Summer Programmes

Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy credit courses are offered in August each year. Daily classes run from 8:30am to 4:00pm on campus and students have the option to attend as either day students or boarding students.

2017 Summer Academy Schedule

Boarding students: August 1 - August 26, 2017
Day students: August 2 - August 25, 2017

Registration deadline: July 7, 2017

Boarding: $3499
Day Student: $999

Deposit: $300
If indicated within the course description, Summer Academy students are required to work on Mac laptops which are available on loan for a fee from our HelpDESK.

List of 7 items.

  • Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MPM1D)

    This course explores mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, as well as measurement and geometry. These topics are discovered through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.

    • Examine relationships, which they then generalize as equations of lines
    • Determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation
    • Explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes
    • Students reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems
  • Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)

    This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.

    • Explore quadratic relations and their applications
    • Solve and apply linear systems
    • Verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry
    • Investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles.
    • Students reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
    Prerequisite: Math, Grade 9, Academic

  • English, Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)

    This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in both their secondary school academic programmes and in their daily lives.

    • Analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods
    • Interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts
    • Create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms
    • The course also focuses on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course prepares students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

  • Functions, Grade 11, University Prep (MCR3U)

    This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations.

    • Investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions
    • Represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically
    • Solve problems involving applications of functions
    • Investigate inverse functions
    • Develop an understanding of how to determine equivalent algebraic expressions.
    • Students reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

     Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

  • Physics, Grade 11, University Prep (SPH3U)

    This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

    Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic 
  • Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Prep (MHF4U)

    This course extends a student experience with functions.

    • Investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
    • Develop techniques for combining functions
    • Broaden their understanding of rates of change
    • Develop facility in applying these concepts and skills
    • Students also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university programme and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to a variety of university programmes.

     Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
  • Chemistry, Grade 12, University Prep (SCH4U)

    This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
    Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
Refund Policy
For the ELearning Programmes, a deposit of $300 is required at the time of registration. The remainder of the programme cost is due on or before the registration deadline of July 7, 2017. The ELearning Programmes are run based on enrollment. Therefore, if a course is deemed unable to run due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be granted. However, there will be no refund offered after July 7, 2017 if a course has sufficient enrollment. Cancellation requests prior to July 7, 2017 must be made in writing and submitted to the Summer Programmes office at These requests are subject to a 10% Programme cost administration fee. 

Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.
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