Crescent School’s Summer Academic Program is designed for students seeking a “reach ahead”, versus remedial summer learning opportunity. Crescent’s high academic standards allows students to accelerate their learning or lighten their course load for the coming school year.
Teaching and understanding happen in class. Learning occurs at home, when lessons are processed and when the homework is done. 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 an excellent opportunity to get extra help.
Students can expect a fast-paced learning 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 five intense weeks in a summer course at Crescent.)
For students with an IEP, Crescent can accommodate extra time 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, students must identify whether they have an IEP at the time of registration, and provide a copy of the student’s IEP to the Program Director by May 31, 2017.
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.
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.
A student who formally withdraws from the program by Tuesday, July 11, 2017 willnotreceive a final grade. Beyond July 12, grades must be recorded on his/her transcript according to Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, 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 September to the home school indicated on the student's registration form.
From Davisville subway station: Take the Bayview 11 bus heading north 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: Take the Lawrence-Donway 162 bus. It departs on the half-hour. This route takes no more than 15 minutes to reach Crescent School. Or, take the Sunnybrook 124 bus from the Lawrence subway station and get off at the stop in front of the Toronto French School. Then walk north across the Bayview bridge to Crescent School. The walk takes 10-15 minutes.