About this Course
The NEXUS Program is designed for passionate post-secondary bound high school students. Through NEXUS, we’re bridging the gap between high school and post-secondary education (PSE), whether you are planning on going into college, university, apprenticeship programs or other post-secondary pathways – there’s a place for you at NEXUS. The NEXUS Program is an opportunity for students to acquire the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in life after high school!
In the Science Stream, participants will be placed on a deep and exciting exploration of fundamental concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and apply their learnt knowledge in the context of superheroes! Learners will explore how superheroes follow or break the laws of science to exhibit their superpowers, and design their very own superhero through an inquiry based approach, backed and rationalized by scientific concepts. Students will explore topics such as cell division and what important additional factors Wolverine would need to realistically heal instantly. We will cover topics such as aerodynamics to investigate how realistic Superman’s flight dynamics are. Did you know Iron Man’s suit is made up of a fictional element called vibranium that is thought to be based on a real type of meteorite known as Gibeon Meteorite? Come and experience how we merge the natural and supernatural worlds to inspire creativity, inquiry-based thinking and critical application of knowledge!
In addition to scientific knowledge and skills, this course will provide participants with learning opportunities to develop the skills that have been shown to be crucial to post-secondary success: time management, problem solving, self-directed learning and note taking.
Who can sign up for the NEXUS Program?
Anyone in grades 11 and 12 can sign up for NEXUS.
When does it take place?
Weekday evenings - click on each course above to find out when they take place!
How do I know which stream to join?
Participants can take both streams (there are no overlaps in the content).
For participants looking to gain technical knowledge and skills in computer programming and have an interest in pursuing an engineering or software related field, we recommend the Engineering Stream.
For participants looking to sharpen up on their conceptual scientific knowledge and wish to pursue careers related in the science fields of biology, chemistry or physics, we recommend the Science Stream.
How do I sign up?
Click on the course of your choice above and then click Register. Complete the Registration process. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete!
What happens after I register?
You will receive an email from our team containing a Google Classroom class code. Add the class to your Google Classroom - inside the classroom you will find the weekly link to the sessions and all other content (slides, assignments, games, etc.).
Is there a fee to register?
The cost of participating is $240.00 CAD for 12 weeks.
Where do the sessions take place?
The sessions take place virtually on a platform called BlueJeans. All you have to do is download the program once (for free) and use the same link to join the session each week!
I’ve got questions, what do I do?