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Interesting Post-Secondary Programs – Mid-sized Schools Edition

If you read my earlier post on exciting programs offered at Canada’s smaller post-secondary institutions, and you thought, “Great! But I’d like something a little bigger!” then this post is for you. Below I explore some truly unique programs at Canada’s mid-sized schools.  Integrated Science Program – Dalhousie  Integrated Science at Dalhousie (Halifax) is an […]

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Post-secondary Landscape

Right now, Team Options spends a large part of our week researching and tracking COVID-19 impacts on post-secondary education. While this is a nearly impossible task, we are constantly in pursuit of the most up-to-date information to help our grade 12 students make their final decisions and our grade 11 students understand the implications of […]

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Math and Science Summer Programs

This summer at Options, we’re offering a new selection of math and science programs. High school math and science courses typically build on the concepts learned each year with every new year delving deeper and deeper into these topics. Since many students have been without formal in-class instruction since March, the need to review difficult […]

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A Writing Coach Reflects

Since I started last August as a Writing Coach here at Options, I have certainly learned a lot—how to better teach students to write, how to create instructional materials, and, of course, how to adapt quickly to big changes! As I reflect on the year, I’ve come up with a list of five important things my first year as a Writing Coach has taught me.  I’ve learned… …apostrophes are my favourite grammar rule […]

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Post-Secondary Research Tips

The summer is a great time to research post-secondary schools and programs. By the time fall comes, students should have a clear idea of where they will be applying. Not only will this research help students identify which schools and programs best suit their academic and personal goals, but it will also help them write […]

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The Common App and COVID-19

Over 900 colleges in the United States use the Common Application. Each year, the Common App works with admission directors at US post-secondary institutions to ensure that each university has access to the information that will help them make admission decisions.    On May 12, the Common App released its decision to include a COVID-19 […]

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Summer Programs Have Launched!

We’ve just launched our summer programs at Options, and we’re excited to bring you new, updated, and fully virtual boot camps and workshops! If you’re looking for an opportunity to continue learning and fight the summer backslide, we’ve got you covered. Read on to see what we have planned for this summer. English Want to […]

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Advice to Young Writers

As someone who has spent a lot of time writing and teaching others to write, I know that writing can be difficult, frustrating, exhilarating, and rewarding. Writing can be a lot of things, but I don’t think anyone would say it’s easy. When I was a child, I wrote story after uncompleted story, and oh, […]

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Prepare for Success & Write the ACT or SAT Mock Exam

Students hoping to pursue post-secondary studies in the United States should consider signing up for this weekend’s virtual ACT or SAT mock exam sittings. Building fundamental skills, increasing speed and accuracy, and getting comfortable with the exam format are all important, but the most effective way to measure progress is to put your skills and […]

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