AYJ is a school that travels. We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures. We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China. As well, we offer city trips to the USA, inter-Canadian exchanges as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Peru and Italy.
Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ.
AYJ is one of only a select few high schools in Ottawa that offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program. By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate.
Report cards and diplomas are not mailed home. For pickup, visit the Main Office. Office hours this summer:
July 3 –25
The office is closed from July 28 – August 13 inclusive.
Regular office hours resume Monday, August 25th ()
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:48
The term Valedictorian comes from the Latin “to say farewell.” Each year, AYJ’s graduating class chooses a representative to say goodbye and sum up their graduating year’s high school experience in a speech at the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Justin Huynh, AYJ's Valedictorian for 2014.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:36
AYJ Wins at the Cappies (again)
Congratulations to Brett Riddiford on his win as Best Actor at the recent Cappies Gala. Congratulations also to the rest of the cast and crew of 12 Angry Jurors on our four nominations, with the most sought after being the much coveted Critics Favourite Play. AYJ has been nominated for favourite play or musical 6 out of 7 years, and has won twice for Play and Musical, the only school in North America ever to do so. Well done to everyone involved.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:26
International Certificate Program
AYJ was one of only six schools in Ottawa to pilot the the OCDSB International Certificate last year. Students who want to have an international focus during their high school career and are interested in traveling and volunteering both outside of Canada and within their communities should consider becoming part of AYJ's International Certificate Program. Graduate with this unique distinction. Everyone is welcome. See Mr. Barter in the Social Sciences Office (room 111) for more information. The application form is attached below.
AYJ’s annual drama class trip to the Stratford Play Festival. 32 of our drama students from grades 9 - 12 enjoyed 2 days, and three shows; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Man of La Mancha", and "Alice through the looking Glass" in beautiful Stratford, Ontario.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:20
Gold Medals in French Public Speaking
Congratulations to Vinith Suriyakumar (Senior Core French) and Anna McAllister (Junior French Immersion) who both won first place in the OCDSB French Public Speaking Competition. AYJ sent two students to compete and both won gold! Both students will be competing at the Provincial level next month. Wish them good luck if you see them.
AYJ KIVA Team #1 in Ontario, Top 8 Globally
KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people in developed countries through lending to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
AYJ’s KIVA team is a global leader in the schools category. Since 2010 we have lent over $65,000 to entrepreneurs in over 100 countries worldwide. We are the number one team in Ontario and are in 8th place globally out of over 1400 schools. We are very proud of our accomplishments so far, but there is still much to do. We encourage new members to join AYJ’s KIVA Team. Everyone is welcome.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:47
ZIPTHRU Card for Cafeteria
This September Chartwells introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card. Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made. The online function of this program provides convenience for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending as well as set up an account to protect the balance on the card.
See attached instructions for ordering the Zipthru Card.