The BSS Summer Academy
The BSS campus heats up in July and August, and it’s not just the weather. Summer Academy at BSS is an exceptional way to get ahead, catch up or explore something completely different. We welcome students entering Grades 8 to 12 – boys and girls from across Ontario and beyond – to our beautiful campus every summer for outstanding learning in four-week Credit Courses and one-week Skills Programs.
Why BSS Summer Academy?
- Highly skilled faculty
- Small classes
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Individual attention
- Daily teacher support
- Student collaboration
Summer Academy Credit Courses are taught by experienced, committed teachers, offering students the opportunity to earn a credit approved by the Province of Ontario. With an array of courses to choose from, you’ll be able to earn a credit applicable towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma in just under a month.
- Math: Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
- Physics (SPH4U)
- Data Management (MDM4U)
- Business Leadership Management Fundamentals (BOH4Me)
- Math: Functions (MCR3U)
- Biology (SBI3U)
- Chemistry (SCH3U)
- Physics (SPH3U)
- Math (MPM2D)
- Science (SNC2D)
- Canadian History (CHC2D)
- Math (MPM1D)
July 4 to July 28, 2017
Classes run from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm daily
Tuition is $1395 per course until May 19; after May 19 it increases to $1495.
Boys and girls from any school can register online (opens February 2017). Fees can be paid by credit card.
One Week Skills Program
For students entering Grades 8 through 12, a one-week program provides a quick and effective opportunity to dramatically improve skills in math.
These non-credit programs consist of practical activities and exercises, designed by experienced teachers who know what students need in order to succeed in credit courses.
- Math Essential Skills – for students entering Grade 9
- Math Essential Skills – for students entering Grade 10
- Math Fundamentals and Extension – for students entering Grades 11 or 12
One-week Skills Programs run from August 21 to 25, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm daily.
Boys and girls from any school can register online (opens February 2017). Fees can be paid by credit card. Tuition is $375 per course.
Summer Academy FAQ
The tuition for month-long Summer Academy Credit Courses is $1395 before May 19, 2017 and $1495 after May 19, 2017. Books, field trips and school supplies are not included in the cost.
The tuition for the one-week Skills and Enrichment Programs is $375. Books, field trips and school supplies are not included in the cost.
A refund will only be granted until May 19, 2017 minus a $50 administration fee. If the Credit Course or Program is cancelled a full refund will be granted.
First apply online and pay the tuition to confirm registration. Print the supplementary form and send it in with a copy of your most recent report card.
Please note that on the supplementary form there is a space for a signature from your school’s Principal or Guidance Counsellor which you will need to obtain before submitting your forms.
Skills and Enrichment Program applications can be filled out online but in order to be completely registered you must send in a copy of your most recent report card.
We do not have a deadline. As long as a course is running and there is room in the class, you are welcome to register before the first day of classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis so it is best to register as early as possible.
We aim to have a minimum of six students before we declare a course will run during the summer.
Once we have declared that a course will definitely be offered, we will mail out a confirmation package to you. Most courses are confirmed in early May but decisions can happen as late as June.
We aim to let registered students know by the end of May or early June if we do not think we will get sufficient enrolment to run a course. The final date to declare a course will not be running is May 26.
No, we do not.
Exams and summatives will take place on July 26 and 27 and will be returned on July 28.
Month-long Summer Academy credit courses run from July 4 to July 28, 2017. The Math Skills Programs and the Math Enrichment Programs will take place from August 21 to 25.
Credit course classes run from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. There is a 10-minute break in the morning and a 40-minute lunch. The week-long Skills and Enrichment programs run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with a break in the morning and a 40-minute lunch.
We aim to keep our classes small so that students receive individualized attention. Our average class size is nine students though many classes are smaller. We guarantee that no class will be larger than 16 students.
Teachers hold tutorials every day from 3:00 to 3:30 pm so students can get extra help with necessary skills or content.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. Course texts should be ordered through CSBE (Please note: The Summer Academy Bookstore will not be available until June 2017). You will receive the details on how to order your textbooks in your information package.
Laptops are not required. All Summer Academy students do, however, have access to laptops for use at BSS during the school day and access to the BSS network. Students are also allowed to bring their own devices.
In our online course the class works together through the course in a designated time frame. Students are expected to be online every weekday to complete daily tasks. There will be assignment deadlines and tests throughout the month of July and August. Any exams will be written at BSS or if a student is not in the Toronto area, the student may arrange for an exam to be proctored in an alternate location.
Both the Credit Courses and the Skills and Enrichment Programs are open to boys and girls from public and independent schools.
Our Student Centre has hot and cold food available for purchase during the lunch break each day. Snacks are also available for purchase during the morning break.
BSS is also located a very short walk from Forest Hill Village where there are several take-out options available.
In addition to the Student Centre and beautiful campus grounds, students have access to our newly renovated Learning Commons (library) as well as online library resources.
All Science students have daily access to Science labs to allow for hands-on learning where appropriate.
While there is no formal dress code, students are required to wear clothing appropriate to an academic environment. Shorts must be an appropriate length.