Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Principal’s Message

            I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all incoming and returning students to Sydney Academy for the 2015-2016 school year.  Sydney Academy endeavours to provide a safe and supportive learning environment.  The various academic programs and extra curricular activities offered are designed to help each student to think clearly, to communicate effectively, to make sound judgments, and to discriminate among values.

            Please consult with your parents or guardians and consider your academic and career goals carefully when picking your courses.  Parents/guardians and students should review The Sydney Academy Course Change Policy carefully before it is signed and returned to school with the student’s course selection.

            The range of programs and courses offered at Sydney Academy allows students many options in selecting a program of studies that best fits their needs, aptitudes and interests.  As members of the Sydney Academy Learning Community, all students are challenged and encouraged to work to their academic potential, develop strong social relationships, participate in our various extra curricular activities, and exercise leadership.

            We hope all students have a positive 2015-2016 school year.

 

Kevin Deveaux

Principal

 

INTRODUCTION

 

At Sydney Academy, through individual timetables, students are given greater responsibility in selecting courses that meet their needs, interests, abilities and post-secondary plans.  There are several important educational advantages to individual timetabling:

            

  1. Students may choose subjects in which they have interest and aptitude and they may take

      subjects at the level from which they will derive the greatest benefit. 

  1. Students who fail subjects need repeat only those subjects or may drop the subject altogether and substitute another one.
  1. The wide variety of subjects provides a flexibility that should meet the needs of all students and thus reduce the problem of multiple failures in a rigid curriculum.

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