The Goals of Educational Services are to: Provide every student with the opportunity for personal and academic learning. This includes rigorous and challenging curricula, equal access to high quality instruction, and innovative interventions and support to ensure student success.
We believe that the Lighthouse Academy (LHA) Canada will serve all the people as best as it can. In order to do this, the school system believes that individuals should be accepted at their level of development and guided in such a way that they learn what is expected of them. We expect students to mature to their individual capacity emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and vocationally.
The student’s educational development toward the school’s goals is the central concern of the LHA’s Board’s policies and the administrative regulations. The teacher is a key figure in carrying out the school’s responsibility in the educational process. However, the teacher alone cannot effectively achieve all the objectives of education. The purpose of the various administrative departments is to provide conditions in the schools which permit teachers to work with maximum effectiveness and to provide them with a variety of tools and specialized assistance in developing and carrying out a program which will meet the needs of our students. The Board will seek to provide the facilities, personnel, equipment, and materials necessary for the education of all students for whom it is responsible.
We believe that children are endowed with individual capacities and characteristics, and that our schools, to the best of their abilities, should provide students with the kind of education best fitted for them as individuals. We know that the needs of children are similar, but not identical, and we try to adapt our program to this knowledge. As children become older and more mature, we try to provide them with the opportunities to make choices, as we believe that the making of wise choices is a necessary part of living in a democracy.
We believe, therefore, that those involved in education must make every effort to meet the needs of all students in granting them the fullest possible educational opportunities.
Lighthouse Academy Canada planned to provide quality education to international students besides its local students seeking Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credit courses online. Due to the commitment of Ontario government, Ontario is recognized as a leader of educational excellence across Canada and around the world and has become a prime education destination for international students in Canada. International students, who successfully completed the OSSD requirements, may consider Ontario as potential destination for their post-secondary education. LHA will ensure high quality learning experience for national and international students focusing on the specific educational needs of international students and consider every student equally and thus provide opportunities for the student to achieve success according to his or her own interests, abilities and goals.
The philosophy of Lighthouse Academy Canada is to provide a student-centered education in the online environment. Teachers at the LHA will make sure that the students actively inquire into and make connections between ideas and subject areas. A variety of teaching methods will be used. Curriculum at LHA will deal with real-life applications of student learning as much as possible. The curriculum expectations are stated as main objectives that are transparent to the students and have been broken down into achievable targets in each lesson and assessment. LHA will make sure that each student will be treated as an individual and encouraged to express their own opinions and ideas. A wide range of assessment and evaluation methods will be deployed at LHA including assignments, quizzes, tests, projects and final assessments etc.
Our school philosophy includes a commitment to reach every student to help him or her to achieve a successful outcome from their school experience at LHA Canada. The concept of completing a secondary education is essential. Obtaining a high school diploma has become an increasingly important prerequisite for economic and social mobility in the world. Young people with a high school education are much better equipped for the modern life. They are more likely to be permanently employed and/or to be admitted to post-secondary institutions to further their education and become active members of our society. In Ontario, students are required to remain in secondary school until the student has reached the age of eighteen or obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
We develop strategies to help every single student and make sure that they learn. It will take a great deal of commitment, skill and collective energy to achieve the ambitious way of dealing the needs and requirement of the students. Reaching this target would put Ontario's graduation in its optimum level.
Students who leave school upon reaching the age of 18 without having met the requirements for the OSSD or OSSC may be granted a Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate is a useful means of recognizing achievement for students who plan to continue certain kinds of training or find employment.
A student may return to school and take additional credit and non-credit courses and have their transcript (OST) updated. A new certificate will not be awarded, but an OSSD or OSSC will be granted when the returning student has fulfilled the requirements.
The OSSD requires that a student must earn 30 credits; 18 compulsory and 12 optional. A credit is defined as a 110-hour course in which the expectations are laid down by the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum guideline. Students must also complete 40 hours of Community Involvement Activities and must meet the provincial literacy requirement.
All students must successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in order to earn a secondary school diploma. This test is written in the Grade 10 year and is based on the Ontario curriculum expectations for language and communication, particular reading and writing, up to and including Grade 9. Successful completion of the test is recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript.