Summer at Crescent

Crescent doesn’t slow down in July and August when regular classes are out. Our campus is bustling with activity all summer long.
Summer Programs
Summer Academic Program

Summer Courses

Credit Course Offerings – Summer 2017
Course offerings may change in response to enrolment. Check this page for updates.
Classes run from Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
There is no school on Monday, July 3 in lieu of Canada Day

Space is limited - registration starts January 30, 2017
(Read the 
Code of Conduct before registering)

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  • Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic (CHC2D)

    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 communications 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
  • Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)

    This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and accurate triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

    Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MPM1D)

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  • Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH3U)

    This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. This course is taught and evaluated to a high standard. Successful completion SCH3U in our Summer Academic Program will allow a student to enter Advanced Placement Chemistry, which is offered at Crescent School, with confidence.

    Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10 Academic
  • Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U) 

    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 interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

    Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10 Academic
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (BAF3M)

    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis and ethics and current issues in accounting.

    Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Grade 9.
  • Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (MCF3M) 

    This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. 

    Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

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  • Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation (MHF4U)

    This is our flagship 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. This is a thorough, fast-paced course, taught and evaluated to Crescent School's high standards. Students report that taking Advanced Functions at Crescent School in the summer before Grade 12 prepares them extremely well for further study in mathematics.

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     Functions, Grade 11, (MCR3U) University Preparation (Crescent Students may not use this as a pre-requisite for AP Calculus, MCV4U-1)
  • Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation (MDM4U)

    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
  • Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation (SPH4U) *COURSE FULL*

    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 analyse, 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
  • English, Grade 12, University Preparation (ENG4U)

    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 analyse 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