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FAQs

Can I register for Kindergarten or Grade 1, or 2, or 3 unto Grade 12 or
Pre University here?

Yes, www.Linklearn.ca presents a pathway for candidates to confidently pursue their academic dreams from Kindergarten, elementary to secondary school and Pre University levels.

How does the Kindergarten to 8 school work?

Students study flexibly at their own pace, independently or at a school or at learning centres in your country.

All of the learning content is made avialable. This means in most instances, there is no additional cost of text books or learning materials, or lab fees or exam fees. Each student is given access. In the classroom students complete lessons based on their grade and learning levels.
This approach allows each student to have a customized learning plan.
The grade and learning level can be adjusted for each subject/course to meet the student’s individualized needs. Each student has their own access to the online recess, library areas, online books and resourceful activities.

How does the Grade 9 to Grade 12 school work?

www.Linklearn.ca presents a pathway for students to register and study anytime from any place. The teacher assigned to every student is an experienced, qualified teacher, certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.

All of the learning content is provided to students in a collaborative facilitated mode. This means there is no additional cost of text books or learning materials, or lab fees or exam fees. Each student is given access unlimited.

Interaction within the course includes assignments, projects, ongoing assessments that are submitted by students online. These may be open-book and a final exam weighted, contributing 30% to the final overall course mark.

Can a student from outside Canada attend school in Ontario?

Yes, students from across the world can register and study the Canadian Kindergarten to grade 12.

Is the qualification recognized?

Yes, the Canadian Pre-University Qualification is recognized.

Who determines the school curriculum?

The Ministry of Education Ontario, Canada sets curriculum policy and defines what teachers are required to teach and students are expected to learn in each grade and subject. A consistent, province-wide curriculum is thereby ensured. However, teaching and assessment strategies are left to the professional judgment of teachers, enabling
them to address individual student needs and deliver the curriculum in a context that is locally meaningful. (MOE Canada).

How do I get an evaluation of my/ my child’s prior learning achieved from another school or home school for entry into the Canadian elementary or secondary education system?

Schools in Ontario Canada, both elementary and secondary schools evaluate the academic records of all new students. Please email us the transcripts/ education documents. The records will be used to determine entry and grade-level.

How long does it take to complete a course?

Kindergarten to Grade 8

Students can work ahead to complete courses as early, take up courses from advanced grades or take additional time on a course if necessary.

Grade 9 – Grade 12

Students can study flexibly too and in some instances semesters are a 10-12 instructional week cycle. There is a start and an end date for each semester. Each course is designed for a 110 hours of instruction. More course specific details are listed within each of the course outlines.

Can a Kindergarten to Grade 8 student attempt 2 grades (Example –Grade 7 and Grade 8) in one year for the same fee paid?

Yes, this rewards students and parents. Accelerated learners are rewarded ownership of pace over their own academic progression.

They may challenge the curriculum and reach ahead. Example: An elementary school student Grade 4 may reach ahead and take courses from Grade 5. This is possible as access to all materials is open and available on an annual payment plan.

How many courses do I need to take in Kindergarten to grade 8?

Preschool students spend most of their time in the online library and recess areas.
Kindergarten (JK and SK) has Math, Reading, Spelling and Writing.
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 have Math, Reading, Spelling, Writing, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
Grades 7 and 8 have Math, Reading, Spelling, Writing, Language Arts, Science, Geography and History (Social Studies are split between the two streams: Geography and History).

How do I register Kindergarten to Grade 8 new students? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

1. Make sure you have logged in to your Admin Panel;
2. Click on the “Register Students” tab;
3. Select the number of students you wish to register from the dropdown;
4. Choose Your Plan;
5. Make Payment;
6. Add the student(s) information.

How do I change the learning level and add more lessons for a student? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

1. Make sure you have logged in to your Admin Panel;
2. Click on the “Courses” link beside the student’s name;
3. Change the grade and/or learning level(s) using the dropdown menus;
(Normally students complete each level, first the Beginner level, next the Intermediate level, and finally the Advanced level)
4. Click the “Save Changes” button.

