Focus Friday is an integral aspect of our Institutes. It is a specific block of time on most Fridays throughout the year, allocated to providing students from Grades 9 - 12 with opportunities to explore, discover, and pursue their interests. Focus Friday is mandatory for Grades 9 and 10. Through guest speakers, site visits, and other experiences, Senior School students are exposed to a multitude of enrichment opportunities each Friday morning. The intent of the Focus Friday program is to develop the whole child and to offer a more personalized approach for student learning.
One of the benefits of the Focus Friday is that it provides an ideal opportunity for students to strive to work towards the completion of one of WIC's Institute certificates. Many of the experiential requirements of these certificates are provided during Focus Friday.
The certificate options include:
- Business Institute
- Engineering Institute
- Health Sciences Institute
- Liberal Arts Institute
- Fine Arts Institute
- International Languages Certificate
- Athletics and Kinesiology Certificate