Camps & Summer

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Camps & Summer
Summer Academic Program 2020

Summer Academic Program FAQs

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • For what type of student is this program designed?

    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.

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  • Are the courses accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education?

    Yes, Crescent School is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education, as are the courses taught at the school.
  • How much homework is there?

    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.
  • What textbook(s) do I need to buy?

    Textbook requirements are indicated in the course descriptions and under the Summer Textbooks tab.
  • Where can I purchase a textbook?

    Students may obtain textbooks privately or through the Canadian School Book Exchange.
  • What is the pacing of a summer course at Crescent School?

    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.)
  • I have an IEP (Individual Education Plan). May I take 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.

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  • Are the summer courses easier than those offered during the regular school year?

    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.
  • What is the drop date?

    A student who formally withdraws from the program by July 14, 2020 will not receive a final grade. Beyond this date, grades must be recorded on his/her transcript according to Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
  • What is the cancellation/refund and transfer policy?

    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.
  • Can Crescent School guarantee my son or daughter a certain grade?

    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.
  • What is the turn-around time for marking?

    Quizzes, in-class assignments and tests are typically graded and returned the following class day.
  • Is there a final exam?

    All courses have a final exam, which will be written on Friday, July 24, 2020 between 8:30 - 10: 30 a.m. (For Grade 10 Canadian History, the final exam will be written on Friday, July 17.)

    Exams will be returned later the same day.
  • Is extra help available?

    Yes. Teachers are typically in class by 8 a.m., and will remain after class to offer extra help.
  • How will grades be reported?

    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.

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  • Is the school air-conditioned?

    Yes. Classrooms are air-conditioned, bright, and provide an excellent instructional environment.
  • How do I get to Crescent School by TTC?

    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.

    For more information, visit the TTC website.
  • Is there parking at Crescent?

    Yes, there is free parking on school grounds. Students may be required to register their licence plate.
  • Is there food service available at the school?

    While students may bring their own food, there is an opt-in lunch program available. Details can be found on the registration portal.
  • May students order outside food and have it delivered to the school?

    No. The school cannot accommodate food deliveries to students.

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