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Pre-University (12)

Ready for University. Ready for Life.

Unique to LCC is its Pre-University: Grade 12 Program, which offers an enriched curriculum and personalized academic counselling. The quality and scope of the one-year program not only provides sound preparation for university entrance, it fosters responsibility, perseverance and leadership that will serve the graduate throughout university and into professional life. During this transitional year to university, we focus on the full development of every student. In particular, we recognize our students’ growing desire for independence and self-reliance, which is complemented by the school’s structure and support.

Small class sizes ensure that students participate actively in the learning process and gain invaluable feedback on their work. In this intimate learning environment, students become partners in the educational process and are encouraged to debate, discuss and challenge conventional thinking. Teachers engage, motivate and encourage them to help develop their understanding of key concepts and reach their academic potential.

Fast Facts

The class of 2017 submitted 493 applications to 130 universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world, with all students securing admission to more than one institution.

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Twenty-four students from the Class of 2017 chose to attend university in Canada.

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Members of the Pre-U Class of 2017 were offered a variety of scholarships and bursaries from universities all over the world, ranging from $500 to more than $60,000 over a four-year period.

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Twenty students graduated with High Honours (90% plus) and 17 with Honours (85% plus).

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The Class of 2018 consists of 58 students.

Course Offerings

With guidance from Academic Advisors, students choose English plus five courses from an array of options. They benefit from personalized university counselling, and their progress is monitored to ensure that their options meet the entrance requirements of their chosen university.

Pre-U Course Options (students must select five options, plus English)

Advanced Chemistry
Advanced Physics
Advanced Placement Calculus (AB)
Advanced Placement Psychology (online)
Communication Technology
Calculus and Vectors
Canada and World Issues

Mathematics of Data Management
Political Science
Visual Art

Pre-U View Book

“The memories I take away from the Pre-University experience are great ones thanks to the unparalleled support from my peers and the Pre-U faculty and staff. With the demands of college applications and the academic program, grade 12 was a tough year, but one that left me feeling as confident and excited for university as I could ever be. I couldn’t have chosen a better path.”
Melanie Butt (Pre-U ’16)

“Pre-U was a challenging, but rewarding year. The support I received from university counsellors, teachers and students was unparalleled. I leave Pre-U having gained more than I could have ever hoped. I have a newfound confidence in myself, in my abilities and in my potential as a student and individual.
Julie Goldenberg (Pre-U ’17)