Summer School

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." - Clay P. Bedford
HTS Summer School offers students a place to let their curiosity fly beyond the regular academic school year. By offering a diverse summer course load, students in Grades 8-11 are able to find a course in their area of interest and the grade level that is most suitable for them. The HTS Summer School proudly offers Grade 9-12 credits in the subject areas of Mathematics, Science, Humanities, and English.

Smaller class sizes allow students to dive into any subject with personalized support from their teacher. Having one course to focus on is a unique experience that students do not get in their regular academic year. This focused manner of study helps students grasp difficult concepts with less distraction as well as helps to expand their areas of interest.

Taking a summer course is an excellent choice for the student who is looking to improve as well as for the student who is looking to reach ahead. Students gain confidence, hone study skills, and often have expanded their academic options for what they can study the following year.

We look forward to seeing you next summer!


Tracy Faucher
Academic Director

Summer School Hours

Tuesday, June 26 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Classes start: 8:30am
Classes end: 2:30pm
Extra help: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm to 3:30pm
There will be no classes on Monday, July 2, to observed Canada Day.

Grade 9 and 10 Summer Courses

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  • Grade 9 Mathematics (MPM1D) - FULL

    During your Grade 9 mathematics, you will develop an understanding of algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry. Our teaching approach focuses on building each learner as a mathematician, focusing on his or her personal needs and skills in the course. You will investigate, apply technology, and explore abstract reasoning. More importantly, you will investigate experimentally relationships and understand the underlying connections between different representations of linear relations. The important relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes will also be an area of interest that you examine. Throughout the year, you will use mathematical reason and communicate your thinking as you solve multi-step problems. The advantage of the personalize learning approach will allow for you to take the time you need to thoroughly learn concepts or explore topics of interest in a deeper manner.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 8 & 9
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: None
    Textbook: Grade 9 Mathematics (provided)
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 10 Mathematics (MPM2D)

    In this course you will extend your knowledge of linear relations from Grade 9 by exploring the interaction of two lines simultaneously on a Cartesian grid. You will also explore a new relation called a quadratic that shows up as a parabolic curve when graphed. You will solve real-life applications that center around parabolas and use graphing software to help you transform these curves. Trigonometry will also be introduced which explores the relationship between the side lengths and angles of triangles. Finally, you will confirm the properties of geometric figures learned in Grade 9 by using technology and your new algebra skills. The course will be taught using a variety of methods including video instruction, group learning, graphing software and traditional teaching. This will allow you to develop your mathematics skills in a way that best suits your learning style and needs and will help you to communicate more effectively in mathematics.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 9 & 10
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: Grade 9 Math
    Textbook: Principles of Mathematics 10 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Canadian History (CHC2D) - FULL

    Canada today is a far different place than it was in 1914. How much has Canada changed over the last 100 years? Why did these changes take place? You will explore the impact of two World Wars, the Depression and the Cold War on Canadian domestic attitudes and international stature. You will examine how changing demographics have altered our cultural, gender and social assumptions. By examining the key events of this period, you will appreciate the effort made by individuals and institutions to develop a society that today is recognized for being one of the top nations in the world in which to live.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 9 & 10
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisites: None
    Textbook: Hundey, Ian. Canadian History ISBN 0-7725-2780-6
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Careers/Civics (CHV20/GLC20)

    Careers: Career Studies, a very practical hands on course that is all about you - your interests, values, goals and learning. This course will not only guide students to explore university and career options it will also effectively prepare them to land their first or second, part-time job- guaranteed! Whether you are already employed or have never been employed, whether you have too many ideas about your future, or none, every student will gain valuable skills and information, which can be readily applied in the “real world”. Come to the course prepared to learn and have fun, all while getting a plan in place for your future.
    Civics: Do you love to debate or love to research interesting topics such as climate change, music, media and sports? Well then this is the course for you, not only do you have to bring your courage to speak up and share what you are thinking in regards to issues in the world, in Canada and even in our school. You will also develop your research and writing skills so that you are a strong advocate for the things that matter the most to you. Citizenship is not only a privilege and right, but also a responsibility. Being a citizen is an active process where individuals co-exist and contribute to society as a whole. Participating in civic life contributes to the development of your identity, respect for others and a moral compass that not only guides you in your personal existence but in ways you decide to participate in society at a local, national and global level.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 9 & 10
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisites: None
    Textbook: Careers: none. Civics: Civics in Action
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Grade 11 and 12 Summer Courses

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  • Biology (SBI3U)

    This course will further your understanding of the amazing processes that occur in biological systems. You will study theory and conduct hands on 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 not only focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study but also will help you refine skills related to conducting your own scientific investigation.

