Functioning…Or Not?

With the end of a lengthy, proof-filled analytic geometry test this week, the functions unit began—the TOPS grade 10 math class entered the world of interval notation, parabolas, and lines while also facing the return of unions, intersections, and set builder notation. They examined relations, domain and range, and the vertical line test, all in preparation for the functions course …

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A Compound Collaboration!

From chlorophyll to codeine, the grade 10 TOPS science class presented their chemical compound research projects this week. As a departing ode to their organic chemistry unit, students calculated element mass percentages, identified functional groups, and further explored chemical and physical properties of crucial compounds. (Author: Eileen K.) 

Grade 8 Info Night

If you are interested in applying to TOPS and wish to learn more about the program, join us for our grade 8 info night, taking place virtually on Monday November 7th, 2022, from 7 – 9PM, on Zoom. The zoom link is We hope to see you there and are excited to welcome you to the TOPS community!

Women of Gairdner 2022

On October 26th, 2022, five students from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, including two TOPS students, were invited to the inaugural Women of Gairdner event, joining 50 students from across the Greater Toronto Area. Hosted by the Women’s College Hospital and sponsored by the Gairdner foundation, the event was a full-day workshop that encouraged networking amongst participants and sparked conversations surrounding …

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Slime or Slime moulds??

This week students from Ms. Hermanovsky’s grade 11 biology class were getting ready for their first unit test, which was about the biodiversity of living things. As a means of preparation, students were chosen randomly to explain various life cycles from Basidiomycota (A.K.A mushrooms!) to plasmodial slime moulds, which unfortunately don’t look like real slime.

2022-2023 TOPS Application Information

Application According to TDSB policy, “Students interested in attending one of the secondary Math, Science and Technology programs are not required to submit any supplemental application or information. A completed Centralized Program Application is all that is required. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, all applicants will be eligible for the random selection process.” In …

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