Matrix Academy is a remote private school in Toronto, Canada, which features many components of traditional schooling. Our teachers and administrative staff use Zoom and Ayotree, an online education platform, to interact with students. While learning online, students sharpen their digital skills, which prepares them to excel in our technologically advanced world. Matrix Academy also helps students develop strong academic skills, critical and independent thinking abilities, and self-confidence, which is essential for their future career path.

Similar to traditional schooling, Matrix Academy gives students the opportunity to meet peers from all around the world. Our classes are taught in real-time, which allows teachers and students to interact with each other on Zoom. Students are encouraged to answer questions, engage in discussions, use a virtual whiteboard, make presentations and work on projects.

Furthermore, Matrix Academy offers extracurricular activities. For instance, every year, our students participate in the Poetry in Voice workshop with a professional poet, compete in a math contest and they have the opportunity to attend our writing club or English summer camp.

School Organization

Our secondary school year has three semesters. This gives students the opportunity to accumulate their high school credits faster, which helps them smoothly transition to post-secondary studies.

Our school is organized as follows:

The first semester runs from September to December; the second semester is from January to April; and the third semester is from May to June. There is also a summer semester from July to August.

Please note that courses are subject to availability. Contact Matrix Academy using our Contact Us form to find out which courses are currently available. We will provide you with our school’s program and course calendar for the upcoming academic year (or click on the link below). Currently, we are mainly offering grade 11-12 courses.



The primary purpose of assessments and evaluations at schools is to improve students’ learning. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation helps teachers identify students’ difficulties with the curriculum as well as any weaknesses with the course materials. As a result, instructors can adapt the curriculum and teaching methods to meet students’ needs and determine the overall effectiveness of the programs and classroom practices.

Assessments and evaluations must be based on the following four categories of knowledge and skills. Each one is outlined in the Ontario Curriculum for grades 9-12.

a. Knowledge/Understanding
b. Thinking/Inquiry
c. Communication
d. Application

The letter or percentage grade reflects the student’s overall academic achievement and their ability to meet the course expectations which are outlined in the curriculum.

The Academic Grading Scheme

The grading scheme is divided into five levels which are described below. Each one corresponds to a different level of academic achievement.

A- 80-100% (Level 4): This is a very high to an outstanding level of academic achievement and the student’s work is above the provincial standard.

B- 70-79% (Level 3): This is a high level of academic achievement and the student’s work meets the provincial standard. A student achieving marks at this level is well prepared for the next grade level or course.

C- 60-69% (Level 2): This is a moderate level of achievement and the student’s work is below, but approaching, the provincial standard.

D- 50-59% (Level 1): This is a passable level of achievement and the student’s work is below the provincial standard.

F- Below 50% (Insufficient achievement of the curriculum expectations): The student will not receive a credit for the course.


Prerequisites are courses that must be taken prior to moving to the next academic level. These rules are outlined in the Ontario secondary school curriculum guidelines. Thus, the Grade 11 Functions course is a prerequisite to Grade 12 Advanced Functions. However, there are courses that do not require prerequisites and, as a result, students can take them at any time. For example, International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M) does not require any prerequisite(s).

Prerequisite Waivers & The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

If a student is planning to take an individual course that requires a prerequisite they may be eligible for a prerequisite waiver. To waive a prerequisite the student must provide documentation showing that they have earned credits in courses that are similar in content and expectations to the prerequisite course and/or the student has successfully demonstrated their knowledge and skills needed for the course through taking Matrix Academy tests.

Students who plan to earn the OSSD and wish to receive credits for courses that they have previously taken must complete a PLAR assessment instead of going through the waiver process.

The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a formal evaluation and  accreditation process. By completing this assessment, students can obtain credits for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma  (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of a secondary school in Ontario. This prior learning is assessed and evaluated to determine whether the student has met the provincial course expectations.

For students who are transferring to Matrix Academy from homeschooling, a non-inspected private school, or a school outside Ontario, principals will grant equivalency credits for placement purposes based on their evaluation of the student’s  previous learning. This evaluation is based on the same standards of achievement as credits granted to students who have taken the courses.


There is a final exam at the end of each course at our school. All the final exams are held under school administration or proctor supervision. Students who cannot complete their exams online are required to select a proctor that must be approved by Matrix Academy. If the school cannot provide their own proctor for an online examination, students will be required to have a proctor approved by Matrix Academy.

To learn more about our examination and proctor guidelines, fill out the Matrix Academy Contact Us form.