SATEC @ W A Porter Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
SATEC @ W.A. Porter CI is the Scarborough Academy for Technological, Environmental and Computer Education, a school with a specialized program for students who want to be successful citizens of the 21st century. SATEC offers an innovative program that combines rigorous academics with in-depth applications of technology, computer and environmental studies. SATEC provides a climate for structured and accountable learning with high academic and citizenship expectations for all students, including student uniforms and adherence to a code of behaviour. The curriculum stresses the importance of study skills, ethics, and personal accountability. We offer exciting leadership opportunities with an extensive array of school organizations and teams.
Students learn in a fully networked environment in which computer and digital technology are integrated into the curriculum. Whether they choose to pursue a career in an environmental, technological or computer related field or wish to excel in a more traditional profession, students acquire skills at SATEC that are essential for success in today's world. Our courses across all disciplines investigate current environmental issues using experiential learning, investigation and research. SATEC's senior program includes certification in CISCO Networking and A+ Hardware & Software.
Specialist High Skills Major
The Ministry of Education has granted SATEC the authority to offer students the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in either SHSM: Environment and SHSM: Information & Computer Technology (Networking). The SHSM program prepares students for a multitude of careers on all four pathways (university, college, apprenticeship & workplace) and also allows them to find their passion– a key to success. The SHSM program contains a set of prescribed courses, opportunities for job shadowing and allows them to earn sector recognized certifications and training. Graduating SHSM students will receive a red seal on their high school diploma.
Enriched Math & Science
Beginning in Grade 9, SATEC offers enriched curriculum in math & science that embeds hands on learning relevant to today’s practices in industry with dedicated computer labs & scientific equipment. The comprehensive math & science curriculum gives students the tools for success to define their future.
SATEC is a high tech computer academy with diverse program options in communication & design technology, robotics, Computer-Assisted Drawing/3D printing, digital music, digital art, videography, CISCO Networking & A+ Hardware & Software certification. We offer a diverse curriculum to allow students to excel and pursue their interests.
Students Reach New Heights
SATEC students have been setting new heights. Through Girl !mpact, three female students and a teacher from SATEC traveled to Africa to raise money and support for an all-girls school in Kenya. The trip concluded with a phenomenal climb to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro. Our F1 In Schools car racing team traveled to London, England to compete on a world stage.
SATEC embeds environmental curriculum in all subject areas. Our naturalized areas, including the butterfly garden & pond create unique outdoor classrooms. SATEC has won Gold ECOschools status for our efforts in minimizing waste, recycling, energy conservation and community cleanup. SATEC promotes sustainable practices and creates graduates who are environmentally aware.