Happy 50th Birthday, City of Markham!

Congratulations from Roy Huang, CEO and President of NOIC Academy! We are proud to be part of this vibrant community nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship. Dedicated to providing quality secondary education to international students in Canada, China and other parts of the world, NOIC Academy continues to grow via our online teaching platforms during these challenging times. Thank you, Mayor Frank Scarpitti. With your support, we’re able to take a lead in delivering online education, and our school at 50 Featherstone Avenue in Markham remains vital to our operations.

Great news! NOIC Academy and the Faculty of Science of York University have launched a joint scholarship. Study at NOIC, receive York University scholarship

Joint scholarship launched by NOIC Academy and the Faculty of Science of York University

We are happy to announce that NOIC Academy and the Faculty of Science, York University has formally reached a partnership. NOIC Academy has become an official partner high school of the Faculty of Science, York University. It is agreed that the Faculty of Science International Student Entrance Scholarship will be awarded to NOIC Academy students entering York University Faculty of Science undergraduate programs with an average of 85% or higher. $2,500 per NOIC student and a total of 20 students per year. This award can be held in conjunction with all other entrance scholarships, such as Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship and York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship – International.

The Faculty of Science at York University has five major departments: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Science & Technology Studies. It has opened up to 31 science programs, providing a wide range of choices for NOIC students who are interested in science.

NOIC’s high-quality education is fully recognized by the Faculty of Science of York University. Excellent NOIC students are favored and encouraged by this prestigious higher education institution. With the further deepening of cooperation between the two sides, NOIC students will surely obtain more world-class educational resources and opportunities.

2021 York Science Transition Program for NOIC students

The Faculty of Science at York University is also happy to announce the offering for NOIC students of its Science Summer Module Courses for International Students to help build confidence and readiness of international students for their first-year university science courses.

Program highlights include:

• No language requirements to apply

• All Module courses taught by full-time York University instructors. Click

Here to read about the instructors

• Opportunity to discuss university course material and chat with future university classmates as well as gain a feel for the North American university class experience.

• Acquainted with academic English used in science classrooms that is critical for students’ future success in North American Universities.

• No visa requirements for international students

• Receive certificate of Certificate of Completion after completing one of the individual module


• A series of five summer module courses (SMC) delivered online. Each of these SMC will be delivered for at least three hours of live, online, discussion each week and students will also receive practice assignments and quizzes.

The five-week SMC being offered this year are:

◦Biology course

◦Chemistry course

◦Mathematics course

◦Physics course

◦The University Experience course

Each module will accommodate 250 Canadian domestic students and limited number (50) of international students so that students can gain academic and culture experience to study with Canadian domestic students in the same module(s).

The SMC are non-credit university readiness courses. Students will not need to worry about their

marks because they will not be kept as a university record. We want students to focus on learning and understanding of the course material. We will issue the students “Certificate of Completion” after the completion of the module(s).

For more information, please visit the program official website: https://www.yorku.ca/science/preparation-program-for-success-in-university-level-sciences-2/

Course schedule:

Biology, Chemistry, Math and Physics classes run from July 19th to August 20th, 2021. 

The University Experience classes run from August 2nd to September 3rd, 2021.

Students can enroll in an individual module or as a comprehensive group of modules that work together. They are scheduled so that no live sessions will overlap, allowing you to attend all sessions or just the few that you have chosen.

Who should apply:

• NOIC graduates who will enter university in Sept 2021 or thereafter

• Current NOIC students who are interested in science and/or getting prepared for future university studies

• NOIC students who are registering as a degree student in York University in Sept 2021 may able to enroll at a substantially reduced fee

Course fees:

The fee for each module is CDN$305.20.

20% discount for all NOIC students who register before June 18, 2021.

NOIC Students who completed two or more modules may be eligible for the $3,000 SSTP Award. Registration and inquiry: studentservice@noic.ca

NOIC students invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to join the 2021 Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration

On the eve of Lunar New Year, students at NOIC joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Federal Ministers and Members of Parliament for a virtual celebration to welcome the Year of the Ox.

