David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement
Information and Communication Technology
Access to information and communication/computer technology is available in all areas through subject-specific and cross-curricular labs. The department offers CISCO Academy, IT essentials in Engineering (Part 1 &2). Thomson innovatively uses Google Classroom, e-learning courses, Promethian and Smart Boards to enhance the learning environment. To further promote student success and different learning styles, teachers utilize technology to provide a blended learning environment for students, including: live events, self-paced learning, collaboration, online assessment and performance support materials.
More Information About David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute
Professional Learning Committees
The Thomson Experience
- New school opening in Sept. 2019
- Local Summer School Program
- Blended Learning and e-Learning
- Eco-Schools Gold Certification 2012
Student Life - Where You Belong
- TLC - Thomson Leadership Council
- Future Aces
- T.A.C. Thomson Athletics Council
- ESL Homework Club
- Peer Mediation
- START - Students@ Thomson Assisting in Research and Technology
- ACE - African Caribbean Empowerement;
- SISTA - Sisters Assisting Sisters To Achieve
- School Action Team
- The Brotherhood
- BOLD - Beautiful, Outstanding Leaders Developing
WHAT SETS US APART
- Specialist High Skills Majors (in Health and Wellness and Information Communication Technology): Allow students to explore careers and gain special certifications and seal on their OSSD.
- AP - Advanced Placement Program: A program recognized by universities as one of the best/flexible programs for preparing Grade 12 students for success at university.
- E-Learning: Thomson was the first school in the TDSB to offer Ministry E-Learning courses that give students technology-enriched learning opportunities and flexibility.
- Partnership with Community Colleges to offer Dual Credit programs: Partnerships with Centennial, George Brown, and Humber Colleges enable Thomson students to take a college course and gain exposure to post-secondary life.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- Scarborough Basketball Association
- SEPT (Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto)
- Newcomer Services for Youth
- Future Aces
- Rosalie Hall Youth Outreach Workers
- Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interview Evenings
- Thomson's School Council - parents are encouraged to become active members
- Parent/Guardian Information Evenings designed to encourage a partnership between school and home for student success
- ESL Newcomer Parent Evenings, fostering an understanding of the Ontario Education System, hosted by our Community Outreach Professional Learning Community.