We are Supportive

Through our programming, ArtOne ensures that talented students have all the resources they need to build the best application possible. We offer a variety of formal and informal programs that are designed to develop a well-prepared student demonstrating the best potential for success. 


This includes the resources below in which our partners work diligently to develop known applicants for AICAD schools, with a clear focus on quality portfolios, and excellent communication skills with a unique focus on English as it applies to art and design's language of creativity, critique and research.

ArtOne ESL and SlideRoom

Basic Arts ESL

This Grade 10 course is a basic introduction to the language of art and design as it's used within the four primary modes of communication: reading, writing, listening and speaking. ArtOne's ESL programming is an integrated with our curriculum.  Students enrolled in ELSA 101 are generally in Grade 10, however based on testing and interviewing skills, students may be placed in more advanced courses. The focus for this course is the ability to manage and use basic readings and research in the classroom. 

Intermediate Arts ESL

This Grade 11 course builds on the work of the ESLA 101, but is much more focused on the student's ability to explain their work in a critique or a similar interactive setting.  ArtOne's ESL programming is an integrated with our curriculum.  Students enrolled in ELSA 201 are generally in Grade 11, however based on skills, students may be placed in more advanced courses. The focus for this course is the student's basic level of language fluency in arts-oriented research, writing and speaking. 

Advanced Arts ESL

This Grade 12 course builds on the work of the previous courses and does include content associated with the arts, but the focus shifts to an overall fluency with English.  ArtOne's ESL programming is an integrated with our curriculum.  Students enrolled in ELSA 301 are generally in Grade 12, however based on skills, students may be placed in ESLA 401/402 Intensive. The focus for this course is to prepare the student for a formal admissions interview with an AICAD Network school.  

Intensive Arts ESL

Offered after graduation from high school, this course is a year-long intensive course covering the same content as ESLA 101, ESLA 201 and ESLA 301.

AICAD SlideRoom

ArtOne students can upload their artwork to the AICAD SlideRoom to receive feedback from AICAD faculty. This is not a formal application to any of the participating colleges, but rather a special opportunity for informal portfolio critique to help students improve.