Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

at 135 Overlea Bl, Toronto, M3C Canada

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute is a high school in Toronto, Canada, and part of the Toronto District School Board. It is the host school of the TOPS program, a selective math, science and english enrichment program. It is the only high school in Canada dedicated to helping students with careers in the space sciences. The school features several recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence such as Mr. Michael Hussey, Mr. Michael McMaster, Mr. Henrik van Bemmel, and Mr. Clyde Chamberlain. The school provides avenues for students to pursue standardized American Advanced Placement courses in Calculus and Physics C.HistoryOriginally named Overlea Secondary School, MGCI opened its doors in 1972 as one of the first open concept schools in Canada. On October 16, 1987 it was rechristened Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute after Canada's first astronaut Marc Garneau, who regularly visits the school and its students. It hosts the TOPS program and has offered pilot courses in Earth and Space Science, Science Journalism and Cisco Networking.It is the only high school in Canada dedicated to helping students with careers in the space sciences. Valley Park Middle School is the main school that feeds students into MGCI but there are other schools as well such as Cosburn Middle School.In 1993, MGCI was honoured with the Roberta Bondar Science and Technology Award in recognition of the school's achievements in numerous student programs, particularly its Students for the Exploration and Development of Space chapter, which no longer exists. Renovations to the school in 1998 removed many of the open concept elements of the school's original design. As of 2013, MGCI is one of the most densely populated secondary school institutions in the province of Ontario. Due to the neighbourhoods it serves, the school has a noticeably large Muslim student population.

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
135 Overlea Bl
Toronto , ON M3C
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