Crescent School’s Summer Academic Program is designed for students seeking a “reach ahead”, versus a remedial summer learning opportunity. Crescent’s high academic standards allow students to accelerate their learning or lighten their course load in the coming school year.
Teaching and understanding happen in class. Learning and studying occur at home, when lessons are processed and the homework is completed. The quantity of homework depends on the course and on the student; some lessons will have more homework than others. Grade 12 courses will have more homework than Grade 10 courses. Depending on the course, there can be class time devoted to homework completion; this is also an excellent opportunity to get extra help.
Students can expect a fast-paced educational environment, much more so than year-long courses. This format may not be suitable for all students. (Single-credit courses require 110 hours of class time; this is compressed into four intense weeks in a summer course at Crescent.)
For students with an IEP, Crescent can accommodate extra time (up to 1.5 times as long) on tests and examinations. Other accommodations should be discussed with the Summer Academic Program Director to determine if a fast-paced summer course is the best choice. In any case, a student must identify whether he/she has an IEP at the time of registration, and provide a copy of the IEP to the Program Director no later than May 31, 2020.
No. Summer courses are not "easy credits". They are accredited courses that prepare students for further study in the discipline. All courses are taught and evaluated to Crescent School's high academic standards and rigorous evaluation, the same as during the regular school year.
A student who formally withdraws from the program by July 14, 2020 willnotreceive a final grade. Beyond this date, grades must be recorded on his/her transcript according to Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
All cancellations and refunds are subject to the following policies:
All cancellations must be made in writing (ie. fax, email or letter) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
Refunds, less a $100.00 administrative fee, will be issued for course cancellations up to May 29, 2020.
After May 29, 2020, no refunds will be provided, unless a medical certificate accompanies the request.
Pro-rated refunds are not available for days absent.
Crescent School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum enrolment is not met. If we have to cancel a course, we will do our best to accommodate the student in an alternate course, or provide a full refund.
All transfer requests must be made in writing (ie. fax, email or letter) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
No. Courses in our Summer Academic Program are taught and evaluated to Crescent School's rigorous standards. Students' final grades are determined by their performance on evaluated items such as quizzes, assignments, tests and the final examination.
On Friday, July 24, 2020, students will verbally receive their final grade from the teacher. A written report will be sent to the student's home in late August. For non-Crescent students, a copy of this report will be sent in late September to the home school indicated on the student's registration form.
From Davisville subway station: Bayview 11A bus northbound to Steeles Avenue. This route detours through Sunnybrook Hospital and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Crescent School. Bus 11 southbound is accessible from the Sheppard subway line.
From Lawrence subway station: Option 1) Lawrence-Donway 162 bus. This route departs Lawrence station every 30 minutes and takes no more than 15 minutes to reach Crescent School; Option 2) Sunnybrook 124 bus to the Toronto French School (TFS), then walk north across the Bayview bridge to Crescent School. This is a frequent bus route and the walk from TFS takes 10-15 minutes, for a total of about 25 minutes from Lawrence subway station.