Students' transition to university can be challenging due to gaps in student experience. High school education is rooted in knowledge-based delivery, while universities shift their emphasis towards critical thinking. Through strong collaborations between graduate students, faculty, and high school educators, Discovery closes these gaps between learning levels.
We provide opportunities to schools with high Learning Opportunities Indicices (LOIs) to help students engage in external learning experiences that wouldn't normally be available to them
We partner with sponsors, scholars, and institutions to provide education universally across entire cohorts of high school students with no associated costs or applications to participate
We create educational partnerships with secondary school educators in an integrated approach that complements their teaching methods comfortably within their pre-established programming framework
Our program creates learning opportunities beyond what's normally offered in a traditional schooling environment. But, as the skeptical scientists we are, we needed the evidence to know for sure.
Discovery has conducted and published several studies that show just how positive the program's impact can be for everyone involved.
Rising to the Challenge
Students consistently achieve at a higher level in Discovery than in typical classroom
Despite their grades, students find that Discovery still provides them with enough challenge.
Higher Academic Achievement
Students get higher grades in Discovery.
Students with low grades in the classroom excel in Discovery.
The more you Discover,
the more you learn.
Building the Teacher Toolbox
Educators in Discovery get first-hand experience with iterative project-based teaching.
Teacher @ George Harvey Collegiate Institute
“In class, if I'm doing a lesson or a
chapter, they kind of expect me to teach them the chapter. Well, [in Discovery], they do it all themselves.”
Discovery gets educators exploring pedagogy in the University of Toronto's world-class lab facilities.
Educators experience new teaching tactics and designs.
Community of Practice
Join a community of educators to advance education for all.
Simple & Easy
Discovery caters to flexible curricular layouts with no fuss.
Hands-On Teaching Experience
Develop your skills in teaching and educational development.
Mentor students through a multi-disciplinary approach.
Refine how you share your passions with any audience.