Rosedale Academy is an Ontario-‐based private high school specializing in personalized and differentiated online learning opportunities for students worldwide. Our academic offerings are rigorous, stimulating and transformative, fostering both intellectual and personal development.
At Rosedale Academy, we set high personal and academic standards for our students and believe that with positive support and direction, each can achieve the greatest possible levels of success. Our students are recognized and respected as unique individuals, and their achievements will reflect our dedication to providing a high-‐quality, comprehensive education. Rosedale Academy is fully committed to all of our students and it is our goal to create well-‐rounded, successful members of society.
Rosedale Academy believes in the importance and value of completing a secondary education. 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. Our courses adhere to the required expectations and outcomes prescribed by the Ministry of Education in Ontario – including the requirement that students remain in school until they have reached the age of eighteen or obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). We recognize that education must adapt to accommodate students with individualized needs, varied learning styles, and preferred schedules. The Rosedale Academy online education model instills independence, discipline and strong time-‐ management skills to help our students in pursuing their diverse interests and long-‐term individual goals.
The staff at Rosedale Academy have significant experience and success in the field of online learning, and work collaboratively to ensure a rich, high-‐quality educational experience for all students. The enthusiasm of our instructors for online education promotes innovative instructional practices to the benefit of the entire Rosedale Academy community.
Rosedale Academy’s vision is to be an exemplary online school recognized for producing graduates who are prepared for success in higher learning and ready to cope in a complex, interconnected and ever-‐changing world.
The mission of Rosedale Academy is to invoke students’ curiosity and inspire them to think critically in developing a deep understanding of the complexities of our world. Our school believes that providing a rich and engaging learning environment will stimulate students to become active partners in their learning journey with us.
Our goal is to provide an integrated learning experience founded on a framework of teaching for understanding. This framework supports our students’ ability to reliably integrate new knowledge, skills and attitudes to make meaning of what they have learned.
At Rosedale Academy, ‘student-‐centered’ is not just a phrase, but one of the pillars of our learning philosophy. Our teaching practices promote cultural diversity and embrace individual differences. Our learning model is supportive but also encourages independence and cultivates the idea of life-‐long learning. Our purpose is to educate holistically by promoting cognitive development, social responsibility, tolerance and the value of education as a cornerstone of self-‐fulfillment.
5 Philosophical Tenets / 1 Unique Learning Experience
A MODERN EDUCATION THAT HAS NO BOUNDARIES
Rosedale is a transnational education provider. We grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to students around the world from our Toronto-‐based headquarters. We think students should have equal access to a premier education system without having to leave their country. By leveraging the latest digital technology and building strong international partnerships we’re able to make this possible.
A LEADING-‐EDGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
This is what it is all about. You will love learning. You will love your curriculum, your courses and your teachers – both online and in-‐person. At Rosedale, we are deeply committed to delivering only the best. We push existing educational practices to their most innovative state, immersing students in their learning.
A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO ESSENTIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Your experience with Rosedale will be transformative. By the time you graduate, you will have developed global awareness, critical and creative thinking skills, integrative communication skills, digital fluency and personal characteristics – all of which are essential to your long-‐term success. We’ve developed a systematic approach to guiding and measuring your skill development throughout your journey with us.
DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING AND FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
At Rosedale, education meets you where you are. Our program builds on your strengths, interests and learning style. It gives you lots of choice including what you learn, how you learn and the way you can demonstrate achievement. Rosedale is a true practitioner of differentiated learning, from programming to course selection, and from instruction to evaluation.
INDIVIDUALIZED STUDENT SUCCESS SERVICES
We believe that students need all-‐around support in creating a clear and seamless path to their future. That is why every student at Rosedale has an Individual Growth Plan (IGP) under the guidance of both Ontario-‐certified and overseas campus counsellors. Our counsellors will be there for you, making sure you have all the information you need to manage your options and make the best possible decisions.