Reminder: Masters Entrance Test Date: November 25th, 2017
(9:00 – 9:30 Registration / 9:30 – 11:00 – Entrance Test)
Runnymede’s Masters program is an enriched program designed for students who excel in the areas of Mathematics, Science and Computer Studies. Students will not only experience enriched learning in each of the disciplines but will also have the opportunity to apply their learning to tasks that integrate these three subject areas. Our goal is to prepare students for post-secondary education by fostering critical thinking skills using modern technology.
Course Of Study
Students accepted into the program will travel as a cohort for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Studies in grades nine and ten. In grade eleven students must take at least one of Biology and Physics, as well as a senior Mathematics, and Computer Tech Course. In grade twelve, Masters students will join the regular course of study for their final year. At this point, students within the program are focused on getting into their desired program of study.
How Does Integration Work?
Traditionally Math, Science, and Computer Studies have followed individual curricula. The Masters program will select topics from each curriculum and design projects that incorporate the knowledge and skills of all three. For example, students in Science class may conduct a lab measuring cardio-pulmonary rates. They may then take their results to Math class where the data is graphed and rates of oxygen consumption are calculated. In turn, students travel to their computer class where they design a program to group and analyze the data according to gender, age, etc.. At a later date their conclusions may be given in the form of a display or oral presentation.
Students wishing to apply to the program must complete an application package. This includes submitting a copy of their grade 7 final report card and a copy of their most recent progress report, and taking an entrance test. The entrance test will focus on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Within Math, Science, Computer Tech., students are welcome to submit photocopies of any additional information that would support their application.
- Students will apply their knowledge to real world problems.
- Training programs will be made available for Mathematics, Science and Computer contests such as the Fermat, Avogadro, National Biology Competition and Canadian Computer contests, to name a few.
- Guest speakers may be invited at regular intervals.
- Grade 9 students attend a field trip to the Science Centre where they work on Space Simulation
- Grade 10 students will attend a 3 day experiential learning experience to SOES, where they will learn about the environment.
- Grade 11 students will attend the E=mc2 program at Queen’s University to study a university subject area (e.g. medicine, cancer biology, computer science, engineering, robotics, law, or mathematical exploration). Students live and study on campus for a week, providing a real university experience.
- Additional trips include seminars with Sick Kids and St. Michaels Hospital, “Lets Talk Science” U of T Workshops, Guest Lectures, Canada’s Wonderland for Math and Science Day and the Grade 11 Anatomy Exploration Lab at Humber College, STEM Workshops.
- Reach ahead program
- AP Test Writing Centre
- Fast Track Program for French and French Cert.
- Each year students will be required to participate in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity to promote a well-rounded education.
- An award and bursary will be given to the top female and male Masters graduate.
- Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Masters plaque.