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The Benefits of Volunteerism

In order to lend a hand to our fellow Ottawa residents who are in a time of need, and in…

Urban Adventure Trip

The Urban Adventure Trip is an overnight trip that is planned and executed by the Grade 9 and 10 students at the beginning of the school year and takes them to a location outside of Ottawa.

Authentic World of Learning

The AWOL Program provides students with real-world learning opportunities.

Independent Work Period

The weekly schedule balances the delivery of curriculum content with independent work periods.

Odyssey Trip

The Urban Adventure Trip is an overnight trip that is planned and executed by the Grade 9 and 10 students at the beginning of the school year and takes them to a location outside of Ottawa.

Community Meetings

Weekly meetings provide students with the opportunity to review what the group achieved in the previous week.

Entrepreneurship

Each year students work in groups to develop a small business for their group such as baking and selling breads.

Culinary Program

The Cooking Program at The Element nurtures this philosophy— students must try what is being cooked for them.

Community Service

As part of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest Program, students help plant, weed and harvest vegetables that then get distributed throughout Food Banks in Ottawa.

Evaluation

The final course grade is reflective of the student’s achievement of the course expectations.