Prime Minster Justin Trudeau wished good health, happiness, and good fortune to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year by performing a special lion eye-dotting ceremony.
Prime Minster Justin Trudeau extended thanks to important contributions made by the Chinese communities across Canada and the world in fighting against Covid-19. He greatly appreciated the unity and strengths shown by the Chinese communities.
Member of Parliament for Don Valley North Han Dong and Member of Parliament for Scarborough North Shaun Chen (upper right) sent New Year blessings in Chinese and English
Students at NOIC happily enjoyed traditional performances in Chinese culture.
Students at NOIC joined Minster of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, Minster of Digital Government Joyce Murray and Member of Parliament Jean Yip for making and tasting dumpling.

Throwback on 2018 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Chinese Lunar New Year Reception

On the Lunar New Year’s Eve in 2018, hundreds of NOIC student volunteers were invited to participate in the Lunar New Year reception invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Students at NOIC volunteered in the preparations for the Lunar New Year’s reception, greeting guests, maintaining order on site, getting a rare opportunity to communicate face-to-face with the Canadian Prime Minister, Federal Ministers and Members of Parliament!

NOIC student volunteers greeting guests at the Lunar New Year reception
CEO & President of NOIC Academy Roy Huang and Member of Parliament for Scarborough North Shaun Chen
CEO & President of NOIC Academy Roy Huang and Mayor of the city of Markham
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Lunar New Year Reception
NOIC student volunteers
Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant with NOIC student volunteers
Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant with NOIC student volunteers
NOIC president, students, teachers and staff at the Lunar New Year Reception

Happy New Year of the Ox: NOIC students sending out New Year wishes by filming festive videos!

Students at NOIC sent their Chinese New Year wishes to their family and friends by making creative videos and shared how they celebrated the Year of the Ox.

Making Chinese crispy meat by Scarlett

Scarlett shares how she made Chinese traditional food – crispy meat- a delicious dish for the New Year’s Eve dinner.

The Year of the Ox steamed buns by Lina

These soft and fluffy steamed buns shaped like an ox are hand made by our student Lina! It’s perfect for the New Year celebration!

Chinese New Year Elements by Jarod

Jarod shares ways of putting up Lunar New Year decorations, setting off firecrackers and dressing up his lovely pets in Chinese style! At the end of the video, Jarod wishes everyone a bright and cheerful new year!

Experience Chinese New Year in Xi’an by Phil

The lantern exhibition in City Wall is definitely a highlight that should not be missed during Chinese Spring Festival! Phil wishes everyone peace and joy, happiness and health, academic success, and a smooth career!

Special night view in Beijing by Jennifer

When it’s getting dark, Jennifer takes us out to enjoy some special night view in Beijing during Chinese New Year. Jennifer wishes everyone Happy Chinese New Year!

Heartfelt and best wishes by Leo May the joy and happiness surround you today and always. Wish you good health and much success in 2021! Have a safe and fun Chinese New Year!


The week before winter break, students, teachers and mentors at NOIC had brought Christmas online. A multitude of online festive activities had added colours and excitement to this year’s holiday season.

Students co-created digital Christmas drawings
Student created a 2020 digital Christmas card
Putting on Christmas colours! Lego Santa Claus!
A little decoration at home to make it festive
Christmas Story Telling
Christmas poem written by math teacher

Apart from having a good time of online classroom fun, students from the Art Club had also made 200 Christmas cards for 192 senior residents at Mon Sheong Care Center bringing warmth to the community.

