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Academic Support

Teaching with Care

Apex Academy Online teachers are selected not only for their passion for teaching, but also for their empathy and commitment to student success. They work hard to bring a personalized approach to online learning through initiating regular person-to-person communications in the form of video conferencing to ensure students are setup for success. The teacher-student connection starts at the beginning of the course by initiating a video conference to introduce themselves. Here, the teacher determines the student’s learning style as well as identifying any issues they may have had with similar courses in the past. A second video conference is also conducted after the student completes their first module to review their understanding of the material and are ready to move forward with confidence.

Our teachers use a variety of assessments throughout their courses and can tailor them to best suit the needs of individual students. If any questions arise during the course, students and parents can contact teachers using direct messaging in Canvas, and guidance counsellors or the Principal via email.

Committed to Student Success

Apex Academy Online students have been accepted into the following post-secondary institutions:

University of Toronto
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York University
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Our Teaching Team

Our Experienced
Teachers

Raquel Drabkin

Raquel has been a full-time teacher for five years at the intermediate and secondary levels both online and offline. Before she became a full-time teacher, Raquel studied Psychology and History at York University and went on to complete a Masters of Teaching degree at OISE.

Raquel has a strong background in the social sciences and truly enjoys teaching it because social science courses teach students about meaningful social issues, builds research skills, and help students become active global citizens. She also teaches business courses.

Magdalene Stavrou

Magdalene Stavrou

Magdalene completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in English, Psychology, and Education through Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Teaching in English and Social Science from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Magdalene worked as a teacher both in Toronto and in Japan, and is now excited to continue her career in the private sector. 

Her ideology to life and learning centers around self-discovery and personal growth, with an emphasis on critical thinking, adaptability, and resiliency.

Stephanie Burgoyne

Stephanie Burgoyne

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received a PhD in mathematics and of the University of New Brunswick where she received a Bachelor of Education. Stephanie has taught for various school boards in New Brunswick and Ontario, specializing in mathematics and French.

She has also served as a university instructor, teaching mathematics courses for education and business technology departments.  Stephanie enjoys teaching a variety of subjects, including mathematics, science, French and music. During her leisure time, she enjoys playing music, exercising and gardening. 

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Our Guidance Team

Our Experienced
Guidance Counsellors

At Apex Academy Online, our guidance counsellors are committed to support Apex students in the successful completion of their courses. They are experts in their field, accessible, authentic, and committed to helping our students reach their goals. They have extensive knowledge of the curriculum and assessment methods, as well as domestic and international postsecondary applications, and are well equipped to help support students’ social-and emotional wellbeing, as well as their academic and career goals.  

At Apex Academy Online, we believe that no student should feel alone in the online classroom. Students are partnered with a guidance counsellor and encouraged to stay in contact to discuss their academic journey, challenges they might be facing, as well as goal setting for post-secondary education. When a student registers, their assigned guidance counsellor will contact them and offer a video conference to talk about any challenges they may have faced in their academic journey, as well as post-secondary aspirations. Our guidance counsellors work closely with the student’s teacher and our principal to support them throughout their time at Apex Academy Online. 

Guidance Services

At Apex Academy Online, we know our students need support beyond the virtual classroom.

We are committed to helping each of them with their educational journey and are here to mentor and support them in achieving academic success based on their unique goals and aspirations.

Whether looking at educational pathways leading to university or college, planning course selections, or researching scholarship opportunities, our students are provided comprehensive resources to help them make informed decisions. They can also speak directly to our guidance counsellors via email or face-to-face during virtual office hours.

Rest assured; we take a holistic approach.

Not only are we focused on helping students achieve post-secondary goals, but we also offer support in adapting to online learning and assisting students with different learning styles. We understand the issues that students’ face and are committed to creating an environment where they can thrive.

Guidance Features

Our guidance counsellors are passionate, engaged, and available to assist students with the following:

  • Helping create learning plans, effective study spaces, and developing time management skills
  • Accommodating diverse learning styles and adapting them to suit our learning environment using active collaboration between student, teacher, and guidance counsellor
  • Identifying university or college programs and admission requirements best suited for their interests and skills
  • Recommending scholarship and bursary opportunities to support finances
  • Sharing career opportunities for students who may not wish to continue education after high school
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Academic Accommodations


We recognize that students are unique. When accommodations are needed, our teachers and guidance counsellors work in tandem to provide meaningful adaptations to the course delivery to keep students on track and engaged.

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Academic Integrity


Having high academic standards is an important pillar of online learning and something we take to heart. Integrity builds trust between student and teacher, gives meaningful value to the course curriculum, and provides a true sense of accomplishment in earning your diploma.

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Course Assessments & Evaluation


Course assessments, evaluations, and the final exam are structured the same as those in taken in a typical school. Along with regular quizzes and tests, teachers will also use video conferencing throughout the course to help them assess the student’s understanding and ability to apply the course concepts.

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Final Exams


We have partnered with Proctorio, our automated proctoring tool, that allows each student to take their tests and exam in a convenient way, avoiding the need to schedule an exam or find your own proctor.

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OUAC & OCAS Applications


Applying for post-secondary admission can be a stressful process, but we’ve got your back. We happily support our students with applications to OUAC, OCAS, and out of Province/Country universities.

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Student Records


We forward completed midterm and final report cards to our students’ home school for inclusion on their transcript as well as OUAC or OCAS as needed.

Forward Thinking Approach

A Vision of Student Success

We believe in engaging students with the types of tools and digital resources they’re accustomed to in their daily lives. We’ve modernized the delivery of the Ontario curriculum to keep learners curious, motivated, and passionate about the subjects they’re studying.
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Innovative Digital Content

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Modern Learning Design

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Robust Academic Support

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