Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) is a program which allows students to remain in their home community while taking a rich variety of ministry inspected courses toward their high school diploma. Our staff are excited about starting this new year and are keeping very busy keeping up with all the demands of new registrations and all else that goes with the beginning of a new school year.
If you are interested in partnering with KiHS to begin offering a full secondary program in your community for the start of the next school year using Internet Technologies, please contact the administration office in Balmertown at 807 735 1381 ext. 1302, to ask about the process.
History of KiHS
Keewaytinook Internet High School began in 1999 at the request of Keewaytinook Okimakanak (Northern Chiefs Tribal Council.) The Chiefs of KO were responding to a need from parents and students to allow young people to receive high school education without having to leave their home communities. KiHS began as a pilot project for grade 9 students. In the first few years, only a handful of applied junior level courses were offered to a small number of communities, but over the next decade and more, KiHS has grown to include partnerships with 13 communities. Course offerings range from grade 9 to grade 12, in all streams (locally developed, applied, academic, workplace, college, or university preparation), and in all subject areas (English, math, science, native language, arts, technology, business, co-op, phys ed, humanities, Canadian and World studies). We also introduced some College level curriculum through our partnership with Cisco Systems. Cisco Online Academy offers computer and network based training for a variety of skill levels, from the beginner to the advanced engineer level network analyst. If you are interested in any of these areas, come to KIHS and see what the future has in store for you.
Future with KiHS
KiHS is moving in a very positive direction as we plan and develop courses to meet the needs of the students we are working with in terms of academic programming, mature student assessments, special education and many more. KiHS is into its 16th year of operation and the success has been continuing in the positive direction since the start. With KiHS it is not just possible to obtain your OSSD, but also possible to gain the requirements to enter many jobs in the workforce and many college and university programs. Not many schools in northwestern Ontario can make the same claim. Our dedicated teachers are with your students every day in your communities, helping to guide them through towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and to the opportunities that await them in the future.
If you have any questions about our program or about how to host a KiHS classroom in your community, or if you would like to take courses from us, please feel free to contact the office at any time or drop in to one of our community classrooms if there is one where you live. KiHS may be just the place to fit your needs.