The University of Cape Town (UCT) has opened an online high school, making it the first university on the African continent to use an innovative online modality to extend its expertise and effect to the secondary schooling sector.
The UCT Online High School is a system that has been created to provide a whole new generation of high-quality, low-cost online and blended learning possibilities for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds across the country. Learners, regardless of where they live, have the option of attending an aspirational school. The UCT Online High School redefines what it means to be a school by putting every learner in the spotlight, exactly where they belong. We are able to provide a cutting-edge customized learning experience for each learner by utilizing the most up-to-date data-driven technology.
This dynamic ecosystem includes:
A fully supported online high school, starting at R2 095 per month, that provides a personalised education for each pupil with expert teachers and mentors.
A completely free online, high-quality, and interactive school curriculum for any teacher or learner to utilize for a wide range of CAPS courses in South Africa (from January 2022 onwards)
A network of blended learning micro schools for students who require the security of a physical venue as well as reliable hardware and internet connections to complete their studies.
The UCT Online High School will begin in January 2022 and will contain the following courses:
From 8th to 12th grade for the first time in 2023, Grade 12 will be offered with the South African CAPS curriculum, a customised timetable for each learner, excellent teacher and mentor support, a diverse range of clubs and societies, and dedicated career counselling and support.
Learners will also be able to graduate on the UCT campus, use UCT facilities for organized events, and take part in a virtual fireside chat series with UCT teachers, among other things.
UCT has had the opportunity to completely reinvent the learning experience. We've created an ecosystem alongside our partner, the Valenture Institute, a South African education technology firm focused on high school education, that can deliver high-quality education at scale.
UCT's Vision 2030 is about more than just making the university viable in a changing world. It's also about equipping South Africans with the tools they need to realize their full potential and contribute to the creation of a fair and just society. And the most crucial tool that every South African requires is a low-cost, high-quality education that will prepare them for work or a university degree. This is one of the most essential ways in which we can reduce inequality in South Africa.
We are a community devoted to solving the continent's key problems, as stated in Vision 2030, in this case through releasing the creative, academic, and professional potential of Africa's children.
To apply, contact or find out more, please visit our online high school website.
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