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Summer School 2024

Learning is the only place to find resilience, possibility and contribution, because learning is a lifelong skill that isn’t domain dependent. – Seth Godin

Summer school is an excellent choice for students who are looking to improve, as well as students who are looking to reach ahead.

Courses are offered in Mathematics, Science, Technology, Global Studies, Modern Languages, and English, allowing students to choose a course in their area of interest and grade level. Students use summer school to gain confidence, improve study skills, and open up timetabling options for the following year.

There are many benefits for students choosing to take a course with HTS Summer School:

  • Smaller class sizes allow students to dive into any subject matter with increased
    one-on-one support from their teacher.
  • Benefit of only focusing on one course at a time
  • Further opportunity to grasp difficult concepts with less distraction.

For students who are currently enrolled in grade 8, learning in HTS Summer School begins to prepare them for the academic rigors in Senior School.

We hope you consider HTS Summer School as an option, as it’s an excellent opportunity to hone learning skills.

We look forward to learning alongside you!

Regards,

Tanya Catallo (Summer School Principal) and The Summer School Team

tcatallo@hts.on.ca

Summer School Hours

Dates: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 to Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (No classes on Monday
July 1, 2024 to observe Canada Day)

Time: 9:15am to 2:30pm

Final Examination/Evaluation: Wednesday July 24, 2024, at 9:30am

Extra help: Monday to Friday 8:45am to 9:15am and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
2:30pm to 3:00pm

NOTE: All courses will be offered IN-PERSON at our HTS Campus and lunch will
be provided

Below are the summer school course descriptions. Registration for the 2024 Summer School session will begin on Friday, December 15th through SchoolCash Online.

Grade 9 and 10 Summer Courses

GRADE 9 CORE FRENCH (FSF1D)

Aimez-vous le français? Then this is the course for you! If you have a strong base in French and are passionate about continuing to learn, this course will provide many opportunities for you. Through fun and challenging readings, writing assignments, projects and conversations, you will gain the skills and confidence you are looking for. You will also discover popular social trends, culture, relationships and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles and poems, will serve as stepping-stones to your oral and written activities.

Open to students currently in Grades 8 and Grade 9

Instructor: Ms Elke Haugen

Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction or equivalent.

Notes: The FSF1D, Grade 9 Core French, course permits students to continue their learning of languages in their grade 10 year by either taking grade 10 Spanish, grade 10 Mandarin, or grade 10 French. If students are considering taking FSF2D to continue their French, they are advised to take FSF1D in the regular school year rather than the summer program. A second pathway for students who are not interested in pursuing a second language would be to enroll in a second art course in grade 9. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: No textbook required

Cost: $1,775

GRADE 9 MATHEMATICS (MTH1W)

This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability, and financial literacy. Students will use mathematical processes, mathematical modelling, and coding to make sense of the mathematics they are learning and to apply their understanding to culturally responsive and relevant real-world situations. Students will continue to enhance their mathematical reasoning skills, including proportional reasoning, spatial reasoning, and algebraic reasoning, as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Open to students currently in Grade 8 and Grade 9

Instructor: Ms Alana Sardellitti  and Ms Jenifer Nguyen

Prerequisite: No course is required.

Notes: The MTH1W, Grade 9 Mathematics course is open to grade 8 students following two pathways – reach ahead or preparation for Senior School. For grade 8 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish grade 9 summer school mathematics with an average of 85% or higher to be recommended for the grade 10 mathematics course in September. If a student finishes the grade 9 summer school mathematics with a result below 85%, it will be recommended that they retake the grade 9 mathematics course again in September. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: No textbook required

Cost: $1,775

This course is now FULL – Registration is CLOSED.

GRADE 10 CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR 1 (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 Grade 9 or Grade 10

Instructor: Mr. Michael Peppler and Ms Stephanie Amoruso

Prerequisites: CGC1D

Notes: The CHC2D, Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War 1 course is open to students following one of the following two pathways. For students who wish to reach ahead into grade 11 Global Studies elective options, they are required to have completed CGC1D with a minimum average of 70% or higher. Alternatively, a student may also take this course to allow them to take more than one grade 10 elective course (multiple arts, languages or business courses etc). Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 To The Present (Nelson), ISBN: 9780176482992 (eTEXT ONLY) Families are responsible for purchasing their own textbook before the start of the course.

Cost: $1,775

This course is now FULL – Registration is CLOSED

GRADE 10 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (TEJ2O)

This course introduces students to computer systems, networking and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair, and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about secondary and post-secondary pathways and career opportunities in computer technology.

Open to students currently in Grades 8 – 10 (Should not be taken if a student has taken or plans to take TDJ2O in grade 10 at HTS)

Instructor: TBA

Prerequisites: No course is required

Textbook: No textbook required

Cost: $1,775

Registration for this course is CLOSED.

Grade 11 and 12 Summer Courses

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: Grade 10 and Grade 11

Instructor: Mr. Matthew Iu

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D)

Notes: The SBI3U, grade 11 biology course is open to students following one of two pathways. First, those in grade 11 who have not yet taken the course and wish to pursue it. Second, those who are in grade 10 and planning on reaching ahead; however, they are required to finish the grade 10 science, SNC2D, biology unit, with an average of 85% or higher. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: Biology 11 (McGraw- Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 9780070915800. Families are responsible for purchasing their own textbook before the start of the course.

