HTS Online

You, without borders.

HTS Online

You, without borders.

Welcome to the HTS Global Online Campus

At the HTS Learning Network, we give your curiosity all the space and freedom it needs to lead you to who you want to be. And there’s no space or freedom anywhere like the kind you’ll feel—yes, feel—in the HTS Global Online Campus. Delivering the possibility of an exemplary Canadian education to anyone, our all-new parallel world was conceived with a profound understanding of online learning engagement to be a cutting-edge metaverse, with the HTS difference: we’ve evolved the self-paced learning of online models past to bring students, teachers, advisors and more together, just like in our physical world, with real-time collaborative power—a community where connecting deeply with others isn’t just what your computer does. The HTS Global Online Campus is not where your digital self becomes. It’s where you become, from anywhere you want and need to be.

Welcome from the Head of School

Dear staff, students and families,

Welcome inaugural staff, students and families to our HTS Online community. 2023-2024 will be a remarkable year in our school’s history — the first cohort of students and staff, the first year of being an online community, the first year of redefining learning as a team of passionate learners, adult and young. It will be our year of many firsts and one that will be the beginning of something extraordinary.

The HTS Global Online Campus is a division of the HTS Learning Network which has its home campus in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. HTS is a not-for-profit, registered charity, with an incredible 41-year history of providing an exemplary educational experience to learners in Ontario and an extraordinary alumni network making an impact around the world. The Board of Governors and I, alongside many experts in our vast HTS network, have been building this vision for an exceptional online learning experience. HTS is a leader in learning, intentionally charting pathways that are rooted in personalized, interdisciplinary, and competency-framed learning that supports all our graduates to develop as intellectually agile problem-solvers, with a strong moral compass willing to make a difference in the world. The power of personalized learning is not in what we teach or how we teach it — the power comes from deeply knowing and understanding who we teach. This is the HTS difference and promise.

As a member of our HTS Online learning community you can count on:

  • Academic excellence and character development.
  • Student agency through a personalized instructional design.
  • Community — a learning environment and experience that centres connection, collaborations, self-awareness and responsibility.
  • Student Well-being and Flourishing — unwavering support of every learners’ academic, social and emotional well-being as they pursue their goals.

Welcome, we can’t wait to learn, celebrate and make memories with you.

Yours in Learning,

Helen Pereira-Raso
Head of School

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The HTS Online Student Experience

A community of learners bound by passion, experience and a commitment to learning. HTS Online revolutionizes online learning by centring our learning experience on community, connection and personalized mentorship. Our vision for a personalized learning environment is a commitment to know and support each of our learners to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies that will allow them to thrive in the world. We provide a learning experience that builds critical skills and knowledge, and inspires our students to pursue their passions in order for them to thrive in their post-secondary choices and beyond. Our partnerships with other organizations and educational institutions enhance our flexible and enriched program allowing us to meet the diverse needs of our student body. A rigorous learning environment that integrates disciplinary knowledge, key competencies that transcend disciplines and invites every learner to explore the challenges in their school, community and the world. Rigour at HTS Online lives in the complexity of our investigations, asking great questions that lead to deep inquiries, labs and the application of knowledge and skills.

The HTS Online Student Experience

A community of learners bound by passion, experience and a commitment to learning. HTS Online revolutionizes online learning by centring our learning experience on community, connection and personalized mentorship. Our vision for a personalized learning environment is a commitment to know and support each of our learners to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies that will allow them to thrive in the world. We provide a learning experience that builds critical skills and knowledge, and inspires our students to pursue their passions in order for them to thrive in their post-secondary choices and beyond. Our partnerships with other organizations and educational institutions enhance our flexible and enriched program allowing us to meet the diverse needs of our student body. A rigorous learning environment that integrates disciplinary knowledge, key competencies that transcend disciplines and invites every learner to explore the challenges in their school, community and the world. Rigour at HTS Online lives in the complexity of our investigations, asking great questions that lead to deep inquiries, labs and the application of knowledge and skills.

Learning Ecosystem

HTS Online offers year round learning, with courses running in the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions.  Students may complete up to 10 credits a year if they choose. HTS Online provides a personalized, student driven learning experience that centres human flourishing for all. Students have the opportunity to receive an exceptional independent school Canadian education (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) without boundaries or borders.

We offer a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning with flexible schedules to meet the diverse needs of students and families. This careful balance, honours what our students need in order to feel part of a community, build relationships and connections in a virtual setting, and allows teachers to truly know their learners so that they are able to personalize the learning experience for each student.

Synchronous learning includes live group class meetings, 1:1 meetings with your classroom teachers and teacher advisor, small group sessions with the teacher, whole school assemblies and Teacher Advisory Group meetings.

