Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy

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Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy
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Address
15 Trehorne Drive
Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, M9P 1N8, Canada
Information
School board Toronto District School Board
Principal Rizwana Jafri
Vice principal Allison Irvine
Grades 9 to 12
Language English
Team name MNF
Homepage http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/shea/

Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy (SHEA) is a secondary school within the Toronto District School Board whose curriculum is broadened through a Student Leadership Development Program. This program extends the base curriculum.

In the September 2006 issue of Toronto Life, Scarlett Heights was named “Best For Business” in the rating of the “10 Best Schools In Toronto”.[citation needed] Students at Scarlett Heights are required to wear a uniform consisting of a white and grey shirt typically with the school's name imprinted on it; with black pants. Entrance to this academy requires students to demonstrate their commitment to a high academic achievement. Students wishing to apply for entrance complete an admissions portfolio, sign a learning contract, adhere to the Academy's uniform dress policy, and commit to a social responsibility component in the curriculum. Optional attendance students must have a minimum grade 8 average of 70% to be eligible for admission to the school.

Approximately 700 students attend Scarlett annually. Most students come from Rexdale, Mimico, Islington, Scarlett Manor, Scarlett Wood Court, Dixon, Fontenay Court, Richview, La Rose as well as other parts of Toronto. The school is served by many different TTC routes, including 73C Royal York, 52 Lawrence West, 58 Malton, 32 Eglinton West and 37 Islington. Like many other high schools, overcrowding on the buses does occur, especially the 73C northbound towards Rexdale.

The school contains a large gymnasium, a weight/fitness room, a library, a cafeteria, an auditorium, four full computer labs, two partial computer labs, an outdoor soccer field, basketball court and a newly paved jogging track, they also share a field with Hilltop Middle School.

The school is also known for holding many sporting events including tryouts for kids basketball teams like Etobicoke Thunder.

SHEA, along with most schools in Toronto, is an ethnically diverse school. The largest ethnic groups represented in the school include Somalis, Indians, Afghans, Serbians, and many others.

Feeder schools include Hilltop Middle School and Dixon Grove Junior Middle School.

The school was once called Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute (SHCI). Scarlett refers to John Scarlett, an early land owner and entrepreneur in the area. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is a graduate of the school.

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Coordinates: 43°41′22″N 79°31′53″W / 43.689530°N 79.531381°W / 43.689530; -79.531381