Summer School

"There is no right answer. But there are plenty of wrong ones. In arithmetic, there's a right answer. And everything else is wrong. But in the work we do, there are, in fact, plenty of creative, useful, generous answers, answers good enough to embrace and celebrate." – Seth Godin
 
The HTS Summer School allows students to personalize their learning path beyond the regular academic school year. By offering a variety of summer courses, students in Grades 8-11 will be 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, computer science, global studies, modern languages and English.

There are many benefits for a student to take a summer course at HTS. Smaller class sizes permit the student to dive into any subject matter with increased personalized support from their teacher. Having one course to focus on is also a unique experience for the student, something they would not receive during their regular academic year. This concentrated manner of study helps our students to grasp difficult concepts with less distraction, as well as to expand on their areas of interest and this permits them to take their learning further. For students who are currently in Grade 8, enrolling in a class over the summer helps them to prepare for the academic rigours they can expect to experience in our Senior School.
 
Taking a summer course is an excellent choice both for a student who is looking to improve and for a student who is looking to reach ahead. Students gain confidence, hone study skills, and often have the opportunity to expand their academic options for what they can study the following year.

HTS Summer School 2020 registration will open on Monday, December 16, at 2:00pm on School Cash Online.

We look forward to seeing you next summer!

Regards,

John Doma
Summer School Principal
jdoma@hts.on.ca
 

Summer School Hours

Tuesday, June 23 to Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Classes start: 8:30am
Classes end: 2:30pm
Extra help: Monday to Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:30am

There will be no classes on Wednesday, July 1, to observe Canada Day. 
Final Examination: Tuesday, July 21, at 9:00am

Grade 9 and 10 Summer Courses

List of 7 items.

  • Grade 9 Core French, Applied (FSF1P)

    Bonjour! Do you want to be able to survive if you are stranded in Quebec? This class is perfect for those who do not have a strong background in French but would like to be able to communicate and learn about French culture. Through speaking exercises that strengthen oral communication, reading, writing and using media, you will have the opportunity to learn important skills. You will enhance your ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. You will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations.

    Open to students currently in: Grades 8 & 9
    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: No course is required
    Notes: The FSF1P, Grade 9 Core French, Applied course permits students to continue their learning of languages in their Grade 9 year by either taking Grade 10 Spanish or Grade 10 Mandarin. A second pathway for students who are not interested in pursuing a second language would be to enrol in a second art course in Grade 9. This course is not a prerequisite for Grade 10 French, Academic course, although students are able to further their French language studies with the Grade 9 French, Academic course in Grade 9. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook: Textbook will be provided
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 9 Exploring Technological Design, Open (TIJ1O/TDJ1O)

    This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions to solve real-life problems. Students learn to make use of the equipment that is available in our spaces as well as generate some exciting prototypes and personal projects in the HTS innovation labs. 

    Current Grade 7 and 8 HTS students already enrolled in the TIJ1O/TDJ1O reach ahead credit program can use this summer school option to further their work in this course. Please note that this option only allows for a portion of the credit to be completed as the remainder of the credit is built into the student's core Grade 7 and 8 program at HTS along with the co-curricular options students participate in.

    Each module requires 6-10 hours of coursework, therefore it is recommended that two days per module is scheduled. Each module will be taught by Mr. Jason Dickinson, Ms Jennifer Clarey and Mrs. Stephanie Stephens and will also be supported by some of our Senior School students who have already developed expertise with our design technology resources. The modules available include CAD design & 3D printing, vector graphics, laser cutting, programming and design with Arduino microcontrollers, video editing, music media, capturing media: still photography, basic engineering circuitry & soldering, sewing machine basics, book design & creation, basic programming constructs, design thinking (only for Grade 8 students who have completed all choice modules), and using graphic software.

    Open to students currently in: Students currently enrolled in Grade 7 or 8 at HTS who have already signed the TIJ1O/TDJ1O course contract can register to take up to three of the modules (ie. 6 days) during Summer School. 
    Instructors: Mr. Jason Dickinson, Ms Jennifer Clarey and Mrs. Stephanie Stephens
    Prerequisite: None
    Textbook: No textbook required
    Cost: $150 per module
    ($150 for the 2-day course, $300 for the 4-day course, $450 for the 3-day course)
    Dates: The program dates are June 22-26 and July 6-10. Students who are enrolled may choose their days in any order and they do not need to be consecutive. Students will be contacted by the instructors after enrollment, to select dates and choose modules.
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 9 Mathematics (MPM1D)

    During 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 their 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 summer, you will use mathematical reason and communicate your thinking as you solve multi-step problems. The advantage of the personalized 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: No course is required. 
    *Notes: The MPM1D, Grade 9 Principles of Mathematics, course is open to Grade 8 students following one of two pathways:
    • For Grade 8 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish grade 8 mathematics with an average of 85% or higher.
    • For Grade 8 students planning on using this summer course to prepare for Senior School, they are required to finish Grade 8 mathematics with an average of 70% or higher. These students will retake the Grade 9 mathematics course again in Grade 9 (September).
    This course is also a pathway for Grade 9 students interested in improving their understanding of this material.

    Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook:
    No textbook required
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 10 Computer Studies (ICS2O)

    If you are using a smartphone, a basic home appliance or riding in a car, then you have already benefited from someone creating innovative and useful programming. Now ask yourself, what if you learn and start running these programs yourself? In this course, students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer and investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. 

    Open to students currently in: Grades 7-10 (should not be taken if TEJ2O has already been taken)
    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisites: No course is required
    Textbook: No textbook required
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 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 Mathematics, Academic. 
    *Notes: The MPM2D, Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics, course is open to Grade 9 students following one of two pathways.
    • For Grade 9 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish Grade 9 mathematics with an average of 85% or higher.
    • For Grade 9 students planning on using this summer course to prepare for Senior School, they are required to finish Grade 9 mathematics with an average of 70% or higher. These students will retake the Grade 10 mathematics course again in Grade 10 (September). 
    This course is also a pathway for Grade 10 students interested in improving their understanding of this material. 

    Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook: Principles of Mathematics 10 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 978007097339
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I (CHC2D)

    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: No course is required
    Textbook: Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 To The Present (Nelson), ISBN: 9780176482992
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship/Career Studies (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: No course is required
    Textbook: Civics: Civics Now (Nelson), ISBN: 9780176301941. Careers: No textbook is required.
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Grade 11 and 12 Summer Courses

List of 4 items.

  • Grade 11 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* & 11
    Instructor: TBD
    Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic. 
    *Notes: This course is best suited for students who want to earn their Grade 11 science credit but do not want to pursue biology in Grade 12 or in university. The SBI3U, Grade 11 biology, course is open to students following one of two pathways:
    • For Grade 10 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish the Grade 10 science, SNC2D, biology unit, with an average of 85% or higher.
    • Grade 11 students who have already completed Grade 11 chemistry with a final mark of over 85% and are interested in taking Grade 12 biology in school in September.
    Textbook: Biology 11 (Nelson), ISBN: 9780070915800
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 11 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 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: Grade 10 Science, Academic.
    Notes: This course is best suited for students who want to earn their Grade 11 science credit but do not want to pursue chemistry in Grade 12 or in university. The SCH3U, Grade 11 chemistry, course is open to students following one of two pathways: 
    • For Grade 10 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish the Grade 10 science, SNC2D, chemistry unit with an average of 85% or higher.
    • Grade 11 students who have already completed Grade 11 chemistry with a final mark of over 85% and are interested in taking Grade 12 biology in school in September.
    Textbook: Chemistry 11 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) ISBN: 9780070915756
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4U)

    Framed within a provocative discussion about the value of literature, the ENG4U 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: TBD
    Cost: $1525
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Grade 12 World Issues (CGW4U)

    In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.

    This course will be delivered in multiple formats, face-to-face, online and in the field). Students will be travelling to Europe to explore geopolitical issues such as Sustainability, Human Migrations, and Globalization.
     
    Open to students currently in: Grade 11
    Instructor:
    Ms Helen Pereira-Raso
    Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
    Textbook: None
    Cost: Approximately $8500 — includes all travel,  accommodations, tours, meals, course material and the summer school fee. Costs are subject to change as we are still finalizing the details of the program into January.
    Dates: Tuesday, June 23, to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (no school on Wednesday, July 1 to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by the Summer School Principal, John Doma. Requests submitted prior to May 11, 2020, will be refunded minus a $100 administration fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests received after May 11, 2020.

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 Summer School Principal
John Doma. Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified if this is the case at the end of May.

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 Xello (formally known as 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 Head of School or guidance counsellor submit in writing to the Summer School Principal, John Doma, indicating their approval for you to take this course. Also, you must have your parent/guardian email John Doma indicating their approval for you to take this course. All NON-HTS students will be required to submit a Credit Counselling Form which the student's home school’s guidance department will provide.

Textbooks
New textbooks can be ordered when registering for Summer School via School Cash Online. 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
During the summer, students are not required to wear a uniform. However, an appropriate school summer dress is expected.

Acceptable:

  • Any type of t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Sleeveless tops
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses with a 3” inseam or greater
  • Jeans and yoga pants
  • Shoes, sandals and flip flops

Unacceptable:

  • Crop tops
  • Strapless or spaghetti strap tops or dresses
  • Shorts, skirts or dresses shorter than a 3” inseam
  • No hats in the building
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.

Attendance
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 phone reception 905-737-1114 or email the Summer School Principal, John Doma, if your child will be late or absent. If you know in advance that your child will be absent from class, please inform their summer school teacher. If the phone lines are busy, your call will be sent to voicemail. Please leave a message with your child’s name, course they are absent from, and any pertinent information.

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. HTS' code of conduct will be shared with students on the first day of school.