Academic Excellence

A personalized, interdisciplinary and inclusive education. HTS Online offers:

  • An exemplary Canadian independent school education. 
  • Instructional design centres the learner and personalizes their experience. 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). 
  • Three semester program (Fall/Winter/Summer). 
  • Careful balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning. 
  • University preparation with Advanced Placement courses planned for Grade 11 and 12. 
  • Academic and university counseling. 
  • Academic courses designed with connections to global issues, integrative thinking and knowledge building, highly collaborative, 
  • Design principles are challenge and problem based, leading to deep inquiry, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Our Curriculum

HTS Online provides a curriculum that exceeds the requirements of the Ministry of Education in Ontario. Students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), that are supplemented at HTS with additional graduating requirements beyond the OSSD. As an independent school, our commitment is to provide an exceptional academic program, enriched by micro-certifications, workshops and programs that enhances our learners’ journey beyond their academics.

OSSD Requirements

Earn 18 compulsory credits 
• 4 English 
• 3 Mathematics 
• 2 Science 
• 1 Canadian History 
• 1 Canadian Geography 
• 1 Arts 
• 1 Health and Physical Education 
• 1 French 
• 0.5 Career Studies 
• 0.5 Civics and Citizenship 
• 3 credits from group 1, 2 and 3 courses 
• 12 optional credits 

• Successfully complete the OSSLT or the OSSLC 
• Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities

HTS Online Graduate Requirements

In addition to the OSSD requirements, all HTS Online students must complete the following:
• Grade 9 Introduction to Business course (BBI1O)
• Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management course (MDM4U)
• An Experiential Education Placement (Cultural, Service Learning and/or Professional)

 

 

 

 

 

We believe that integrative knowledge and interdisciplinary learning challenge our learners to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for all students to excel in a post-secondary environment.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students who want to supplement their academic program to meet post-secondary admissions requirements. 

Advisory Program where all learners have access to a personal mentor. 

Guidance Counsellor and specialized post-secondary counselling to support and mentor students as they work towards their next educational milestone. 

Experiential Learning requirement where every learner must complete a field study before graduation, connecting them to community service, citizenship and professional workplace skills.

Experiential Learning

Learning is a journey beyond the academic program. HTS Online offers:

  • Community launch program on the HTS campus in August includes environmental, cultural and social experiences connecting students to HTS and Ontario. 
  • Cultural experiences around the world where students learn and immerse themselves among different nations so that they are more globally aware and responsible. 
  • Service learning opportunities for our students to contribute to global solutions by giving their time, resources and expertise in and alongside communities. 
  • Profession-based learning where students partner with employers in their field of interest for an internship experience.

Community 

Community is at the heart of HTS Online.  HTS Online offers:

  • Community building launch program at the start of the school year for students across each grade to connect, and build the foundation for their relationships with their peers and teachers. 
  • Advisory program where educators provide mentorship and guidance to a small group of students over their four years at HTS Online seeing them through to their post-secondary pathway. 
  • Weekly whole school assemblies. 
  • Synchronous learning in whole class, small group tutorials and 1:1 lessons with every course teacher. 
  • HTS Online will have a school shirt that is part of the uniform that builds our collective identity as a learning community.
  • Clubs and Teams
  • HTS House system

The HTS Online Metaverse 

A Connected and Collaborative Community When HTS Online launches in August 2023, our students and staff will be the first to enter our community metaverse using the Bramble Live platform. This unique virtual space will allow our HTS Online students and staff to virtually experience HTS — to gather at the beginning of the school day, wander the halls, post work and collaborate with peers in ways that move beyond standard video conferencing and social gathering tools. It will bring the HTS online campus experience to life and allow our students to customize their virtual spaces to power their curiosity, creativity and collaboration — creating a sense of place and belonging.

Learning Ecosystem

HTS Online offers year round learning, with courses running in the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions. Students may complete up to 10 credits a year if they choose. HTS Online provides a personalized, student driven learning experience that centres human flourishing for all. Students have the opportunity to receive an exceptional independent school Canadian education (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) without boundaries or borders.

We offer a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning with flexible schedules to meet the diverse needs of students and families. This careful balance, honours what our students need in order to feel part of a community, build relationships and connections in a virtual setting, and allows teachers to truly know their learners so that they are able to personalize the learning experience for each student.

Synchronous learning includes live group class meetings, 1:1 meetings with your classroom teachers and teacher advisor, small group sessions with the teacher, whole school assemblies and Teacher Advisory Group meetings.

