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Grade 8 Information Night for those interested in the MASTERS Program is Tuesday December 13 @7:00PM.
 

The MASTERS Entrance Exam is scheduled for Thursday, January 12th, 2017, 4:30-6:00 p.m. or Saturday, January 13th, 2017, 10:00-11:30 a.m

What is the Masters of Math, Science and Technology Program?

Runnymede's Masters program is a university recognized program designed for students who excel in the areas of Mathematics, Science and Computer Studies. Students will not only experience enriched learning in each of the disciplines but will also have the opportunity to apply their learning to tasks that integrate these three subject areas. Our goal is to prepare students for post-secondary education by fostering critical thinking skills using modern technology.

Course Of Study

Students accepted into the program will travel as a class for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Studies in grades nine and ten. In grade eleven students must take two of the three Sciences, as well as Mathematics, and Computer Studies. In grade twelve, Masters students will join the regular course of study for their final year.

How Does Integration Work?

Traditionally Math, Science, and Computer Studies have followed individual curricula. The Masters program will select topics from each curriculum and design projects that incorporate the knowledge and skills of all three. For example, students in Science class may conduct a lab measuring cardio-pulmonary rates. They may then take their results to Math class where the data is graphed and rates of oxygen consumption are calculated. In turn, students travel to their computer class where they design a program to group and analyze the data according to gender, age, etc.. At a later date their conclusions may be given in the form of a display or oral presentation.

Admission Requirements?

Students wishing to apply to the program must complete an application package. This includes submitting a copy of their grade 7 final report card and a copy of their most recent report, writing an essay, and taking an entrance test. The entrance test will focus on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students are welcome to submit photocopies of any additional information that would support their application.

Features Of The Program?

  • Students will apply their knowledge to real world problems.
  • Training programs will be made available for Mathematics, Science and Computer contests such as the Fermat, Avogadro and Canadian Computer contests.
  • Guest speakers may be invited at regular intervals.
  • Grade 11 students will attend the E=mc2 program at Queen's University to study a university subject area (e.g. medicine, cancer biology, computer science, engineering, robotics, law, or mathematical exploration). Students live and study on campus for a week, providing a real university experience.
  • Additional trips include the Science Centre, University of Toronto, and Canada's Wonderland for Math and Science Day.
  • Reach ahead program.
  • Each year students will be required to participate in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity to promote a well-rounded education.
  • An award will be given to the top female and male Masters graduate.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Masters plaque.
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