High School Division (9-12)

HSThe transition to the High School programme features a move towards greater independence of learning. Communicating with parents is essential in helping students maintain good study habits as social and personal pressures become more significant.

The high school programme is structured as a full-year study session to provide students with a more thorough understanding of material. The non-semestered approach has resulted in preparing students well for the rigours of university programmes. All courses are taught by subject specialists, and are offered only at the academic, university-stream level. Classes are kept small so students can receive individual help from their teachers. Students can choose from a wide variety of course selections.

Mentor College stays in touch with both its alumni and leading universities to be certain our programme is preparing our students properly. 98% of our students are accepted by universities of their first choice!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About The High School Division

What are the specific requirements for graduation from High School?
The academic and community service requirements for graduation are detailed here.

What courses are offered to Mentor students in the High School Division
Download the 2017-2018 course calendar.

Where do Mentor graduates attend university?

Most Mentor High School graduates attend the university of their first choice. Find out where graduates from our class of 2016 attend university!

Does the school provide students and parents with any opportunities to meet with representatives from prospective universities?
Every year, Mentor College hosts its own University Fair – which is attended by over 40 universities from across Ontario and Canada.

What extracurricular opportunities does the school offer?
Mentor College prides itself on its rich and vast extracurricular programme.

Do High School students have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers/lecturers?
In recent years, Mentor College has hosted guest speakers such as Dr. David Suzuki, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, Peter Mansbridge, and others. Read more about the Mentor College Speaker Series.

Does the school offer any AP (Advanced Placement) courses?
Mentor College offers AP preparation courses in six different subject areas. Find out more about the programme.

Can students earn credits away from Mentor College?
Yes, however there are guidelines that must be followed.

Can you tell me about the school’s policy on course changes or its promotion policy?
These, and other policies pertaining to the High School Division are outlined here.

facFacilities

The High School Division is located at 40 Forest Avenue, Mississauga, the Main Campus of Mentor College. Students from Grades 9-12 enjoy four gymnasia, three computer labs (including two Mac labs), four science labs, a visual arts studio and an instrumental music room. Many of our students take advantage of our adjacent indoor pool and the weight room.

Extra-Curricular Activities

You have not experienced high school unless you get involved outside of the classroom! The list of extra-curricular activities is vast and varied! Our instrumental music bands perform several times a year at assemblies and music festivals, our musical theatre and drama productions keep students busy in the first and second terms, our athletic programme produces top-calibre teams and our school spirit is evident every time we have a students’ council activity.

Many of our students take part in international field trips, as well. In recent years, our musicians and athletes have travelled to England, Wales, Cuba, Ireland, and New Zealand. Senior art students have ventured to Venice, Athens, and New York City. Senior French students took a voyage to Paris while international business students toured Japan! We have also offered Canadian history trips to France, Belgium, and Germany. Students interested in world outreach have been on working vacations to Zambia, Cambodia, and Ecuador.

Academic Pursuits

The thrill of competition is not exclusive to our athletic programme! Mentor students regularly test themselves against the rest of the province and country in math and science competitions! The Mentor Mock Trial team and Model UN team have been very successful in recent years, as well!

As well, the school has hosted a speaker series over the past few years that has given our students the opportunity to hear from such world newsmakers as Emmanuel Jal, Chris Hadfield, and Rick Hansen.

High School Staff

Mentor College hires only qualified teachers with a high school subject specialty and a warm and sensitive attitude towards students.

hspPeer influence here is positive…students entering Mentor College are motivated to rise to the challenge in their new academic environment.

David Whyte, High School Principal

Mr. Whyte holds a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Administration and Bachelor degrees in Science and Education. As well as classroom teaching experience, he has many additional qualifications including Special Education and Guidance.