At Rosseau Lake College, culture is at the core of all we do, including academics. Each morning we gather as an entire community in a circle: we sing, give gratitude, look to the day ahead and generally look after each other. This supportive circle then extends to the classroom, and it is within the close-knit community that students best learn and thrive. We understand the incredible value of our small class sizes, but this is only one part of truly engaging students in their capacity to think, respond, innovate, create and reflect.
Our Personalized Learning Community is a strategic response to the challenge of motivating students in their learning. Our educators use assessment tools and practices to better understand individual student learning styles. This ensures that teaching approaches and learning environments are a direct response to the particular strengths, challenges and interests of the students. As a result, the learner is truly at the forefront of the learning process. Teachers collaborate constantly as professionals to create a holistic learning community focused on building relevant skills and competencies for the benefit of students now and in the future.
Rosseau Lake College believes in providing a world-class, hands-on education with a focus on the environment, 21st Century skills and entrepreneurship. We love to maintain the perhaps unlikely balance of connecting learning to the outdoors and our thriving Outdoor Education Program, while also applying cutting-edge technology in a meaningful way. With a core curriculum based on the descriptions of the Ontario Ministry of Education, Rosseau Lake College believes strongly in understanding each student’s learning preferences in order to foster engagement in the learning journey. By using authentic, real-world problems in the learning process, an RLC education is meaningful and relevant, allowing for a higher degree of engagement and success.
In their 12th Grade year, RLC students are asked to stand before their entire community and provide a statement of Personal Brand. In doing so, the students capture a sense of who they are as a person and a learner, reflecting on individual strengths and challenges and the many RLC experiences that have helped to shape a sense of self. There is no doubt that it is our students’ intellectual breadth, highly developed personal skills, and high level of self actualization that ensures a competitive advantage when applying to post-secondary programs.