How does The Element prepare students for the real world?

The Element is designed to engage young people in their education and encourage the development of the high level academic and life skills necessary for post-secondary education and modern collaborative work environments. In addition to participating in a strong academic program leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Element students learn to manage their time; research and present their findings orally; graphically and in written form; work independently and creatively; lead as well as collaborate with others; and reflect on themselves as learners and citizens in order to understand what it is they have to offer the world.