Summer Credit Program
Welcome to the Laureate College Summer Credit Program!
Every summer, Laureate College offers both on-campus and online credit programs for all students, whether you:
- will begin your studies in Canada in the fall;
- plan to experience authentic Canadian high school education;
- will take some extra credit courses in the summer;
- repeat some credit courses and boost the mark.
Laureate College’s small class sizes, engaging teachers, tailored program and decade-long blended learning model will ensure a successful summer!
Summer Credit Courses
Laureate College offers a selection of credit courses, from Grades 9 – 12, both online and on campus.
Small class sizes
- We offer small class sizes of no more than 15 students to make sure that each student has ample one-to-one time with the subject teacher.
Learning hours and computer
- All the courses need 110 learning hours to receive the credit.
- The students are expected to have their personal notebook computer to take the course.
- Boarding spaces are available on request for on-campus courses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online and On-Campus
- All courses will be offered online and in person at Laureate College campus.
1) Online courses: Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am to 10:00 am or 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
2) On-campus courses: Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am to 15:30 pm, 1-hour lunch break time
- Registration deadline will be June 15th.
- The course will start on July 4th and end on July 31st.
- The deadline to drop a course without the credit (i.e., auditing) will be July 17th.
- Report Cards will be distributed on August 15th for online program and August 4th for the on-campus program.
- The tuition for Online Grade 9/10 and all ESL courses is 1,200 CAD plus 50 CAD registration fee and 100 CAD Technology fee; the tuition for Online Grade 11/12 course is 1,400 CAD plus 50 CAD registration fee and 100 CAD Technology fee.
- The tuition for the on-campus course is 1,800 CAD plus a 100 CAD registration fee and 100 CAD Technology fee.
Course Descriptions and Prerequisites
English as a Second Language (ESL)
|Description and Prerequisite
|English as a Second Language Level 2, Open
|This course expands students’ essential English communication skills and cultural knowledge and introduces the language of classroom studies. Students will develop oral classroom skills and reading strategies, expand their vocabulary, and use more complex sentence patterns. Students will also learn how to use some school and community resources. Prerequisite: ESL 1 or equivalent
|English as a Second Language Level 3, Open
|This course is designed to improve students’ accuracy in using English in classroom situations, for personal and career planning, and to understand the changing world around them. Students will study and interpret a range of texts and produce a variety of forms of writing. Activities will also help students to develop their oral presentation skills and acquire study skills (including note-taking and summarizing skills) that will enhance their ability to learn in all subjects. Prerequisite: ESL 2 or equivalent
|English as a Second Language Level 4, Open
|This course prepares students to use English with increasing accuracy in most classroom and social situations and to participate in society as informed citizens. Students will develop the reading, writing, and oral presentation skills required for success in all subjects. Students will study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts, develop oral communication skills through participation in informal debates and seminars, and extend their range of research skills. Prerequisite: ESL 3 or equivalent
|English as a Second Language Level 5, Open
|This course prepares students for secondary school English and other courses at the college and university preparation levels. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in reading literary works and academic texts, in writing essays and narratives, and in applying learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will also learn to respond critically to print and media works. Prerequisite: ESL 4 or equivalent
|Description and Prerequisite
|English Grade 10, Academic
|This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9
|English Grade 11 University Preparation
|This course is designed to help students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9
|English Grade 12 University Preparation
|This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyze media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
|Description and Prerequisite
|Functions Grade 11 University Preparation
|This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions, develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning. Students will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics. Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
|Advanced Functions Grade 12 University Preparation
|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 who plan to study mathematics in university and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs. Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
|Calculus and Vectors Grade 12 University Preparation
|This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors, and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and sinusoidal functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modeling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who plan to study mathematics in university and who may choose to pursue careers in fields such as physics and engineering. Recommended preparation: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation Note: MHF4U must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
|Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12 University Preparation
|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. 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. Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation
|Description and Prerequisite
|Chemistry Grade 11 University Preparation
|This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behavior of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
|Physics Grade 11 University Preparation
|This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyze the inter-relationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic Recommended preparation: Math, Grade 10 Academic
|Chemistry Grade 12 University Preparation
|This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment. Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
|Physics Grade 12 University Preparation
|This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces than affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyze, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation.