What are the academic standards at The Element ?

The Element program is academically rigorous, involving students in accurate self-assessment, and individualized goal setting that emphasizes challenge, achievement, and accountability. Self-evaluations and self-assessment are the responsibility of the student. Teachers provide ongoing feedback in a variety of different forms as they assess and evaluate the student’s work. These assessments provide the basis for the student’s self-reflections, which serve as important tools to help the students come to know themselves, understand their strengths and develop the strategies to mitigate any challenges.

The faculty evaluates the students’ work in a wide variety of ways, including testing. The Ontario Ministry of Education’s levels of achievement form the basis of student evaluations and feedback from the faculty. Student advisors work closely with the students to help them to set individual goals and personal standards.