Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute
||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (June 2009)|
|Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute|
Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.
|16 Phin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4J 3T2, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Cathy Dandy|
|Vice principal||Kenn Harvey
|School type||High school|
|Colours||Red, Black, and White|
Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute is a public high school in Toronto, Ontario. It offers a range of courses leading to all Ministry pathways: University, College, Apprenticeship, and Workplace. Co-operative Education is an integral part of the curriculum.
For students entering post-secondary education, the school offers a Specialist High Skills Major in Business and Marketing. For students going into the workforce, two Business certificates can be linked with Co-op and Information Technology: The National Retail Business Certificate and an internationally recognized Computer Licence Certificate. In 2002, the department won the Kenneth Fryer Award for excellence in mathematics teaching. Classes are integrated with technology including computer labs with Internet access and Smart Boards.
Located close to Donlands subway station, Eastern is readily accessible to students from all parts of the City of Toronto. Eastern Commerce shares the building with Subway Academy I, and it is also very close to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.
Specialist High Skills Major - Business
A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – Business is a type of ministry-approved specialized program. A SHSM allows students to focus on knowledge and skills that are of particular importance in certain business sectors, and to obtain certifications recognized in the business field, as they work towards meeting the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students will graduate with a Business SHSM designation on their diploma. They are prepared for success in the business sector and in the postsecondary destination of their choice, whether it be apprenticeship training, a college or university program, or the workplace.
Eastern Commerce offers several extra-curricular sports:
Intramural activities are scheduled to begin at Eastern Commerce in September 2009.
Eastern Commerce is well known for its elite basketball program. The Senior Boys have won eight provincial championships and many students have gone on to receive NCAA scholarships. Recently, the Senior Girls team has become a success, winning provincial championships in 2007 and 2008.
Despite its small size, Eastern Commerce always competes at the top level of provincial competition in basketball. During the 2008-2009 season, the school became the first institution to win Boys and Girls AAAA Basketball Titles.
- Jermaine Anderson, professional basketball player, Canadian National Senior Men's Team member
- Tristan Blackwood, collegiate basketball player (Central Connecticut State University), former Canadian National U-21 Team member
- Mike Rotch, R&B musician
- Jamaal Magloire, professional basketball player
- Myck Kabongo, basketball player currently attending the University of Texas on Basketball scholar
Eastern offers a variety of co-curricular programs.
The Student Senate supports programs for school-wide enrichment. Other leadership programs include the Eastern Ambassadors, selected to represent the school in various community functions, and Future Leaders, a mentorship program assisting junior students. The School Council meets regularly and assists in the shared decision-making process. Eastern provides a balance between academics and school/community participation.