Academic Excellence

A personalized, interdisciplinary and inclusive education. HTS Online offers:

  • An exemplary Canadian independent school education.
  • Instructional design centres the learner and personalizes their experience.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
  • Three semester program (Fall/Winter/Summer).
  • Careful balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • University preparation with Advanced Placement courses planned for Grade 11 and 12.
  • Academic and university counseling.
  • Academic courses designed with connections to global issues, integrative thinking and knowledge building, highly collaborative,
  • Design principles are challenge and problem based, leading to deep inquiry, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Our Curriculum

HTS Online provides a curriculum that exceeds the requirements of the Ministry of Education in Ontario. Students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), that are supplemented at HTS with additional graduating requirements beyond the OSSD. As an independent school, our commitment is to provide an exceptional academic program, enriched by micro-certifications, workshops and programs that enhances our learners’ journey beyond their academics.

OSSD Requirements

Earn 18 compulsory credits 
• 4 English 
• 3 Mathematics 
• 2 Science 
• 1 Canadian History 
• 1 Canadian Geography 
• 1 Arts 
• 1 Health and Physical Education 
• 1 French 
• 0.5 Career Studies 
• 0.5 Civics and Citizenship 
• 3 credits from group 1, 2 and 3 courses 
• 12 optional credits 

• Successfully complete the OSSLT or the OSSLC 
• Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities

HTS Online Graduate Requirements

In addition to the OSSD requirements, all HTS Online students must complete the following:
• Grade 9 Introduction to Business course (BBI1O)
• Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management course (MDM4U)
• An Experiential Education Placement (Cultural, Service Learning and/or Professional)

We believe that integrative knowledge and interdisciplinary learning challenge our learners to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for all students to excel in a post-secondary environment.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students who want to supplement their academic program to meet post-secondary admissions requirements. 

Advisory Program where all learners have access to a personal mentor. 

Guidance Counsellor and specialized post-secondary counselling to support and mentor students as they work towards their next educational milestone. 

Experiential Learning requirement where every learner must complete a field study before graduation, connecting them to community service, citizenship and professional workplace skills.

Experiential Learning

Learning is a journey beyond the academic program. HTS Online offers:

  • Community launch program on the HTS campus in August includes environmental, cultural and social experiences connecting students to HTS and Ontario. 
  • Cultural experiences around the world where students learn and immerse themselves among different nations so that they are more globally aware and responsible. 
  • Service learning opportunities for our students to contribute to global solutions by giving their time, resources and expertise in and alongside communities. 
  • Profession-based learning where students partner with employers in their field of interest for an internship experience.

Community 

Community is at the heart of HTS Online.  HTS Online offers:

  • Community building launch program at the start of the school year for students across each grade to connect, and build the foundation for their relationships with their peers and teachers. 
  • Advisory program where educators provide mentorship and guidance to a small group of students over their four years at HTS Online seeing them through to their post-secondary pathway. 
  • Weekly whole school assemblies. 
  • Synchronous learning in whole class, small group tutorials and 1:1 lessons with every course teacher. 
  • HTS Online will have a school shirt that is part of the uniform that builds our collective identity as a learning community.
  • Clubs and Teams
  • HTS House system

The HTS Online Metaverse 

A Connected and Collaborative Community When HTS Online launches in August 2023, our students and staff will be the first to enter our community metaverse using the Bramble Live platform. This unique virtual space will allow our HTS Online students and staff to virtually experience HTS — to gather at the beginning of the school day, wander the halls, post work and collaborate with peers in ways that move beyond standard video conferencing and social gathering tools. It will bring the HTS online campus experience to life and allow our students to customize their virtual spaces to power their curiosity, creativity and collaboration — creating a sense of place and belonging.

Co-Curriculars

Through our global partnership students will have opportunities to engage in co-curriculars that best suit their interests and personal goals.

Exploring one’s passions and interests builds skills for life. HTS Online offers:  

  • Hackathons and competitions. 
  • Micro-credential and micro-certification programs like Google and Adobe 
  • Leadership and academic workshops with partners offering opportunities to all learners to build their skills that successfully transfer to their post-secondary and workplace pathways. Workshops around debating and communication skills.

Co-Curriculars

Through our global partnership students will have opportunities to engage in co-curriculars that best suit their interests and personal goals.

Exploring one’s passions and interests builds skills for life. HTS Online offers:  

  • Hackathons and competitions. 
  • Micro-credential and micro-certification programs like Google and Adobe.
  • Leadership and academic workshops with partners offering opportunities to all learners to build their skills that successfully transfer to their post-secondary and workplace pathways. Workshops around debating and communication skills.

In-Person Launch Week

Our school year begins with an in-person meet up during a week in August. We begin our journey on the original HTS Campus in Richmond Hill, ON. This is a week of community building, friendships, exploration and building key competencies for success in our virtual community. 