Cost: $1775

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 Grade 10 and Grade 11

Instructor: Ms Amanda O’Neill

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D)

Notes: The SCH3U, grade 11 chemistry course is open to students following one of two pathways. First, those in grade 11 who have not yet taken the course and wish to pursue it. Second, those who are in grade 10 and planning on reaching ahead; however, they are required to finish the grade 10 science, SNC2D, chemistry unit, with an average of 85% or higher. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: Chemistry 11 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 9780070915756. Families are responsible for purchasing their own textbook before the start of the
course.

Cost: $1775

GRADE 11 PHYSICS (SPH3U)

Open to students students currently in Grade 10 and 11

Instructor: Mr. Armin Hodaei

Prerequisite: Grade 10, Science (SNC2D) and Grade 10, Mathematics (MPM2D)

Notes: The SPH3U, grade 11 physics course is open to students following one of two pathways. First, those in grade 11 who have not yet taken the course and wish to pursue it. Second, those who are in grade 10 and planning on reaching ahead; however, they are required to finish grade 10 science, SNC2D, and grade 10 mathematics, MPM2D, with an average of 85% or higher. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Textbook: No textbook required

Cost: $1775

GRADE 11 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY (HSP3U) 

Who are we? Why do we do what we do? What is the impact of our decisions? The study of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology will provide insight into these and other questions that shape human nature. Much of what you hear about human behaviour is really myths and misconceptions, which are often described as common sense. Throughout this course, you will challenge these myths by exploring the theories of Social Scientists and relating them back to your experiences. You will gain a better appreciation and understanding of the citizens of the world through the examination of the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology.

Open to students currently in Grade 10 or Grade 11

Instructor: TBA

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic (CHC2D) or Grade 11 English, Academic (ENG2D)

Textbook: Haskings-Winner. Social Science: An Introduction – CONNECTschool. eTEXT ISBN: 9781259650154. Families are responsible for purchasing their own textbook before the start of the course.

Cost: $1775

Registration for this course is CLOSED. 

GRADE 12 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 culminating project will ask you to “teach back” all that they know about literary analysis within a Book Club framework.

Open to students currently in Grade 11

Instructor: Mr. David Hunt

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Academic (ENG3U)

Textbook: In May, families will receive an email with instructions on which books to purchase. Please note that due to pre-reading requirements it is recommended that students register for this course by May 1, 2023.

Cost: $1775

GRADE 12 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS (MHF4U)

This course builds upon your knowledge of functions from Grade 11 mathematics. Properties of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and exponential functions are broadened from previous courses. Logarithmic functions are introduced. Students also explore the combination of functions. Finally, you will begin to investigate rates of change, a building block for Calculus. You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of all concepts graphically, algebraically, in words and using technology (using a graphing calculator and/or computer software). If you take this course, you will either use it as a prerequisite for Calculus & Vectors or to further your knowledge of functions before proceeding to one of many university programs. Open to students currently in: Grade 11 or Grade 12

Instructor: Mr. Ronny Wan

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Functions, Academic (MCR3U) or Grade 11 Functions, Enriched (MCR3U1)

Note: Students should be aware that they will need a thorough grasp of the concepts and content of Grade 11 mathematics as evidenced by a MINIMUM grade of 70% in MCR3U, if they expect to be able to meet the requirements of this course. It is required that students that have not met the minimum grade of 70% will meet with their Student Success Counsellor prior to attempting this course to determine the best plan of support.

Textbook: Advanced Functions 12 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 9780070266360. Families are responsible for purchasing their own textbook before the start of the course.

Cost: $1775

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by the Summer School Principal, Tanya Catallo (tcatallo@hts.on.ca). Requests submitted prior to May 19, 2024, will be refunded minus a $200 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for students withdrawing from courses after May 19, 2024.

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, Tanya Catallo (tcatallo@hts.on.ca). Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this is the case, you will be notified at the end of May.

Program Guidelines

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

Course Approval Process

  • Students are required to meet the prerequisite requirements and they are
    required to meet the mark requirement to be enrolled in a course.
  • Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to
    discuss the best pathway for them.

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. 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, Tanya Catallo (tcatallo@hts.on.ca), indicating their approval for you to take this course. Also, you must have your parent/guardian email the Summer School Principal indicating their approval for you to take this course. All NON-HTS students will be required to submit a Credit Counselling Form which the students home school’s guidance department will produce.

Reminder

All school rules and sanctions, including those pertaining to the Code of Conduct, are in effect while using HTS technology resources. This includes school-issued accounts and software, and third party accounts created through the use of HTS credentials. Review the Information Technology use policy. Responsible and ethical digital citizenship is key and will allow us all to enjoy a safe and respectful learning community.

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

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 telephone reception 905-737-1114 or email the Summer School Principal Tanya Catallo (tcatallo@hts.on.ca) 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 voicemail. Please leave a message with your child’s name, course they are absent from, and any pertinent information

Ask for Help

All teachers have “office hours” so that you can schedule a time to check-in and/or get extra help. Teachers have regular office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:45am – 9:15am, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:30pm-3:00pm.

Technology

We’re here to help! For technical support, please connect to live support during the school day via Virtual Help Desk or email helpdesk@hts.on.ca. Each pathway will go directly to members of the IT and teAch teams. The most available and appropriate individual will respond to you as quickly as possible.