Attendance Policy for Peak Centre Academy Day Students
School begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30pm. Most courses are semestered with scheduled assessments and exams. Physical Education is a year long credit at Peak Centre Academy. The course outline indicates that the course will take 110 hours and highlights the breakdown of each unit.
Attendance Policy for Peak Centre Online Only Students
Peak Centre Academy online courses do not have schedules or due dates to follow. The courses are run on a continuous intake basis and students make their own schedule. Attendance is not formally tracked. Students have up to 18 months in which to complete their courses and have the option to pay for course extensions, if needed. The course outline indicates that the course will take 110 hours and highlights the breakdown of each unit.
Day School Transfer Policy
Online School Transfer Policy
A student may transfer from one course to another within the first three months of registration. If a student requests a transfer, an administrative fee will be required. A fee of $75 will apply if the student has not completed any of the assessments. A fee of $150 will apply if the student has completed no more than three assessments. The decision of Peak Academy Principal is final in all cases involving refund requests and course transfers.
Pre- requisite Policy for Peak Centre Academy Day Students
Pre- requisite Policy for Peak Centre Academy Online Students
Certain courses require the student to have completed a prerequisite course. Peak Centre Academy will allow the student to begin the course without providing evidence that the required prerequisite has been completed; however, it is the student's responsibility to obtain and send the school a copy of his or her Ontario Student Transcript (OST), Report Card or Credit Counselling Summary which proves that he or she has achieved the prerequisite for the course. Peak Centre Academy will not issue the student a midterm or final report or transcript until the student provides evidence that the prerequisite course has been completed. This document may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and attached to an email to
In addition, a student may request that Peak Centre Academy waive the course prerequisite requirement. The criteria used by Peak Centre Academy to determine if the prerequisite course is to be waived is the student's maturity and/or education level. If you are a mature student or if you have additional education beyond your high school record, then contact the Peak Centre Academy before you register for the course to request that the prerequisite be waived.
Refund Policy for Peak Centre Academy Day Students
Refund Policy for Peak Centre Academy Online Students
Please note Peak Academy does not issue refunds for online students. All students must think carefully about the courses for which they are registering.
Student Enrollment Policy for Peak Centre Academy Day Students
Peak Academy has a system is in place to ensure that school staff is provided with all the appropriate information about each pupil that is required in keeping the enrolment register and attendance records. The principal is responsible for ensuring that enrolment and attendance records are accurate and up to date.
Student Enrollment Policy for Peak Centre Academy Online Students
There is no set schedule for the student to complete the online courses or to complete assignments. The student can start the course within 24 hours of registration and move through the course at his or her own pace. The only restriction placed on the student is that the student must complete the course within 18 months. The student will be unenrolled from the course if he or she takes longer than 18 months to complete the course.
Student Withdrawal Policy for Peak Centre Academy Online and Day Students
The Ministry of Education has legislated that students taking grade 11 and 12 courses are subject to a Full Disclosure Policy. This policy states that all grade 11 and 12 courses attempted by students must be recorded on Ontario Student Transcripts. This means that any course completed, dropped, failed, taken at day school, night school or summer school will appear on a student’s transcript along with the marks earned in the programme. There are time lines to be followed. Withdrawals occurring within 5 days of the issuing of the first report card from the Peak Centre Academy will result in the mark not being recorded on the OST. A withdrawal from a Grade 11 or 12 course after 5 days of the issuing of the first report card results in a "W" being entered in the "Credit" column of the OST along with the mark at the time of the withdrawal. Withdrawals at anytime from Grade 9 or 10 courses are not recorded on the OST. If there are extraordinary circumstances relating to a student's withdrawal from a course, an "S" may be entered in the "Note" column on the OST.
Repetition of a Course
Only one credit is earned if course is repeated. In Grade 11 and 12, an "R" appears on the student's OST for the course with the lower mark.
Out of province students or transfers from non-inspected private schools may be granted equivalent credits upon the Principal's evaluation of the student's previous learning.
- "Equivalent Credits" are entered in the "Course Title" column.
- "PLE" entered in the "Course Code" column.
- "EQV" in the "Percentage Grade" column.
- the total number of credits entered into the "Credit" column.
- and the number of compulsory credits entered into the "Compulsory" column.