Who can join the J.C. Fields Program?
The J.C. Fields program is available to students in IAC’s full time Grades 9-12 and Pathway program.
Why join the Program?
Math ability is not determined at birth. Every child can become a “math person.”
The J.C. Fields program empowers students to love math and science by tapping into the most creative and dynamic aspects of these subjects. The program is led by Ontario Certified Teachers according to Ontario Curriculum guidelines, but J.C. Fields students have the chance to go deeper than the standard high school requirements. Each student in the program will be encouraged to explore topics at various levels of complexity while improving confidence in his or her logical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Students who take the J.C. Fields Olympiad training will be better equipped to receive higher level training and entry into mathematics competitions including the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest, but medals are not the sole purpose of this program. This is a program that breaks down any intimidation surrounding math and science, and allows students to unlock the most interesting foundations of STEM subjects.