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Summer Academic Program FAQs


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  • What type of student is this program designed for?

    Crescent School’s Summer Academic Program is designed for students seeking an enriched and engaging summer learning opportunity. Crescent’s high academic standards allow students to accelerate their learning, broaden 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, all Crescent School courses are accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Can I request a specific teacher and/or friend pairing for my child?

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept or process teacher or friend requests. We place students in classes that best balance the class sizes and the individual student needs.
  • How much homework is there?

    Regardless of the delivery model, teaching and student-understanding occur as the result of lessons.
    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. Students are expected to complete coursework through a combination of in-class or synchronous work and asynchronous study/homework each school day, with additional study on weekends. These are credit courses; effective learning--the successful outcome--requires time and effort.

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

    Textbook requirements are indicated in the course descriptions. Some textbooks may not be confirmed until May. Please check back if your textbook indicates TBD.
  • Where can I purchase a textbook?

    Textbooks can be obtained from a variety of sources, including Amazon, former students, or through the Canadian School Book Exchange.
  • What technical requirements do I need for online learning?

    A computer with a robust internet connection is necessary as synchronous learning will take place on Zoom. Access to a printer is also required.
  • 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, 2021.

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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. Our Summer Academic Program is not for those who simply "want a high mark".
  • What is the cancellation/refund and transfer policy?

    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 14, 2021.
    • After May 14, 2021, no refunds will be provided.
    • All cancellations must be made in writing (i.e. email) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
    • Prorated 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.
    Transfers: Transfer requests must be sent by email to the Director, Summer Academic Program at
  • What is the drop date?

    Session 1: A student who formally withdraws from the program by 4 p.m. on Monday, June  21, 2021, will not receive a final grade.

    Session 2: A student who formally withdraws from the program by 4 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, will not receive a final grade.

    Beyond these dates, grades must be recorded on his/her transcript according to the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
  • Can Crescent School guarantee me 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 within two class days.
  • Is there a final exam?

    Courses will have a final assessment or culminating activity. The timing of that activity will be communicated by the teacher at or near the beginning of the course.
  • Is extra help available?

    Yes. Students learning virtually will have access to their teachers for one-on-one support during their Zoom office hours between 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. daily.

    For on-campus courses, extra help can be obtained before or after lessons, as determined by the teacher.

    Teachers can also be reached by email.

  • How will grades be reported?

    Depending on when the final assessment or culminating task is submitted, a student may receive his/her final grade, verbally from the teacher, on the final day of classes. If coursework is submitted on the final day of classes, the teacher will make alternate arrangements to advise students of their final grade. In all cases, a final report will be mailed/emailed. Non-Crescent students will have their final grade communicated to their home school in September 2021.

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