Real-world learning, real-world results.
Launching August 2024, WIC12 is a year-long, bilingual pre-university program that prepares students for success in university in Quebec, across Canada or internationally.
We don’t just teach – we empower students to realize their vision of their future selves.
Using the globally-recognized Grade 12 curriculum supplemented by several Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students can apply the concepts they are learning to real-life scenarios through interdisciplinary projects, practical skills development, and collaborating with professionals in their fields of interest.
The WIC12 Difference
Students who have a clearer idea of the path they wish to pursue in higher education will appreciate the more direct path to university that a Pre-U program provides. The balance of autonomy and in-person instruction offered at WIC12 helps students prepare for the demands of higher education.
Students are given opportunities to excel and lead with purpose in three pathways:
- Social science/liberal arts
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LEARNING & PERSONAL SUCCESS
WIC12 takes a holistic approach to learning and personal success. To deepen students’ academic and experiential learning, WIC12 offers extra-curricular programming in the performing arts, sports/fitness, and cultural activities to complement the core courses in their chosen pathway and to provide students with an enriching educational experience.
These extra-curricular activities help students to foster relationships, develop leadership skills, and explore their interests inside and outside the classroom.
WIC12 emphasizes experiential learning in the form of internships, research projects, service learning projects, community-based initiatives, class outings, outdoor education trips, and optional international excursions to complement high-quality academic programming. These hands-on learning opportunities and real-world applications also focus on leadership development, allowing students to cultivate their leadership skills through mentorship, team-building activities, and leadership training.
WIC12’s teachers and counsellors can offer valuable advice and support during the college application process, helping students make well-informed choices about their academic and career paths.
BUILDING A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE
WIC12 prepares students for university in Quebec and beyond by providing resources and guidance on university applications, standardized testing, financial aid and scholarships, and facilitated university campus tours in the autumn term (Sept-Oct-Nov).
The Pre-U program offers personalized experiences, such as project-based learning and mentoring, to meet each student’s individual needs and interests and help them make the right choices for their future academic and professional goals.
Paving the way to your future
Through dynamic partnerships with WIC Alumni and community professionals, mentorship becomes a cornerstone of our approach. Students benefit from firsthand insights during visits to local businesses, gaining a tangible understanding of their chosen career fields. At WIC12, we believe in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
Bridging classroom knowledge and real-world experience
As part of our program, students engage in enriching internships tailored to their interests. By matching students with companies aligned with their passions, we ensure they gain practical work experience. These internships not only enhance academic learning but also open doors to potential future employment opportunities, setting our students on a trajectory for success.
Shaping responsible and compassionate citizens
Through partnerships with local charitable organizations, students actively contribute to community service initiatives, making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. We are committed to nurturing socially conscious individuals who understand the power of collective action.
Adventures and athletic pursuits
Our ECAs foster relationships, build work ethic, encourage leadership, instill perseverance, promote collaboration, and nurture creative talents. With a focus on achieving a healthy school/life balance, we emphasize physical activity and mental awareness through interscholastic sports and the arts.
Beyond the classroom
Experiential education incorporates outdoor education trips designed to push students outside their comfort zones. Travel experiences at WIC12 are curated to provide students with opportunities for exploration, cultural immersion, language practice, historical understanding, community engagement, and meaningful experiences beyond the classroom.
Below, you’ll find our step-by-step guide to the WIC12 admission process for the 2024-25 academic year.
Please note that no certificate of eligibility is required for admission to this program.
Prepare Your Application Package
Start your journey by completing the online application form and submitting the $50 application fee. Alongside this, provide the following documents:
- A compelling letter of intent (maximum of 2 pages) outlining your motivation for applying to the WIC12 program.
- Final Sec 3 & 4 report cards along with the Sec 4 ministry transcript.
- Interim Sec 5 report card.
- A wallet-sized photo of yourself.
Early application deadline: December 20, 2023
Admissions decision: by January 26, 2024
Regular application deadline: February 2, 2024
Admission decision: early March 2024
Share Your Story with Thankview
Express yourself through a self-introduction video using Thankview. Once your application has been received and reviewed, a link will be sent to you with some questions to answer. Showcase your personality, aspirations, and what makes you an ideal fit for WIC12. This step adds a personal touch to your application.
Connect with Us – Admissions Interview
We want to get to know you better! Schedule an interview with a member of our admissions team. This is your opportunity to share your passions, goals, and why WIC12 is the perfect fit for your academic journey.
The WIC12 admissions team carefully considers each applicant, evaluating various indicators to ensure success in our dynamic environment. Your report cards, letter of intent, self-introduction video, and admissions interview collectively shape our decision-making process.
The Commitment & Celebration
Congratulations! Upon receiving your acceptance, it’s time to commit to the WIC12 community. This marks the beginning of a thrilling academic adventure where we celebrate your commitment to excellence.