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SciTech Information Night Presentation:


​Information Evening - Thursday, January 17th, 2019 
6:00 PM

Please go to the following website for application information.
What is the SciTech Program?

Our modern way of life is based largely on the advances made by science and technology. We have developed as a society because of our natural curiosity - seeking answers to problems, examining how different areas of knowledge and facts relate to each other, and looking at not only what happens but also how and why something happens.

The impulse to investigate is being fostered at the SciTech Inquiry Program based at Tomken Road Middle School. This program is offered by the Peel District School Board to students in grades 6, 7 and 8, who reside south of the 401.

At SciTech, the emphasis is on inquiry, and on integrating science, technology and math with other subjects whenever possible, creating a unique learning environment. This is where students will gain a deeper understanding of the links among what they're learning and the world around them.

What does the program include?

The SciTech Inquiry Program is designed for students of all abilities, using a "hands-on, minds-on" approach. The program is based on the Ontario curriculum but, it also features:

• A focus spent in the subject areas of mathematics, science and technology.

• Inquiry-based learning that demonstrates how science, technology and mathematics relate to us in everyday life.

• A focus on literacy and numeracy through science and technology investigations. For example, many numeracy expectations can be addressed as students gather and organize information from experiments. Literacy skills are developed when students research issues and communicate the findings of their investigations.

• An inquiry-based approach, with the students applying their creativity and discovering solutions to real problems and issues in all parts of the curriculum.

     What will students come away with?

Students participating in the SciTech program will:

• develop more advanced inquiry skills, which can be applied to any problems or part of the curriculum

• gain a greater understanding of concepts across many disciplines

• develop the confidence that comes from problem-solving

• be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that science and technology have to offer in secondary school and beyond

Who can attend?

Any Peel student who is currently in grade 5 and resides south of the 401 may apply for this 3 year program, including students who are receiving ESL or special education assistance. Each year 56 new students are admitted to the Grade 6 program.

How do I apply to the Program?

Plan to attend the information night at Tomken Road Middle School on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  The session starts at 6:00 pm It is recommended to have one parent and one child attend the information night.  We will not have space for siblings and extended families. 

Candidates may apply online from January 28th to February 11th 2019. Please use the link at the top of the page/site.

Workshop night is Thursday, February 28, 2019. The time of the workshop will be assigned to each candidate by email after the completion of the application. There is a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. Workshop times are randomly selected. Please allow twenty four hours to be notified.

Applicants will attend an Inquiring Minds workshop. During the activities, applicants will demonstrate their ability to wonder, question, and investigate.

Admission will be based on the student’s curiosity, desire, learning style and academic ability.

Acceptance offers will be made on April 10, 2019. All candidates will be notified by email.

Deadline for students to accept an offer is April 17, 2019 by 3:00 pm. Second round offers: April 18, 2019. Deadline for acceptance for second round offers is April 25th, 2019. The waiting list closes on June 27, 2019 by 3:00 pm.

SciTech students support the continuous upgrading of our equipment with an annual technology fee of $200.00.