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The Appleby College Summer Academy offers a wide range of academic enrichment courses to suit students with different backgrounds and different needs. We offer small class sizes, with no more than 15 students per class, with an average of 10. Most courses are half-day, one-week sessions. Lunch will be provided at the school for students who register for a morning and afternoon course in the same week. Courses offered are subject to enrolment and may be cancelled prior to the session commencement due to insufficient enrolment; in this case, students will be offered a full refund.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: Notice of student withdrawal must be made in writing to the Summer Academy office at academy@appleby.on.ca. All refunds and course changes are subject to a $200 administrative fee. Full refunds will only be issued with proof of visa denial or a medical emergency supported by certification from a legally qualified medical practitioner not related to the student. All other cancellations before May 1 are eligible for a full refund, less the administrative fee. Cancellations after May 1 will not receive a refund.
The College reserves the right to cancel registration in the event of low enrollment or exceptional and/or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs a full tuition refund will be provided. If a student is asked not to return to the College for any reasons prior to the start of the program, all tuition and boarding fees paid will be refunded.   

 

SAT Preparation Course

This SAT Preparation course is designed for students planning to write the SAT test during the 2018-2019 school year. This course is taught by a qualified SAT instructor and provides 60 hours of small-group classroom instruction. During this time, students will write practice tests, learn independent study strategies and specific skills to answer each type of SAT question, and develop a personalized study plan to focus on the areas in which they need to improve. The course will conclude with a mock-test and students will be provided with a report card and personal study plan to prepare for the test in the fall. Boarding options are available, and boarding tuition includes evening programming and weekend excursions. Homework can be expected each evening.

Candidates: Students planning on writing the SAT in the 2017-2018 school year.
Session: Two week course, August 13th to August 24th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Fee: Day student fee - $1,600

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Debating and Public Speaking

This course is designed to help students improve their public speaking, writing and debating skills. Students will learn the important skills involved in successful public speaking, including effective brainstorming of topics, structuring a speech, delivery techniques, argumentation and rebuttal, and audience engagement. Topics covered will include impromptu speaking, persuasive speaking, and parliamentary debate (prepared and impromptu). Students will be asked to complete several small take home assignments, including a persuasive speech and a prepared parliamentary debate. Students who want to gain confidence when speaking in a classroom, or simply improve their public speaking skills will find this course and its accompanying materials helpful.

Candidates: Students in Grade 7-10
Session A: One week course, August 13th to August 17th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session B: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $430

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Essay Writing

This course is geared towards developing successful essay-writing skills at the high school level. Instructional time will be devoted to different areas of essay-writing, such as research skills, thesis development, planning and organization, effective use of textual evidence, proper paragraphing, logical argumentation and the drafting process. The course will focus mainly on the research essay, the comparison and contrast essay, and the analytical essay. Students will be asked to complete several small take-home assignments, a formal essay, and a final in-class essay test. Students who want to improve their results on written assignments and develop their communication skills will find this course and its accompanying materials helpful.

Candidates: Students who have finished Grade 8, 9, 10, or 11 in June 2017
Session A, recommended for students in Grades 9 - 12: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session B, recommended for students in Grades 7 - 9: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Fee: $430

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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e.school@appleby

This course is offered exclusively to new Appleby students. Students must have completed a Tablet Rollout Session with the IT Department prior to attending this course. 

This enrichment class introduces new students to online Appleby technology, helping new students gain confidence in our e.school environment as well as learning organizational skills with various tools. The topics covered include the use of OneNote software which is widely used by many subjects during the regular school year, the SharePoint and the Outlook system to manage emails, timetable, appointments and daily tasks. Advanced tablet techniques as well as Excel, Word and PowerPoint will be introduced, depending on the level of individual student.

Candidates: New Appleby students
Session A: One week course, August 13th to August 17th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session B: One week course, August 13th to August 17th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session C: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session D: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $430

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Getting Hired

This class is designed to guide and prepare students through the different phases of employment. The course will cover; how to write an effective and professional cover letter and resume, job search strategies including Social Media and LinkedIn, networking, job application best practices. different interview question methods, how to prepare for the interview and interview follow-up etiquette. Practice interviews throughout this course will help students feel more prepared and confident in their employment process. Students can expect 45 minutes of homework each night.

Candidates: Students of ages 14 - 18.
Session A: One week course, August 13th to August 17th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session B: One week course, August 13th to August 17th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $430

 *a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Math 7 / 8 Review

This class is designed for students who will be entering Middle One (Grade 7) Middle Two (Grade 8) in September 2018. Students enrolled in this class will refresh their math knowledge and enhance their skills through a series of meaningful and fun activities designed by certified Ontario math teachers. Approximately 45 minutes of homework can be expected each night.

Candidates: Students entering Middle One (Grade 7) or  Middle Two (Grade 8) in September 2018
Session: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $430

 *a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Math 9 / 10 Review

This math enrichment course is designed for students who will be entering Upper One (Grade 9) or Upper Two (Grade 10) in September, 2018. Students will review important concepts and skills from the MPM8J (Grade 8 Math) course and work on a series of fun and meaningful activities that will help prepare them for the following school year, taught by certified Ontario math teachers. Approximately 45 minutes of homework can be expected each night.

Candidates: Students entering Upper One (Grade 9) or Upper Two (Grade 10) in September 2018
Session: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $430

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

 

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Study and Organizational Skills

This course is designed to help students develop the study and organizational skills needed for academic success. Students will develop awareness of their own unique learning style and how they use this knowledge to engage as effective learners. Instructional time will be devoted to helping students improve and develop skills related to time management, note taking, test preparation, and organizational techniques in and out of the academic classroom. Students will be expected to complete a small amount of homework each night. Students who want to improve their learning habits both inside and outside of the classroom will find this course and its accompanying materials helpful.

Candidates: Students entering Grade 7 to 11 in September 2018
Session A: One week course, August 14th to August 18th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Session B: One week course, August 20th to August 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Fee: $430

*a 13% HST Tax is applicable to non-credit academic programs. 

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Grade 10 Biology

This course is available exclusively to new Appleby students entering Upper Two or returning Appleby students entering Senior One in September 2016. There is no fee for this course. 

This course will cover the Biology Unit of Ontario’s Grade 10 Science curriculum (SNC2D) and prepare students for Grade 11 Biology (SBI3U). In this hands-on course students will gain an understanding of the hierarchical organization of cells, from tissues, to organs, to systems in plants and animals. Students will investigate cell division, cell specialization, organs, and systems in animals and plants, using research and inquiry skills, including various laboratory techniques. The course will include review of medical and other technological developments related to biology, as well as an analysis of related societal and ethical implications.

Session: One week course, August 21st to August 25th, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

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Summer Academy
Phone:  905-845-4681, ext. 179
Email: Academy@appleby.on.ca

 


Contact Us
Email: SummerAcademy@appleby.on.ca
Phone: 905-845-4681 ext. 179
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