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School in Focus: Agincourt Collegiate Institute

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Agincourt Collegiate Institute

“Preparing the students for all things” is their motto.

Located in Agincourt, Toronto, Agincourt Collegiate Institute is a secondary school  is full of experienced staff as well as student body who all contribute and ensure the achievement of standard both in academic activities and non-academic ones as well.

The school was founded in 1915, then known as Agincourt Continuation School, and later become Agincourt Collegiate Institute in 1957. It is said to be oldest academic institution in Scarborough.

Quick facts:

School Address: 2621 Midland Ave., Scarborough Ontario M1S1R6

School type: Public High School

School number: 890722

Grades:  9-12

Language: English and French

Founded: 1915

Enrollment: 1600 students approximately as of 2012

For the school year 2013 to 2014, Agincourt Collegiate Institute features immersion and extended French programs. Together with this, the learning institution also offers a full-spectrum of performance based and award winning music programs. In this school, students earn a total of 900 music credits a year. Various options are available; the student can join the jazz band, perform the wind ensembles and strings as well as join the choir and the madrigal singers.

The music students of Agincourt are recognized for winning numerous Music Festivals including the highly acclaimed Kiwanis.

The school also provides to its students sufficient attention in learning French language and related studies. It is an established fact that this knowledge can help the individual obtain the best positions in many Canadian companies and government agencies. Through the school’s Immersion and Core French courses, these goals are within reach.

Together with this, Agincourt Collegiate Institute has a group of dedicated individuals, counselors and teachers that helps the students prepare for life after high school through a series of mentorship programs, career and technology fairs, work placements and even personal counseling.


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Agincourt Collegiate Institute aims to hone new leaders. And all their programs are designed to achieve this goal. To complete the package, the academy also offers course dedicated for the environment. It centers on the problem about global warming, depleted rainforest, species extinction and shortage of water – and find resolutions to address such things.

The school believes in sense of commitment. Thus, Agincourt Collegiate Institute develops a program known as the Peer Helping Credit course and Peer Tutoring Program. In these activities, senior students extend themselves and serve as peer helpers to those students in the junior year. Through this practice, a sense of family and belonging is fostered.

Agincourt Collegiate Institute is indeed one of the best schools in Toronto where one could have the privilege of education and learning. With all these programs and subjects to choose from, a student is undoubtedly being honed to be a person of value at this fine institution!

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