“The entire process from registration to completion was easy, and the staff at Blyth was always responsive to any questions. Our son found the way the Advanced Functions course was taught very effective. The teacher was fantastic and he ensured the content was being understood by having verbal/video components for the assignments/mid-term. Highly recommended!!!”
“Teaching staff excellent and committed to student excellence. I give the staff 5 stars and the concept 5 stars. I gave a lower overall reading for the following issues:
1. Course description doesn’t always match the course content. This happened in context of a Grade 12 health class which required a minimum of 8 weeks of journalling. This was an issue for my child to get his in before the deadline. He was able to switch without financial penalty but he had already done about several days work when the deadline issue became apparent. I would give course descriptions a 4 star due to this one issue.
2. Had a lot of technical issues with proctoring exams and technical issues with the support related to it. Was quite disappointing to see my son experience the stress of the prep for the exam and the letdown caused the proctoring system failing. For his learning purposes it was a good life lesson. However I dont think Blythe responded well. I understand Blythe relies on that third party operating out of India. But Blythe didnt seem to know about the problem at the time and provided no information during the outage or after the outage. This happened during both his exam. Once he got a notice from a proctor that he was late but he couldn’t sign in. My son to email the third party about refunds. In the end we paid for more sessions and they didn’t fully refund us. Never took it up with Blythe as it was clear thar Blythe didn’t see it as their issue despite it being under the Blythe brand. (I give 2 stars)
Face it, Blythe Online is a technology company and needs full-time technology staff during all hours that students are writing exams. You have to be the on the ball and responsive. Can’t outsource outside the brand. You need live people to respond to students who can’t access Blythe technology which includes Blythe exams supported by third parties.
Overall 4 is a good rating and far above any rating I would give the TDSB or competitor online schools that my son accessed. So keep it up and improve your technology staff and you will do well for the student.”
“My daughter took the Kinesiology course grade 12. She found it interesting and challenging. She found her teacher supportive and available within 24 hours of reaching out via email. She is now taking a Business course with Blythe. I would highly recommmend taking a course from Blythe if your child is a self starter, independent learner.”
“The course itself was fine, however, there were extreme challenges with requests made in light of authentic covid-related challenges and individual education plans. The administration was inflexible and the process outlandish.”
“My son took two courses with Blyth Academy Online. Both teachers were helpful and available for questions or advice whenever he asked. The courses were extremely well laid out with interesting content and he knew where he stood at all times regarding his marks. The exam process was also very smooth. I would highly recommend .”
“Only positives to say. Going to blyth has literally been a life saver for my child. She’s gone from hating school and missing weeks at a time to being excited to attend and is now on the honour roll! She is finally achieving what I knew she was capable of!”
“My son completed the grade 9 academic math course online this summer. Having taught that course myself, I have a thorough understanding of the course content and overall expectations. I was very impressed with the degree of difficulty of the course. The lessons were well planned and the assessments and evaluations were challenging and comprehensive. The online teacher interaction was not as responsive as I had expected however with some lengthy lag times between requests for assistance and a response. However, when interaction was available my son’s teacher was very good and knows her stuff.”
“Very poor response time if any response to problems my child was experiencing. As well booking the final exam was very difficult and time consuming. Plus my daughter had to contact Blythe numerous times in order to submit her mark to her school.”
Thank you for taking the time to review Blyth Academy Online. Our average teacher response time is tracked through our learning management system and averages less than 24 hours during weekdays, we’re sorry that this did not meet your expectations. Based on feedback from parents, we have recently moved to a new exam proctoring service called Integrity Advocate, which provides superior service for our parents and students. We hope you consider Blyth Academy Online again.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Blyth Academy Online is a Ministry inspected Ontario high school with credit granting authority, therefore, each course must be at least 110 hours long, much like any high school course completed in a regular offline school. We’re glad that you enjoyed the quality of our teachers and hope that you consider Blyth Academy Online in the future.
“My son is having a wonderful experience at Blyth Academy! Summer of 2020: he registered for 2 online courses. He was extremely committed and successful in the online learning experience and completed both courses with honours in less than 3 months. This provided him with a strong foundation to navigate through his hybrid return to school with his regular school board. Blyth is meticulously organized in its online model of learning with assistance available every step of the way. We would recommend Blyth to anyone who is looking to obtain additional credits or complete their entire grades online.”
“Our son needed to take calculus in his post-grad year and had much success at Blyth. He was unsure about the online format, especially in math, but he managed and actually found it worked out well as his teacher was very supportive and available. He is now at Western in medical science and his first year of university level calculus is going very well! Thank you.”