    Open to students currently in: Grades 10 &
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: SNC2D
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Chemistry (SCH3U)

    Chemistry impacts our everyday lives. We use salt and sugar to flavour the food we eat, we brush our teeth with sodium fluoride and we use vinegar both in salad dressing and as a cleaning agent. Wouldn’t you like to know the structure and properties of these chemicals? Well, Grade 11 chemistry is the place to start! You will learn how matter reacts, how to compare and measure the relationships between various types of matter (solids, liquids and gases). You will also further develop your analytical skills to determine the impact of some common chemicals on our society and in the environment.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 10 & 11
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: Minimum 80% Grade 10 Science and Grade 10 Math
    Textbook: Chemistry 11 – McGraw Hill – 9780070915756
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • English (ENG4U)

    Framed within a provocative discussion about the value of literature, the 4U course offers you the chance to hone the skills necessary for greater success in all post-secondary studies. Designed to maximize the independent efforts of each individual learner, this course puts a premium on discussion, creativity, and critical thinking. You will work within broad novel-based units as you learn to make and find meaning. You will be required to demonstrate and refine the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills you will have acquired in the first three years of high school. You will experience new narrative models – including literary non-fiction and historical fiction – all broadening the scope and range of your literary experience. A final ISP will ask you to “teach back” all that they know about literary analysis within a Book Club framework.
    Open to students currently in: Grades 11 & 12
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: ENG3U
    Textbook: The Laramie Project, Into the Wild, The Book of Negroes
    Cost: $1450
    Dates: Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (no school on Monday, July 2, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by the Academic Director, Tracy Faucher. Requests submitted prior to May 12, 2018, will be refunded minus a $100 administration fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests received after May 12, 2018.

Refunds will not be issued for days missed for any reason.

Program changes can be accommodated at any time, if space is available, by contacting the Tracy Faucher. Additional costs will be charged to your account where applicable. For changes submitted after May 12, 2018, fee refunds resulting from program changes will be credited to your account, as there are no cash refunds. Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified if this is the case at the end of May.

Please allow four weeks for processing of refunds.

Program Guidelines

The following outlines our guidelines and approval process for summer school courses:

Course Approval Process
HTS Students ONLY: Parent's approval must be emailed to Tracy Howard for confirmation. The HTS Student Success Centre must also approve the student’s participation in the chosen course.

Important: Students who register for a summer course at the HTS Summer Program MUST complete the add/drop form if the summer course registration affects the student's original schedule submitted to the school via Career Cruising. The forms must be submitted to the Student Success Centre otherwise, students may have difficulty acquiring a revised schedule that meets their needs in September.

NON-HTS Students ONLY: You must have your headmaster or guidance counsellor email Tracy Faucher indicating their approval for you to take this course. You must have your parent email Tracy Faucher indicating their approval for you to take this course. Your parent should also include your school’s name, and your overall average on your last report card in this email.

New textbooks can be ordered through our summer course registration system. Please “check out/click” the appropriate textbook in the course registration section and it will be added to your fees. The book will be available at HTS on the first day of classes.
Depending on the course, there could be additional course fees such as a field trip or a guest speaker.

Summer School Dress Code
HTS student dress should have a neat and modest appearance, allowing for personal expression of style while maintaining respect for the school and the individual. All clothing must be clean and in good repair. The following items are unacceptable for wearing at HTS Summer Program:
  • No hats, or headgear
  • No midriff showing either when standing or sitting
  • No tube tops
  • No spaghetti straps (straps must be at least 3 to 5 cm wide straps)
  • T-shirts must not contain offensive pictures or language (depicting alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual content and other items considered offensive by the faculty)
  • Undergarments must not be visible
  • Spikes, chains, dog collars are not allowed
  • Pants must fit properly on the waist
  • Shorts/skirts must be of an acceptable length (no shorter than mid-thigh)
  • Shorts/skirts and other items of clothing may not be tight, clingy, mesh or see through
  • Tops cannot be low cut
Students in violation of these guidelines will be asked by faculty to change into appropriate clothing. If they cannot do so, they will be sent to the Director of Summer Programs and their parents will be contacted.

Summer school attendance is compulsory to receive course credit. Students can only be absent up to two days.

We maintain strict registration and attendance procedures to help ensure the safety and security of all students and to properly track each child’s personal and medical information. Attendance will be taken and tracked every day by the summer school teacher.

Please telephone reception 905-737-1114 or email the camp director if your child will be late or absent. If you know in advance that your child will be absent from class, please inform the summer school teacher. If the phones are busy, your call will be sent to voice mail. Please leave a message.

Student Behaviour
Although we will work hard to encourage and promote positive and healthy student deportment, please note that if your child does not adhere to the HTS code of conduct expectations, it is our right to remove your child from the course without refund.