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Camps & Summer
Summer Academic Program 2020

Summer Courses

Crescent's Summer Academic Program will be delivered online this summer.

Summer 2020 course offerings may change in response to enrolment. Please check this page for updates.

Classes run from Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 17, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (*see exception, below)
There are no classes on Wednesday, July 1 (Canada Day)

Please read the Code of Conduct before registering.

Students are required to supply their own textbook(s). Visit the Summer Textbooks page for the list of textbooks required for summer courses.

*Grade 12 Physics: From Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26, this course will begin synchronous learning at 1 p.m.; beginning Monday, June 29, classes will revert to an 8:30 a.m. start.

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  • Exploring Technologies, Grade 9, Open (TIJ1O) *WAIT LIST*

    Taught by Mr. Carson McGregor, Mr. Jon Itzkovitch and Mr. Tibor Torontali
    This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
  • Learning Strategies, Grade 9, Open (GLS1O)

    Taught by Ms. Trish Cislak, Mr. Rob Messenger and Mr. Jay Shannon
    This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

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  • Canadian History since WWI, Grade 10 (CHC2D) *SOLD OUT*

    Taught by Mr. Sean DaZilva, Mr. Alex Johnston, Mr. Charlie Mills and Ms. J Morrison
    This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenge presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. 

    Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Grade 9

    The Canadian Challenge
    Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, Don Quinlan, Kevin Reed; Edited by Elaine Aboud and Loralee Case; Oxford University Press
    ISBN-10: 0-19-543156-1
    ISBN-13: 978-0-19-543156-8

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  • Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U)

    Taught by Ms. Melissa Pain and Mr. Kelvin Lam
    This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine the skills related to scientific investigation.

    Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

    Biology 11
    Dunlop Gaspar and Redford
    ISBN-10: 0-07-091580-6
    ISBN-13: 978-0-07-091580-0

    Barron's AP Biology (5th or 6th Edition)
    ISBN-10: 1-43-800868-6
    ISBN-13: 978-1-43-800868-4
  • Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U) 

    Taught by Mr. Bryan Balkissoon and Ms. Amara Salloum
    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 relationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

    Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10 Academic

    Physics 11 University Preparation
    Maurice DiGiuseppe; Nelson, 2011
    ISBN-10: 0-17-651037-0
    ISBN-13: 978-0-17-651037-4

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  • Advanced Functions, Grade 12 (MHF4U)

    Taught by Ms. Samantha Pena and Mr. Greg Tessaro
    This is our flagship summer course; we typically run several sections. Since Advanced Functions is a pre- or co-requisite for Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), many students choose to take this course in the summer preceding their Grade 12 year. This reduces their mathematics course load and prepares them for success in Calculus and Vectors, a required course for university study in science, engineering and most commerce/business programs. Students report that taking Advanced Functions at Crescent School in the summer before Grade 12 prepares them extremely well for further study in mathematics.

    This course extends students' experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics.

     Functions, Grade 11, (MCR3U) University Preparation (Crescent Students may not use this as a pre-requisite for AP Calculus, MCV4U-1)

    Advanced Functions 12
    Authors: Barbara Allred, Crystal Chilvers, Beverly Farahani, Kristina Farentino, Angelo Lillo, Ian Macpherson, John Rodger, Susanne Trew; Nelson
    ISBN: 978-0-17-637443-3
  • Data Management, Grade 12 (MDM4U

    Taught by Mr. Michael Stephens
    This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences and the humanities will find this course of particular interest. 
    Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
    Textbook: Data Management 12, Erdman, May 27/2014 (ISBN10: 1259256367) (ISBN13: 9781259256363)
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

    Taught by Mr. Ari Hunter
    This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare for university, college or the workplace.
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
    Brother by David Chariandy
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee
  • Physics, Grade 12 (SPH4U)

    Instructor to be announced.

    From Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26, this course will begin synchronous learning at 1 p.m.; beginning Monday, June 29, classes will revert to an 8:30 a.m. start.
    This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyze, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

    Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

    Physics 12 University Preparation
    Dan Bruni, Greg Dick, Jacob Speijer, Charles Stewart, Maurice DiGiuseppe; Nelson 2012
    ISBN-10: 0-17-652038-4
    ISBN-13: 978-0-17-652038-0

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