Summer Credit Courses 2023

Summer credits are available to students entering grades 9 - 12 for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

Registration can be completed online once the student has completed their course selection meeting with the Guidance department to ensure that all academic requirements have been met. There is a limited number of spaces available for each course and registration will be determined on a first come first serve basis. Courses will be offered in person on campus. All course information will be confirmed and shared with registered students in advance of the June start date. 

Summa Summarum
GLC2O: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open/CHV2O: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open

DATE: June 22 – July 14
TIME: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. 
INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Greenacre

COST: $1600
This is a two-part credit course that is compulsory for all students in Grade 10. 
Civics and Citizenship (CHV20) provides opportunities for students to investigate issues of civic importance, the roles of different levels of government in addressing these issues, and how people’s beliefs and values affect their positions on these issues. Students will analyse the roles, responsibilities, and influence of citizens in a democratic society and explore ways in which people can make a difference in the various communities to which they belong. Civics and Citizenship introduces students to the political inquiry process and the concepts of political thinking. Students will use this process as they gather, interpret, and analyse data and information relating to issues of civic importance. This is a compulsory OSSD half-credit course for all Grade 10 students.
Career Studies (GLC20) teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. This is a compulsory OSSD half-credit course for all Grade 10 students.

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SBI3U: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

DATE: July 4 – 24
TIME: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. 

COST: $1600

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct 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 focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
Prerequisite:   Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D)


SBI4U: Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation

DATE: July 27 – August 18
TIME: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

COST: $1600

Prerequisite:   Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U)

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.


MDM4U - Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation 

DATE: June 22 – July 14
TIME: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. 

COST: $1600

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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. 


SAT Preparation

DATES: July 4 – 21 OR August 8 – 16
TIME: Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – noon
INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Alexis Given

COST: $1550 + HST

Delivered at Elmwood by PREPSKILLS

During this program, a highly qualified teachers will guide you through every step of the way with powerful insights, brilliant clarity, and cutting edge coaching… and all focused on achieving your college/university admission goals.

  • 24 hours of instruction (Eight 3-hour sessions) and 24+ hours of exam writing
  • COMPUTEST™ a four-hour innovative online diagnostic SAT test with reporting and essay evaluation which parallels the SAT official test – LOGIN ID will be issued upon registration for students to complete the test prior to the first lesson.
  • Comprehensive course materials, including:
  • Our innovative CompuTest
  • Exclusive 800+ page PREPSKILLS course book
  • 4 full-length practice tests
  • Exercises for math
  • Writing and vocabulary skills
  • Quizzes and handouts
  • 3 sets of proprietary flashcards (PrepMath™, PrepVerbal™, PrepWord™)
  • PrepKIT™ – Our Kit includes everything you will need: Eraser, Pencil sharpener, PREPSKILLS® HB No. 2 Pencil, 8″ Ruler, Highlighter-pen combo, Digital timer, Durable Pencil Case.
  • Final SAT Simulation Test taken under real test-taking circumstances, complete with reporting and essay evaluation
  • Strategy-rich sessions to help build specific test skills