International Certificate Program

flags-of-the-world-300x300AYJ was one of only six schools in Ottawa to pilot the the OCDSB International Certificate last year. Students who want to have an international focus during their high school career and are interested in traveling and volunteering both outside of Canada and within their communities should consider becoming part of AYJ's International Certificate Program.  Graduate with this unique distinction.  Everyone is welcome.  See Mr. Barter in the Social Sciences Office (room 111) for more information.  The application form is attached below.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:03
AYJ Weekly Review - Sept 12
See attached.
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Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 15:48
Outers Club
Ayj_outers_clubThe Outers Club is back at AYJ.  Our first trip of the year is a hike of the Wolf Trail in Gatineau Park on Thursday, October 2nd.  We plan to do a lot more hiking, camping, snowshoeing, climbing, skiing, etc. this year.  If you are interested in joining the club see Mr. Horn in the Science office or in the Gym.  Everyone is welcome.
Star Wars, Games & Chess Club
yodaThe Star Wars, Games & Chess club is reuniting.  Come get your geek on and join us every Thursday at lunch in room 152. Everyone is welcome. May the force be with you!
Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 15:34
AYJ Weekly Review by email
A.Y. Jackson believes in the importance of communicating with its school community.  In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we would like to go paperless in terms of our communication.  We have sent out a weekly review today to all the families' emails in our database.  If you do not receive an email this weekend, could you please contact the main office on Monday and provide them with an email address.  If you do not have an email address could you please report this as well.
2014-15 Student Guide
See the attached 2014-2015 AYJ Student Guide.
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Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 16:38
Exchanges & Trips Plan 2014-2018

china_dragonAYJ is a school that travels.  We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures.  We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China.  As well, we offer city trips to the USA, inter-Canadian exchanges as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Peru and Italy.   

Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ. 

macchu_picchuAYJ is one of only a select few high schools in Ottawa that offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program.  By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate. 

Attached is our plan for the next four years.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 15:20
Yellow School Buses at AYJ
We are beginning to have a clearer picture of the transportation changes with the addition of yellow school buses to AYJ for the 2014-2015 school year.  We have eight school buses arriving between 8:30-8:50 a.m. and leaving between  2:50-3:25 p,m.   The school buses must pick up and drop off the students at the front of the school due to liability reasons.  We are asking all members of our school community to please avoid stopping or parking in front of the school during the following times 8:30-8:50am and 2:50-3:25pm.  We will be trying to explore some alternatives with the Ottawa Transportation Authority, but in the meantime we are asking for your help in trying to keep all of our students safe in entering and exiting the school while keeping the traffic flowing.  Members of administration will be out in the parking lot in the morning and in the afternoon to assist you.  Thank your for your patience as we adjust to the transportation changes.
Transportation 2014-2015
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority has implemented a number of changes for transportation for the 2014-2015 school year. Students who live more than 3.2 kilometers from the school will be eligible for a yellow school bus. Most of the school pick-ups will be between 8:20 a.m. and 8:40. Buses will leave A.Y. Jackson at the end of the day around 3:20 p.m. Families can access whether or not they are eligible by accessing the and clicking on the icon entitled “Stop Finder”. Enter the name of the school, the number of your residence and your phone number and you will get the closest bus stop (if you are eligible). Some students were given subsidized bus passes in the past; however this practice will not be continued this year. If your son or daughter is close to the 3.2 kilometer criteria but does not quite meet the standard, you can apply for access to an empty seat on the bus by completing an application (available in the main office or on the website under the tab “ polices and procedures”). The school will not be able to assign these seats until mid-September when the school population has settled. Last year there were three special O.C. Transpo buses assigned to help transport students from the Bridlewood community to A.Y Jackson. This year there will be only one. Families can access the schedule for Route 161 on the OC Transpo website The OC Transpo Special for A.Y. Jackson will be designated 161D. If people have additional questions relating to transportation for the 2014-2015 school year please contact the school at (613) 836-2527.   Click here for the AYJ 3.2KM WALK ZONE MAP.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:03
AYJ Wins at the Cappies (again)

riddifordCongratulations to Brett Riddiford on his win as Best Actor at the recent Cappies Gala.  Congratulations also to the rest of the cast and crew of 12 Angry Jurors on our four nominations, with the most sought after being the much coveted Critics Favourite Play.  AYJ has been nominated for favourite play or musical 6 out of 7 years, and has won twice for Play and Musical, the only school in North America ever to do so. Well done to everyone involved.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:26
Drama Students at Stratford Festival

StratfordAYJ’s annual drama class trip to the Stratford Play Festival.  32 of our drama students from grades 9 - 12 enjoyed 2 days, and three shows; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Man of La Mancha", and "Alice through the looking Glass" in beautiful Stratford, Ontario.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:20
Gold Medals in French Public Speaking

Congratulations to Vinith Suriyakumar  (Senior Core French) and Anna McAllister (Junior French gold_medalsImmersion) who both won first place in the OCDSB French Public Speaking Competition. AYJ sent two students to compete and both won gold!  Both students will be competing at the Provincial level next month. Wish them good luck if you see them.

AYJ KIVA Team #1 in Ontario, Top 8 Globally

KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people in developed countries through lending to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works. kiva_logo

AYJ’s KIVA team is a global leader in the schools category.  Since 2010 we have lent over $65,000 to entrepreneurs in over 100 countries worldwide.  We are the number one team in Ontario and are in 8th place globally out of over 1400 schools.  We are very proud of our accomplishments so far, but there is still much to do. We encourage new members to join AYJ’s KIVA Team.  Everyone is welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:47
ZIPTHRU Card for Cafeteria

This September Chartwells introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card.  Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made.  The online function of this program provides convenience for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending as well as set up an account to protect the balance on the card.

See attached instructions for ordering the Zipthru Card.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:44