There are a variety of programs at John Rennie as we
strive to meet the range of requests from our community.
Our enrichment program -
Academic Plus - is offered to selected
students in both Enriched English and French Immersion
students are given Spanish as a third language, an
enriched core subject program in English, French and
Math, and an enriched Science profile in Cycle II that
includes Physical Science, Biologie humaine, Physics,
Chemistry, and General Biology.
Our general French Immersion program provides students
the opportunity to study in French the Social Sciences
through Secondary IV and the Sciences through Secondary
Sport-Etudes is a
MELS recognized program offering a condensed academic
schedule in conjunction with two or more hours of
training of a specific sport, on a daily basis. Students
who choose this program must be organized and have good
time management skills since the program is accelerated.
program functions as a school within the school for
certain Cycle II students who are more successful in the
contract-learning environment. Support is provided
through our Resource Department to many students.
Programs such as volunteer adult mentors and peer tutors
compliment the service.
Cycle One -
Secondary I and II
John Rennie offers the
younger student a structure referred to as Cycle One,
which is in reality, a school within a school. Grade 7
and 8 students are situated in their own area of the
building for most academic classes. The Junior School
has its own administrative area with a vice-principal
assigned to Cycle One responsibilities. A
secretary/surrogate Mom is there as well to look after
the forgotten lunch, the missed bus, or any other
mini-tragedy that might occur.
The Junior School is committed to a team approach, which
enables us to limit the number of teachers working with
your child. In this way, we are able to ensure that your
child is well known by a small group of teachers who can
readily identify and personalize his or her needs.
In addition to this small school feel within the Junior
School, we have the advantage of being part of a larger
facility. Consequently, we have access to programs and
facilities that are simply unavailable in smaller
schools. We like to think that in Cycle One at John
Rennie we are able to offer the best of both worlds.
Click here for Rubric for Enriched English Placement
for those entering secondary 4 and 5 only