During their time in Ontario, students not only explore the HTS Richmond Hill Campus, collaborate with school leaders, teachers and support staff. Students and families will explore parts of Ontario, visit cultural and heritage sites getting to know each other while also exploring Ontario. This is an integral experience to our HTS Online program as it sets the path forward for a connected community. 

This experience takes place during the third week of August annually.

In-Person Launch Week

Our school year begins with an in-person meet up during a week in August. We begin our journey on the original HTS Campus in Richmond Hill, ON. This is a week of community building, friendships, exploration and building key competencies for success in our virtual community. 

During their time in Ontario, students not only explore the HTS Richmond Hill Campus, collaborate with school leaders, teachers and support staff. Students and families will explore parts of Ontario, visit cultural and heritage sites getting to know each other while also exploring Ontario. This is an integral experience to our HTS Online program as it sets the path forward for a connected community. 

This experience takes place during the third week of August annually.

Meet our Team

Helen Pereira-Raso, Head of School

Helen Pereira-Raso has dedicated her career to inspiring students to be creative, engaged and curious learners who are fully prepared for life. In her role as Head of School at Holy Trinity School (HTS) and HTS Online, Helen brings a forward- thinking, progressive approach to education that is the foundation for HTS’s reputation as leaders in  learning.

Helen’s career as an educational leader has always focussed on what matters most — developing a school culture in which all learners, adult and young alike, are able to explore, create and learn in meaningful ways. She is committed to professional learning as essential in the journey of educators and has led workshops globally. A visionary leader, Helen has been instrumental in building the HTS Learning Network ensuring all learners, adult and young, thrive. Her leadership and innovative approaches, combined with her passion and commitment to developing learning environments that inspire all learners, are what drive her life’s work.

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Adam Hurley, Principal

Adam is an experienced educational leader with more than 10 years of experience in private school education. He earned a Bachelor of Physical Health & Education, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Adam comes to HTS having launched a school from the ground up 8 years ago. He believes it is essential to instill curiosity in all students, create and foster a collaborative online community and individualize the learning experience to support all learners to achieve their goals.

Adam_Hurley_Principal_Global Online Campus

Diana Cibrão, Academic Director

Diana is an experienced and passionate educational leader with 14 years of experience. Diana comes to HTS having multiple roles in Ontario’s public school educational system ranging from classroom teacher, curriculum developer at the school board level and school administrator. She holds a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education from Ontario Tech University. She believes in the potential of every learner to succeed and the impact of every educator to transform the lives of learners.

Diana_Cibrao_Academic Director_Global Online Campus

Meet our Team

Helen Pereira-Raso, Head of School

Helen Pereira-Raso has dedicated her career to inspiring students to be creative, engaged and curious learners who are fully prepared for life. In her role as Head of School at Holy Trinity School (HTS) and HTS Online, Helen brings a forward- thinking, progressive approach to education that is the foundation for HTS’s reputation as leaders in  learning.

Helen’s career as an educational leader has always focussed on what matters most — developing a school culture in which all learners, adult and young alike, are able to explore, create and learn in meaningful ways. She is committed to professional learning as essential in the journey of educators and has led workshops globally. A visionary leader, Helen has been instrumental in building the HTS Learning Network ensuring all learners, adult and young, thrive. Her leadership and innovative approaches, combined with her passion and commitment to developing learning environments that inspire all learners, are what drive her life’s work.

Helen_Pereira-Raso_Head of School

Adam Hurley, Principal

Adam is an experienced educational leader with more than 10 years of experience in private school education. He earned a Bachelor of Physical Health & Education, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Adam comes to HTS having launched a school from the ground up 8 years ago. He believes it is essential to instill curiosity in all students, create and foster a collaborative online community and individualize the learning experience to support all learners to achieve their goals.

Adam_Hurley_Principal_Global Online Campus

Diana Cibrão, Academic Director

Diana is an experienced and passionate educational leader with 14 years of experience. Diana comes to HTS having multiple roles in Ontario’s public school educational system ranging from classroom teacher, curriculum developer at the school board level and school administrator. She holds a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education from Ontario Tech University. She believes in the potential of every learner to succeed and the impact of every educator to transform the lives of learners.

Diana_Cibrao_Academic Director_Global Online Campus

Is HTS Online a Good Fit?

HTS Online has evolved the self-paced learning of online models past to bring students, teachers, advisors and more together, just like in our physical world, with real-time collabroative power — a community where connecting deeply with others isn’t just what your computer does. We invite you to keep updated on our August 2023 launch by joining us for an upcoming virtual tour of our learning metaverse.

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