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 during three daily synchronous Zoom sessions, and during Teacher Office Hours, where students can obtain extra help. Student-learning occurs individually, as a function of homework completion and studying. The quantity of homework is course-dependent and student-dependent; some lessons and topics will have more homework than others. Overall, students are expected to complete coursework through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study by 3:30 p.m. (or equivalent time) each school day. Weekends may involve some work as well. These are credit courses; effective learning requires time and effort.
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.
All cancellations and refunds are subject to the following policies:
Refunds, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued for course cancellations up to May 29, 2020
After May 29, 2020, no refunds will be provided
All cancellations must be made in writing (i.e. email) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
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 (i.e. email) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
A student who formally withdraws from the program by July 2, 2020 willnotreceive a final grade. Beyond this date, grades must be recorded on his/her transcript according to Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
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 17, 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.