Ontario Optimized Program
The Ontario Optimized Program at HTS provides one of the most exciting educational opportunities for international and local students in Vietnam. This is Hanoi’s first academic pathway leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and incorporates the Ontario Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 12. A two-week immersion excursion to Toronto is arranged in Grade 11 to experience the social and cultural highlights of our sister school, Lynn-Rose College, and to sit the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test.
All subjects are taught by teachers trained in Ontario Curriculum Standards using Ontario Ministry of Education resources. STEM & ICT subjects are integrated across multiple disciplines at all grade levels to emphasize the development of problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation, and collaboration skills.
By completing OSSD compulsory and elective credits, students are provided pathways to Canadian universities and other international universities of choice. The OSSD is a globally recognized diploma that opens limitless opportunities to enter universities around the world.
The Ontario International Program includes 10 periods in Vietnamese per week for Vietnamese students and 5 periods per week for international students in the International Plus extension program.
Ontario Optimized Plus Program
HTS has developed the Ontario Optimized Program, which is a specialized program designed to better meet the needs of our international students while also allowing them to learn a new language and experience a new culture. They will experience the Ontario Curriculum at the same rate and pace of delivery as the Ontario International Program students without the Vietnamese Curriculum requirements.
Ontario Optimized Plus Program students can participate in specially designed extra-curricular activities and could also choose to participate in the extra-curriculum activities which are offered to Vietnamese students of the Ontario Optimized Program and Ontario Integrated Program. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to be immersed in their host nation’s culture and linguistic characteristics through our Vietnamese as an Additional Language (VAL) Program.