What is the difference between the beginner, intermediate and advanced learning levels? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

The levels are designed to increase learning retention as well as get more difficult with each level.
Normally students complete each level, first the beginner level, next the intermediate level, and finally the advanced level.
In the beginner level, students study a concept and are asked beginner level questions. In the intermediate level students review the same concept, but are asked both beginner and intermediate level questions.
Finally, in the advanced level, students review the same concept, but are asked beginner, intermediate and advanced level questions.
This method helps students remember up to 90% of what they learn (compared to 33% using other methods). As well, it increases the difficulty level along each step of the way.

Do students need to complete all three learning levels? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

This is a judgement call for 2 reasons*.

*Completing all three levels helps to increase learning retention and the quizzes get more difficult with each level.
However, depending on the individual student’s learning plan, some students will not complete all three levels:
Example # 1: A student who is supplementing the online learning with other activities may only have time to go through one or two of the learning levels.
Example # 2: A student who has attention span challenges may only be able to complete the beginner level.
Example # 3: A parent may not like the repetition despite the retention advantages and as a result might only have students complete one of the three levels.

*The student would receive a certified Canadian Teacher signed transcript or formal report card at the end of each grade upon completing a minimum of two learning levels within each course in a required timeline and subject to conditions.

What conditions* do I need to meet to receive a Certified Canadian Teacher signed Transcript or a formal report card at the end of each grade? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

To qualify for this formal report card, students are required to complete a minimum of two learning levels within each of all courses required to be completed at a grade level. Secondly the student is to submit completed
offline assignments of the respective grade. The term completed includes submission or posting back of the assignment onto to the Linklearn system during the stated or prior to the end of that grade year or annual term of payment plan. Submitting assignments and the completion of the two levels of each course in a grade provide evidence of the required Knowledge and skills. *Solely determined by the school.

How do I change the student’s overall grade level? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

1. Make sure you have logged in to your Admin Panel;
2. Click on the “Edit” link beside the student’s name;
3. Select the desired grade from the “Grade” dropdown menu;
4. Click on the “Ok” button;
5. Click on the “Save Changes” button.

How many lessons should a student complete daily? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

The number of lessons each student completes is going to depend a great deal on the individual student. As a starting point, we provide a recommended timetable that you can download. Generally, students will complete 1-2 lessons in a period.

Is there a recommended timetable? (Applicable to K – 8 students only)

To download the recommended timetable:
1. Make sure you have logged in to your Admin Panel;
2. Click on the “Resources” tab;
3. Click the “Download the Recommended Timetable Here!” link.
The timetable will download to your computer. Save it somewhere you can find it or printout a hard copy.

How are exams conducted?

Kindergarten to Grade 8

Each time a student completes a lesson, the student scores points. For example, if the student scores 87% on a lesson, the student adds 87 points to their point score. These points are displayed prominently to the student in the top-right corner of the virtual classroom. In the student management area you can view the student’s current point score, create award certificates and give your students rewards. The system will track previous certificates and rewards you have given your students. The teacher or parent managing the student day-to- day gives the reward, as the person closest to the student usually knows what reward will motivate the student best.

Grade 9 – Grade 12

Ongoing tests, projects, assessments, reflections, presentations and final exams are online. All of these and more e.g. attendance, interaction- contribute to holistic development and towards the final mark. Exams are written under the supervision of a designated proctor (invigilator or supervisor). In some instances the student must arrange for the supervisor (proctor). This can be done by submitting an application (Proctor Approval Form) two weeks prior to the scheduled exam time for appointment of a local proctor at any site where the student may be located. Alternatively students can write the exams online via a third party Proctor assistance.

What do I need to graduate?

The high school program (Grade 9 to Grade 12) is based on a credit system. Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits to obtain a high school diploma . Eighteen of the credits are compulsory, earned in a specified number of courses from a list of subjects that every student must take. The remaining 12 credits are optional, earned in courses that the student may select from the full range of courses offered by the school.

In Grade 9 to Grade 11, most students take a total of 24 courses (eight courses in each Grade).In Grade 12 the student takes six credits.

To achieve or to qualify for the Canadian Pre University Diploma the student would be required to put in volunteer hours.
Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement while in high school and must meet the provincial literacy requirement (OSSLT).

On completing the Canadian Pre University qualification / Diploma what can I pursue?

The Canadian grade 12 or a focussed secondary school award opens doors to candidates for University 1st year entrance.

Should I need personalized advice?

Email us via our website or email: info@linklearn.ca