SciTech Information Night Presentation Slides:
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SciTech Information Night Presentation:
Information Evening - Thursday, January 17th, 2019
SCITECH APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS -
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
What is the SciTech
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
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.
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
• A focus spent in the subject areas of mathematics, science and
• Inquiry-based learning that demonstrates how science,
technology and mathematics relate to us in everyday
• 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
• An inquiry-based approach, with the students applying their
discovering solutions to real problems and
issues in all parts of the
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
• develop the confidence that comes from
• be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that
science and technology have to offer in secondary school and
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
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.
apply online from January 28th to February 11th 2019. Please use the link at the
top of the page/site.
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
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