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Summer Academic Program FAQs


List of 2 frequently asked questions.

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

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

    Yes, Crescent School is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education, as are all the courses taught at the school.
  • 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 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 and can also be accessed through this textbook link. 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 50% additional time) on tests and examinations. Other accommodations should be discussed with the Summer Academic Program Director. Students are encouraged to identify whether they have an IEP at the time of registration and provide a copy of the IEP to the Program Director before the first day of the course. 

    Please direct questions and/or submit IEP documents to

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • 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?

    Cancellations and refunds are subject to the following policies:
    • All cancellations must be requested by email to the Summer Academic Program office at
    • Refunds, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued for course withdrawals requested by May 12, 2023. After May 12, 2023, no refunds will be provided.
    • Prorated refunds are not available for days absent.
    • Crescent School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum enrollment is not met. If a course is cancelled, we will do our best to accommodate the student in an alternate course. Alternatively, we will issue a full refund.
    • If an on-campus course is cancelled, families will be given the option to transfer to a virtual offering.

    • Transfers to a different course must be requested by email to the Summer Academic Program office at
    • Transfers requested by May 12, 2023, if accommodated, will be subject to a $50 administrative fee per student.
    • Transfer requests made after May 12, 2023, are not permitted.
  • What is the course drop date?

    Session 1: A student who formally withdraws from the program by 4 p.m. on Monday, June  19, 2023, will not receive a final grade.

    Session 2: A student who formally withdraws from the program by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2023, will not receive a final grade.

    Beyond these dates, grades must be recorded on the student's 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 summative assessments.
  • 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 summative assessment or culminating activity. The teacher will communicate the timing of that activity at or near the beginning of the course.
  • Is extra help available?

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

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

    Teachers can also be reached by email.

  • How will grades be reported?

    Session 1 report cards will be available on July 14, 2023.
    Session 2 report cards will be available on August 4, 2023.

    Depending on when the final summative assessment or culminating task is submitted, a student may receive their final grade verbally from the teacher on the last 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 grades. 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 2023.

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