Appleby’s Summer Academy provides summer learning opportunities through Academic Credit Courses and Enrichment programs. Both streams are appropriate for students seeking either credit, advancement, or simply a fun and engaging learning experience. Facilities including leading-edge technology formats combined with dedicated instructors ensure a formidable summer learning experience.

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Academic Credit Courses

Academic Credit Courses

Our July session credit courses start on Tuesday, July 2nd and conclude on Friday, July 26th, 2019, and our August session credit courses start on July 29th and conclude on August 23rd, 2019. Our online courses run from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 30th, 2019, with the final exam for online courses occurring on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

  • Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 2:45 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Credit course Day Student fee of $2,400 includes daily lunch and use of a notebook computer (if required) during the course. Please contact academy@appleby.on.ca regarding boarding applications.
  • Online courses have a fee of $2,400 and are only available to current Appleby students.
  • We offer small class sizes (no more than 15 and an average of 10 students per class).
  • 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. Cancellations received prior to May 1, 2018 are eligible for a full refund, less the administrative fee. Cancellations on or after May 1, 2018 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.

Course List

Grade 10 Core French (Online)

Grade 10 Core French (online)

(FSF2D: 1.0 credit)

This course will take place in the month of August and is a fast paced online course offered exclusively to Appleby students who have completed the prerequisite. The delivery of the course material relies on technology to establish a live daily connection for two hours between the teacher and the students. Using an online conversation & collaboration system, students will work in groups or as a whole class interacting with the teacher and their peers using text, audio, video and screen sharing. Activities such as listening, reading and speaking are part of the daily meetings. This live correspondence will usually take place in the mornings (Eastern Standard Time), from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and students will continue with their independent work for 3-4 hours daily after their online time using the shared OneNote Binders. Feedback on homework is provided by the teacher as students work their way through the curriculum. The exam is written early September when the students return to Appleby.

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language, knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. Students will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

FSF1D or FSF2O

Course Date

July 29 - August 30, 2019

Final Exam

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fee $2,400

French 12

French 12
(FSF4U: 1.0 credit)

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

FSF3U or FEF3U

Course Date

July 2 - July 26, 2019

Final Exam

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fee

Day Student: $2,400

Boarding Student: $5,950

 

Principles of Mathematics 10 (online)

Principles of Mathematics 10 (online)
(MPM2D 1.0 credit)

This course will take place during the month of August and is a fast paced online course offered exclusively to Appleby students who have completed the prerequisite. The delivery of the course material relies on technology to establish a live daily connection between the teacher and the students. Using Skype for Business, an online conversation & collaboration system, students will work in groups or as a whole class interacting with the teacher and their peers using text, audio, video and screen sharing. This live correspondence will take place in the mornings (Eastern Standard Time), from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students will continue with their independent work for 3-4 hours daily after their online time using the shared OneNote Binders, with access to video solutions from Appleby teachers and asynchronous chat with students and faculty. Feedback on homework is provided by the teacher as students work their way through the curriculum. The exam is written early September when the students return to Appleby.

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematical relationships and extend their problem solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will explore the quadratic relations and their application, solve and apply linear systems, investigate and apply analytic geometry to problems, and investigate the trigonometry of right angled triangles and non-right triangles and their applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-stop problems.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite MPM1D

Course Date

July 29 - August 30, 2019

Final Exam

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fee $2,400

Functions 11

Functions 11 
(MCR3U: 1.0 credit)

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

MPM2D

Course Date

July 2 - July 26, 2019

Final Exam

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fee

Day Student: $2,400

Boarding Student: $5,950

Advanced Functions 12 - LIMITED SPACE REMAINING

Advanced Functions 12 - Limited Space Remaining
(MHF4U: 1.0 credit)

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

MCR3U

Course Date

July 2 - 26, 2019

Final Exam

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fee

Day Student: $2,400

Boarding Student: $5,950

Data Management 12

Data Management 12
(MDM4U: 1.0 credit)

This course broadens students' understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information, solve problems involving probability and statistics, and carry out a culminating project that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Throughout this course, students will also refine their mathematical communication skills.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

MCR3U or MCF3M

Course Date

July 2 - 26, 2019

Final Exam

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fee

Day Student: $2,400

Boarding Student: $5,950

Business Leadership 12

(BOH4M: 1.0 Credit)

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Teaching through the case study method, students will analyze the role of a leader in business with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course.

