementary school years. He then took courses for four years through TLDSB’s Virtual Learning Centre (VLC) like English, chemistry, math, law, and history. He is now looking forward to studying Geomatics at the School of Engineering at York University in Toronto. Nathan says that the VLC helped him to learn how to communicate professionally through emails. He says that being homeschooled, students are not quite as exposed to technology and the VLC really helped to jumpstart that. “The VLC helped expose me to leadership opportunities,” says Nathan. “Their Leadership and Peer Support course helped me to understand leadership and gain practice leading in a classroom, where I didn’t have that opportunity before.” Nathan became interest in Geomatics after a family friend, who is a land surveyor, suggested this path got him a job working for a local land-surveying firm. Nathan started volunteering two days a week in 2016 and working

Bracebridge AETC Students Explore the Arts

Bracebridge AETC Teacher, Liz Vandenberg, believes everyone can create beautiful art, and the wonderful works produced by her students proves just that. Liz runs a studio based course which teaches the basic art principles, and encourages students to leave their comfort zone through the creation of large-scale pieces. The course begins with graphite, watercolour, and acrylic painting. Next, students work on a found art sculpture where they take something they have discovered at home, in nature or elsewhere, and incorporate it into a sculptural representation. Students are exposed to mixed media and also generate a legacy piece which will remain and be displayed at their school. Those who have little art experience are encouraged to take the course. Once students have had success and see their capabilities they will often take another art credit. All of the AETC students work on one high school credit at a time and day school courses last for 6 weeks, allowing the students to immerse themselves completely in their projects. Often the students stay well beyond their school day, as a small art community is created through their emerging interest and passion for their work. There is a personal openness in this tight knit

Graduation Dates June 2017

Gravenhurst AETC - Tuesday, June 27th, 11:00 a.m. The Dock of the Bay, Gravenhurst Wharf Fenelon AETC - Wednesday, June 28th, 11:3o a.m. Salvation Army Citadel Bracebridge AETC - Wednesday, June 28th 12 noon. Bracebridge Rotary Centre Haliburton AETC - Wednesday, June 28th 3:00 p.m. McKeck's Restaurant Huntsville AETC - Thursday, June 29th 10:00 a.m. Active Living Centre, Canada Summit Centre Lindsay AETC - Thursday, June 29th 11:30 a.m. Admiral Inn  

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 12, 2017 Last day of Session 5 and Exam Day Monday, May 15, 2017 Counselling Day and Registration for Session 6 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 First Day of Session 6 Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Last day of School and Exam Day

Summer School 2017

Summer School offerings include Co-op, Credit Recovery and On-line Courses For all course offerings see 2017-Summer-School-Brochure For Information on how to register Summer School Registration

Bracebridge AETC Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

Bracebridge AETC was recognized by the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce as the “Service Provider of the Year” in November 2016. AETC Administrative Head Liz Vandenberg and LBS Instructor Shirley Cunningham accepted the award on behalf of the AETC.

AETC Student Rebuilds 1985 Chevy on His Spare Time

Jacob MacDonald wanted to build his own “mud truck.” So that’s what he did. He saved up and bought an old 1985 Chevy Truck rolling shell. (A rolling shell is essentially, a vehicle body on a frame with tires. There’s no engine or anything else in it.) From here, he rebuilt the truck – everything from engine work, wiring, body work and more – turning it into a brand-new California Orange, painted, Chevrolet. On Tuesday, October 2nd, Jacob described how he achieved his dream through family support and encouragement from the school he attends, the Bracebridge AETC. Jacob’s “rolling shell,” was originally from South Carolina. Shipped to Canada, a little over four years ago, Jacob’s journey began. The first step was to take off the shell to get down to the bare frame. The frame was soon after covered in a rust-protecting paint. Body panels, added next, were sandblasted to the bare metal, then painted inside and out. Jacob acknowledged his cousin, Richard, did the painting and expressed gratitude for his help. Jacob expressed thanks for his father’s help, Sean, too. Jacob’s favorite part was working with his dad throughout the build process. His dad also helped him with the

Academic Upgrading Literacy Basic Skills

Free Academic Upgrading available at the Bracebridge and Lindsay AETCs. Improve your reading, writing, math and computer skills in a supportive environment at one the Literacy Basic Skills Centres.