Distinction Program

At Villa Maria, we encourage our students to excel.

standing out with the distinction program

At Villa Maria, in addition to promoting students’ academic, personal and social development, we encourage them to excel, which is why we have created the Distinction Program.

This program enables students who wish to enrich their studies to earn additional credits recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES). These additional credits appear on their report card. These students will also receive a certificate and a special mention on their diploma.

extra-credit courses

The Distinction Program’s extra-credit courses are additional, non-mandatory courses offered after regular school hours, i.e. from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Each course consists of two one-hour classes per nine-day cycle throughout the school year. Students will graduate with distinction if, during the course of their academic journey, they meet the following criteria:

  • Complete three extra-credit courses
  • Maintain a minimum of 70% on each extra-credit course
  • Maintain an overall average of 80% (including the extra-credit course)

Click below to discover the list of extra-credit courses offered for the 2023-2024 school year.