Evaluation

Term Work - 70%, Summative Evaluation - 30%

Prerequisite

CHC2D

Course Date

July 29 - August 23, 2019

Final Exam

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fee

Day Student: $2,400

Boarding Student: $5,950

Enrichment Courses

Enrichment Courses

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. Courses run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, unless otherwise specified. A hot lunch will be provided daily in the dining hall. 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

 

Course List

Game Theory

Game Theory

This course is designed to introduce students to Game Theory, the mathematical model of collaboration, conflict, and competition, through the exploration of classic game theory problems like the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Tragedy of the Commons. Students will explore the application of these concepts to decision-making and strategy by working through different real-life situations and facing each other in competitive and collaborative games, such as Settlers of Catan, Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Chess.

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

 

Candidates

Ages 12 - 16

Date

July 8 - 12, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

This class is designed to guide and introduce students to personal budgets and savings while improving their financial literacy skills and helping them prepare for the future. Students will learn how to budget, borrow, invest, and save, while working through different problem examples, projects, and case studies.  Students are required to bring a personal laptop for this course with access to Microsoft Excel. 

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

 

Candidates

Students ages 12 - 16

Date

July 15 - 19, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Bay Street

Bay Street

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of microeconomics. Students will begin to explore the concept of money, and the difference between borrowers, lenders,  shareholders, and the terminology used in financial systems. Students will use different case studies and example market situations to track portfolios, and learn about the stock market. Students are required to bring should bring a personal laptop with access to Microsoft Excel. 

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

 

Candidates Ages 12 - 16
Date

July 22 - 26, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Short Stories

Short Stories

This course is designed to help students develop their creative writing skills and provides students with an opportunity to channel their inner Alice Munro as they delve into the world of short story writing! Class instruction will cover the development of key short story elements: character, setting, conflict, plot, and theme. Students learn about these elements by both reading and analyzing short stories and writing their own. Students are asked to bring a personal laptop with access to Microsoft Word.  

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

 

Candidates Ages 12 - 16
Date

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Virtual Reality Game Design

Virtual Reality Game Design

Are you creative, like working with computers, and a big fan of video games? Then this is the enrichment course for you! This course introduces students to video game design and lets them channel their creativity while improving their software literacy. Using Unity software, students will design video games in three dimensions and then will have a chance to then play their games using VR technology. 

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

 

Candidates Ages 12 - 16
Date

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Logic Puzzles

Logic Puzzles

This course is designed to help students improve their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on organization and structured analysis when approaching problems. Students will improve these skills while working through a variety of challenging logic problems, puzzles, and riddles, learning the different approaches one can take to solving problems.

Please note this course only runs from Tuesday to Friday, because of the Civic Holiday.

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

 

Candidates Ages 12 - 16
Date

August 6 - 9, 2019*

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$420

Debating & Public Speaking

Debating and Public Speaking

This course is designed to help students improve their public speaking, debating, arguing, and critical thinking 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Candidates

Ages 12 - 16

Date

August 12 - 16, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

French Cafe

French Cafe

This course is designed to help students improve their oral and listening communication skills in French. The French Cafe provides a French immersion experience for students, in a fun and relaxed environment. Course instruction will be in entirely in French, and students will be encouraged to only use the French language to communicate as they work through different activities, games, and language problems. This course is open to student both in immersion and core French programs.  

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

 

Candidates

Ages 12 - 15

Date

August 12 - 16, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Math 7/8 Review

Math 7/8 Review

This class is designed for students who will be entering Middle One (Grade 7) Middle Two (Grade 8) in September 2019. 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.

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

 

Candidates

Students entering Grade 7 or 8 in September 2019

Date

August 12 - 16, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Service Learning

Service Learning 

This course is designed to help students improve their leadership and teamwork skills while participating in meaningful service in the local community. Focus will be spent in the classroom learning about the environmental, social, and cultural impact their actions can have. Students will be transported off-campus for service opportunities in Appleby College vehicles to local service locations.

Students will earn 20 service hours during this course which can be put towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 

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

 

Candidates Ages 13 - 17
Date

August 12 - 16, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Essay Writing

Essay Writing

This course is designed to help students develop 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.

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

 

Candidates

Ages 13 - 16

Date

August 19 - 23, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Math 9/10 Review

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, 2019. 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.

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

 

Candidates

Students entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2019

Date

August 19 - 23, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Study & Organizational Skills

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.

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

Candidates

Ages 12 - 16

Date

August 19 - 23, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Fee

$525

Grade 10 Biology

Grade 10 Biology

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.

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

Candidates New Appleby students entering Grade 10 or returning Appleby students entering Grade 11 in September 2019
Date

August 19 - 23, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fee

No charge

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