NOIC Sponsored RCOSSE Virtual Seminar on “Enhancing Student Engagement”

On Dec. 15th, 2020, teachers at NOIC were invited to attend the virtual seminar on “Enhancing Student Engagement” held by RCOSSE (Research Center for Online Secondary School Education) with NOIC as the event sponsor. The seminar had brought together educators, educational leaders and teachers in the field of online education from China, Canada, Argentina and around the world. It also provided exceptional opportunities and values for exchanging and sharing of recent innovations and best practices in improving student engagement in online learning and teaching.

CEO of NOIC Academy Roy Huang expressed that NOIC will continue to support RCOSSE to provide leadership in the evolution and advancement of online education for international schools.

NOIC Acknowledged for Ensuring Student Safety and Wellness by the Consulate General of the PRC in Toronto

NOIC Academy is very pleased to receive a Letter of Acknowledgement from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto for our tremendous contributions to ensure students’ overall wellness and safety. It is a great honor for NOIC to receive this special recognition! It is also a commendation and recognition for NOIC’s work in providing a safe and healthy learning environment for international students. NOIC will continue to strive to provide students with the highest level of safety standards, comprehensive management regulations and high-quality services.

2020 NOIC Academy Graduation Ceremony

Amazing high school graduation ceremony ever in Ontario. Congrats to all Class of 2020 graduates from NOIC Academy!

IB Five-Year Programme Evaluation Success!

We are delighted to announce that NOIC ACADEMY received an evaluation report from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).  NOIC Academy has successfully passed its first ‘Five-Year Programme Evaluation’. In 2015 we have been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Program and have been a designated IB World School. NOIC Academy offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

We are proud to announce that we will continue to be authorized to offer the IBDP programme.  According to our evaluation report, there are no ‘matters to be addressed’. The report highly commends the school for taking proactive measures to implement IB learning methods, fostering an international perspective, and supporting the implementation of IBDP in all aspects. The results are extremely positive, and reflect well on our learning community. This IB Evaluation Report is indicative of the hard work, talent and professionalism of all NOIC faculty and staff.

In order to ensure the operational quality of IB World Schools, each IB World School is regularly evaluated to ensure that the standards and practices of its IB programme(s) are being maintained. Evaluation takes place at least once every five years. The evaluation processes include preparation and submission of a large number of self-study materials, review and evaluation of NOIC Academy by the IBO evaluation team, and final reporting.

The report successfully identifies many of our strengths and accomplishments. It provides us with some useful recommendations to help us further focus on the growth and development of our school as we move into our next phase of development, review and action planning. We have been conscientious and consistent and will continue to be committed to developing and implementing the IBDP programme which has unique academic rigour and an emphasis on students’ personal development.

COVID-19 Update

NOIC Academy is uniquely positioned to offer seamless and continuous education every day, online, face to face for the full and complete required hours to fulfill a 110-hour Ontario Secondary School Diploma credit. We have been doing online education (eLearning) for 3 years and we successfully moved our entire school to this model for education as soon as the health emergency orders we put in place.

As the emergency measures were announced NOIC Academy immediately shifted from a face to face model in our school at 50 Featherstone Avenue to eLearning through our unique online software. Students are able to see each other, and our teachers and students engage with numerous online tools, very similar to a “real” classroom experience.

In June 2020 we had 137 graduates who experienced full time online education. For our July 2020 courses and into the September 2020 term we will continue to offer this very successful model. Students at the senior level will be able to achieve 10 credits over 11 months online and face to face.

Each week we conduct online virtual professional development sessions outside of our structured class time. Teachers have been trained in our online platform, the numerous tools available for teaching and instruction, and coaching and support to ensure the integrity of our assessments and evaluations.

As an example, for our tests and exams, we have implemented a lockdown browser to ensure the integrity of our tests, and our exams. Further, we have used the support of our online mentors to further monitor student tests and exams. Finally, NOIC Academy has implemented fun and dynamic weekly online games and activities for our students during this time of the health crisis for student interest and fun. NOIC Academy hosted an incredible Graduation ceremony for our students that has been shared widely with thousands of views. The video is available online for the graduates and their families and will be available for them in the years to come.