The SIS programme, in line with the Canadian curriculum, does not require students to write a national standardized exam, focusing instead on a cumulative system, with 70% of student assessment and evaluation based on course work. The final 30% is allotted to end-of-term evaluation, in the form of either an ISU (Independent Study Unit) completed throughout the term, or in the form of an exam, specific to each course. This programme allows for the learning development of each student to be an ongoing process, with formative assessment that is current and consistent, providing students, parents, and teachers with a clear understanding of how to meet a particular student's learning needs.
The programme embraces technology, utilizing the "Smartboard" system; an interactive, student-centred extension of the wireless internet environment, where each student has their own laptop to develop their skills of independent study and research.
Completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma requires students to perform community service, volunteering for a non-profit institution of their choosing. This may include animal welfare societies, orphanages, hospitals, environmental protection, Red Cross, social relief or fundraising for charities, both local and/or international. The purpose of this experience is for students to realize their roles as global citizens, where they can begin to determine how they may contribute to society in a positive way.
Upon completion of Grade 11, students can continue with the Ontario Grade 12 and graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a highly recognized qualification welcomed by top tiered universities all over the world or pursue other pre-university programmes like the GCE A-Level, the Australian Matriculation, to name a few.