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In September 2014, in an effort to increase student engagement and learning opportunities, Runnymede CI introduced a new program called STELL@R (Science, Technology, Engineering, Logic & Literacy at Runnymede CI).


This Grade 9 program is aimed at reaching students who don’t feel fully engaged within a traditional classroom setting. STELL@R runs as a non-semestered (all year) class during periods 1 and 2 where Math, Science, English and Computer Technology are integrated into a seamless curriculum.  Students are engaged in hands-on approaches of learning where they are given opportunities to design and implement solutions to real-world challenges through project-based instruction. At the end of their Grade 9 year, if successful, STELL@R students would receive the same credits as any other student.


After an in depth look at attendance, behavior and academic results from the first semester, it is our privilege to announce the growth of the STELL@R program into Grade 10.  The Grade 10 STELL@R program will expand on the principles of the Grade 9 program, while integrating the core Grade 10 subjects of Math, Science, English and Business Technology into a creative hands on learning model.


There is an opportunity for current Grade 9 students who are interested, to transfer into the Grade 10 program; any parents who would like more information about this can contact us via our email (scott.davidson@tdsb.on.ca or daniella.fernandes@tdsb.on.ca).  


Even better, parents are encouraged to come in to Runnymede and drop by our STELL@R room and talk with us in person.  It might help to see our large 21st century classroom, which features computers, Ipads, a state-of-the-art projection and sound system as well as the equipment we base our activities on.


We look forward to hearing from and meeting you,

Scott and Daniella




Click here to see a sample letter to the parents of students who are entering the STELL@R program.  

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