INTERACT Alternative program – new location

The INTERACT program runs out of Oakwood CI (moved from Vaughan Road Academy), and is an alternative program that provides flexibility for students requiring “significant accommodation for serious out-of-school commitments.”  INTERACT Alternative is a non-semestered program, and offers ongoing applications for students in/entering grades 9-12.

From their website:

INTERACT was begun in 1985 at Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute (later ‘Academy’) and was moved to Oakwood Collegiate Institute in 2017. The staff and students of INTERACT Alternative are excited to welcome new students as we embark on “Interact 2.0” – in effect ‘rebooting’ the program for our new school community.

INTERACT Alternative aims to provide the flexibility and support for students which is required in order to pursue their academics concurrently with busy out of school schedules that often take them away from school, involve commitments during the school day, or otherwise impact on their ability to complete their high school education on a “normal” schedule.

For more information, please visit their website (there’s a helpful infographic at the top):

OR contact the program coordinator:

Michael Alex
Assistant Curriculum Leader, Interact Program
Oakwood Collegiate Institute
991 St. Clair Ave. W. Toronto, ON M6E 1E3
416-393-1780 x 20028


HPA application form for 2018-2019

HPA Application 6to8.revised Jan.12.2018

The application form for the High Performing Athletes program is linked above. If you are interested in applying for this program, please print the PDF. Return the completed form and all supporting documents to the St. Andrew’s JHS main office on or before the application deadline of February 16, 2018.



HPA program: 2018-2019

Do you know any students who are balancing a demanding athletic schedule with their academic pursuits?

Do they perform at the provincial or national level in their sport?

St. Andrew’s JHS offers a High Performing Athletes program for grades 6 to 8. The HPA program is an academic program designed to accommodate athletes with heavy training schedules.

Admission is based on level of athletics as well as hours of training (minimum 15hrs per week). Academically we do recommend students who are self motivated and well focused.

Program Features:

  • Supportive learning environment
  • Full core curriculum including optional courses
  • Flexible timetables
  • A chance to work with other athletes from a variety of sports

Applications for grades 6-8, 2018/2019 school year are now available in our office.

Space is limited.

For further information please contact:

St. Andrew’s JHS: 416-395-3090