Virtual School Program

Imhotep’s Legacy Academy's Virtual School Program provides tutoring and supplemental educational service to students of African descent in grades 9 through 12 throughout Nova Scotia. Mentors interact with participants online or on-site at the Killam Memorial Library on the Dalhousie University, Studley Campus. The program is designed such that every participant has access to a tutor, while also benefiting from the opportunity to work independently.

In addition to receiving tutoring, Virtual School participants have the opportunity to participate in workshops and other fun activities that enhance their educational experience and prepare them for post-secondary studies.

Our Mentors are university or college students with strong backgrounds in science and mathematics.  They are dedicated to the program and provide a casual, interactive learning environment for our participants.

Online tutoring is hosted through the ILA-Skype system which is a real-time, online learning space where students can communicate with audio, video and chat as if in a real room. This program allows students across the province to access tutors.


Tutoring support is available in the following subjects:

  • Science 9 and 10
  • Biology 11 and 12
  • Chemistry 11 and 12 
  • Physics 11 and 12
  • Mathematics 10, 11, and 12: Academic
  • Mathematics 11: Foundations
  • Mathematics 12: Pre-Calculus

Desired outcomes for high school learners include:

  • Improved study habits
  • Improved test scores
  • Improvement in school attendance
  • Increase in self esteem
  • Greater participation in the classroom
  • More positive attitude towards school and schoolwork.