Summer

Stay sharp with summer boot camps and workshops at Options! From essay writing practice and math instruction to standardized test prep and post-secondary applications, our summer programs have something for every student.

Want to learn how to apply to a Canadian post-secondary school? Join us for this week-long boot camp to learn the ins and outs of Canadian admissions and get a jumpstart on tackling the process.

Applying to post-secondary schools in the US? Join us for this week-long boot camp to learn the ins and outs of US admissions. With us, what can be a complicated process will become a series of manageable steps. Students will benefit from participating in simulations, discussing each component of the application, creating an action plan, and making progress on their tasks.

Pencils at the ready! Get a headstart on your upcoming high school English courses with these reading and writing intensive boot camps. These courses will teach reading strategies and different types of essay writing through lots of hands-on practice.

Get a headstart on your upcoming Pre-Calculus courses and learn math concepts in line with the BC Curriculum with these week-long math intensive bootcamps. These courses will cover the information and techniques students need to be successful in their upcoming math classes.

Whether you’re preparing for the ACT or SAT, our prep program is designed to help you through every step of the process. Summer prep options include full-length mock exams and debriefs and week-long boot camps to help build core skills and teach test-taking strategies. Need something a little different? Check out our prep options for every season.

Core Test Skills Boot Camp

Build your core test skills with the week-long summer boot camp! Whether you’re studying for the SAT or ACT, this course will give you the skills and strategies you need to be successful.

ACT-Specific Boot Camp

Get ready to master the ACT with this week-long summer boot camp! We’ll cover every portion of the test from English to science, plus test-taking skills and time-management strategies.

Become an SSAT pro with this three-day boot camp! This course will cover strategies and provide practice for the verbal, reading, and writing sections.

If you’re heading to a post-secondary institution in the fall, this course is for you! Start university or college feeling confident that you have the academic and non-academic skills for success. Learn where to go for what, how to construct an effective study plan, and how to achieve the perfect school/life balance.

No matter which discipline you’ll study in the fall, you’re bound to encounter writing assignments. Get ready to write at the university level with this two-day course. Learn how to overcome the challenges of writing for different disciplines and develop successful research strategies, all while engaging in plenty of practice.

Fall

Fall is our favourite season here at Options, but it’s also a busy one! Get ready to head back to school, practice your writing, and get a jump on your supplemental essays with our slate of fall workshops.

Get organized, learn how to tackle big projects, and develop note-taking strategies in this three-hour workshop designed to set students up for back-to-school success! These sessions, combining instruction with hands-on work, will provide students with a better understanding of how they can be more effective learners.

Lots of supplements? Not sure how to start? Join us for Intro to Canadian Supplement Writing Workshop. This three-hour workshop is half informational session, half hands-on work session. First, students will be given an overview of typical supplemental essay prompts, different universities’ expectations, and strategies to make the essay writing process productive. Then, students will have a chance to brainstorm and engage in practice writing exercises, leaving prepared to confidently tackle any supplement they will encounter.  

Supplemental writing is a process, but the best way to tackle it is to start! Join us for our Supplement Writing Workshops, three-hour sessions that provide students with a productive and supportive environment to work on their supplemental essays, resumes, personal statements and everything in between.

Ready to apply? Join us for Canadian Application Workshop and work through those tedious, time-consuming, and often confusing applications with our experienced educational consultants. With their step-by-step approach, they will answer your questions, ensure your information has been entered correctly, and give you peace of mind.  

With more and more universities asking for video interviews, it’s important to learn how to best present yourself on camera. This session will give students the information they need to feel confident tackling the video interview portion of their applications while also providing them with ample opportunity to practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Whether you’re preparing for the ACT or SAT, our prep program is designed to help you through every step of the process. Fall prep options include full-length mock exams and debriefs. Need something a little different? Check out our prep options for every season.

Winter

Winter at Options means goal setting, planning, and prepping! Join us for our winter workshops to make this season the most productive yet.

Whether you’re preparing for the ACT or SAT, our prep program is designed to help you through every step of the process. Winter prep options include full-length mock exams and debriefs and week-long boot camps to help build core skills and teach test-taking strategies. Need something a little different? Check out our prep options for every season.

Core Test Skills (SAT/ACT) Boot Camp

Build your core test skills with the week-long winter break boot camp! Whether you’re studying for the SAT or ACT, this course will give you the skills and strategies you need to be successful.

The courses you take in high school matter now more than ever. Our session helps students in grades 10 and 11 and their parents prepare for their upcoming course selection. Participate in a course selection simulation, have your questions answered, and leave better equipped to choose your courses with your future in mind.

Spring

Spring forward with us this season at Options and get a jump on your test prep! Whatever you’re preparing for, we’re here to help.

Our provincial prep program is designed to help students tackle the daunting English 12 Provincial exam with confidence. Through instructional sessions and mock exams and debriefs, students will learn how to actively read, approach each of the essays, and strategically answer multiple-choice questions.

Whether you’re preparing for the ACT or SAT, our prep program is designed to help you through every step of the process. Spring prep options include full-length mock exams and debriefs, week-long boot camps, super weekends, and weekly core skills sessions to help build skills and teach test-taking strategies. Need something a little different? Check out our prep options for every season.

This spring, we’ve paired our popular Write Well Workshop: Mastering the Essay with our new Graduation Literacy Assessment Prep Workshop to create the most effective workshop yet. Join us to learn strategic reading strategies, writing conventions, and essay basics all while getting a headstart on preparing for the Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA).

Whether you’re studying for finals or Provincial, AP, or IB exams, Options can help! This session covers all the skills you need to be a more effective studier and a better test taker. Through a combination of instruction and hands-on work, students will leave feeling ready to take on their finals.

Whether you have a big interview on the horizon or are just starting to apply for jobs, co-op placements, or internships, our Interview Prep and Resume Writing Workshop will help build your skills and your confidence. This session emphasizes interview skills and effective resume writing in a supportive environment.