High School Abroad in Canada: SHOULD or NOT???
There is common way to study in Canada after completing high school program, but in recent years, many parents choose to give their children a change to study earlier because of its undeniable benefits.
There are many countries with the best education, extremely good living and learning environment for your children. However, in order to optimize the investment for studying abroad, parents should consider employment and settlement opportunities after graduating in the country where they intend to study abroad, and Canada is a such a great place for “Try before you trust”.
1. High school education system in Canada:
The high school education system in Canada is divided into two groups, public and private, with the following specific characteristics:
A. Public school system:
Directly managed by the provincial government, responsible for the curriculum and funded by the state budget. Public schools have homestay programs (living with the natives) for international students.
You can refer to the public school system here
B. Private school system:
Operated primarily from tuition and investment by independent individuals or organizations. Classes often have fewer students and are more proactive in the curriculum, but the quality and curriculum still must be approved by provincial governments. For international students, you can choose to stay in a dormitory at the school or homestay.
Note: Both public and private schools have language courses (English – French) to support international students.
2. So do you know the best age to start studying in Canada right from high school?
– To graduate with a Canadian High School diploma, you must study here for 2 years or more, so the age of 15 -16 (9th-10th grade) is the most suitable.
– Another thing is Canada’s secondary education system is different from Vietnam, students will start high school program from grade 9 to grade 12.
3. Practical benefits from studying high school in Canada:
+ Be more self-reliance, challenging yourself in a new environment
Studying abroad means leaving your family and taking care of yourself and being proactive in solving problems around you. These motivate students to learn to be more independent and proactive in everything.
+ English improvement and early adaptation to the area
Be learned and improve your English skills more before entering university. As a solid foundation for international students to understand the lessons and be confident in communication. In addition, students will adapt to the new culture sooner, not be like a fish out of water.
+ Understanding future orientation
The Canadian education program began to orientate children early on, and children will be exchanged with experts about their interests and abilities, thereby creating a suitable and career-oriented learning pathway in the future.
+ Creating a foundation for development at prestigious universities
After completing the high school program, all students have the opportunity to be admitted to the prestigious colleges and universities in all Canadian provinces.
4. Requirements for studying high school in Canada are relatively “easier to breathe”
Studying in Canada High school for international students has relatively easier learning and financial requirements than other countries. Specifically:
- – Admission requirements: Students have the average score of 6.0 and above in the recent academic years and are not required to have an IELTS certificate (or equivalent English certificates).
- – Financial conditions: Students must meet financial proof procedures. In order to be granted a Canadian student visa for high school, the international student family must ensure that they have sufficient funds to pay during their study in Canada.
In Canada, high school education is the foundation for adolescents to have the right orientation in developing their thinking, strengths and soft skills. If you are wondering about choosing school, please contact us for more support!