R H King Academy (Gr 09 - 12)
3800 St Clair Ave E, Scarborough, ON
Reginald H. King, a veteran of the WWI, was a life-long educator. He began his career as a high school teacher in Newmarket, and in 1922 served as the first principal of Scarborough High School. He remained in that position until 1954, when he became the Scarborough Board of Education's first Director of Education. The school became a collegiate in 1930 and was renamed R.H. King Collegiate in 1954 in honour of Dr. R.H. King, the principal for the first 32 years. R. H. King C.I. became an Academy in 1989-90.
WE CARE, WE STRIVE, WE SERVE
The foundation of R.H. King Academy's success is the realization of our school's motto: "We care, we strive, we serve". We demonstrate a sense of caring through community involvement and partnerships. We strive for academic excellence. We serve to meet the unique needs of each student. This three-fold mission is reflected in such areas as self-directed learning, a challenging curriculum, volunteerism, professionalism, the development of personal leadership skills and the acquisition of technological and computer skills. The school has recently been inducted into the National Quality Institute's Canadian Hall of Excellence, the first high school in Canada to be so honoured.
R. H. King's Unique Program
A timetabled clinic provides for self-directed learning, student enrichment and remediation. Students meet regularly with an assigned Mentor teacher.
Students must attend a registration interview at which school and home expectations and the unique aspects of the school are discussed.
Students are expected to complete community involvement hours beyond the provincial expectations. Besides the courses mandated by the Ministry of Education, students at R.H. King Academy must complete three additional courses.
Why an Academy?
The academic rigor is reflected in a challenging curriculum. Our unique curriculum requirements help our students to attain academic excellence in their future studies and to prepare for the future world of work. The Academy co-ordinates provide a sense of school spirit and help create a safe learning environment.
Our unique leadership development program encourages the development of leadership skills. The Leadership Pathway is a specialized programme within the school for which students must apply, submit a portfolio detailing previous leadership experience and participate in a special interview. Read more about Leadership Pathway
Specialist High Skills Major
Our school's Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture has a focus in Arts Management. The program includes credit bundling and a dual credit partnership with Centennial College.
Students wear the Academy uniform which provides a sense of school spirit and creates a safe atmosphere.
Numerous co-curricular activities are offered: arts, sports, various clubs, leadership, community, equity, and curricular enhancement. Grade 9s have an orientation day so they can benefit from all we offer.