TCPS High School credit courses will be offered from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 26, 2019, will offer Grade 11 Physics (SPH 3U), Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH 3U), or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH 4U) to students who wish to earn an additional Ontario Ministry credit over the summer.
New Course Added!
We are excited to offer a special new summer course to our current grade 9 and 10 students. The course, Grade 11 Philosophy HZB 3M, and it will be taught by Mr. Ken Huber. Mr. Huber serves as the school’s IB Diploma Coordinator and Theory of Knowledge teacher. It is a grade 11 Ontario credit course, but it is open to students entering both grade 10 and grade 11. This course is highly recommended for students who are considering enrolling in the IB Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. The topics covered will serve as excellent preparation for Theory of Knowledge, a mandatory IB course.
There are many advantages to earning an additional credit over the summer at TCPS. Our IB Diploma students who are interested in pursuing university programs in the Sciences will be able to reduce their study load by taking one Science course in the summer while concentrating on the others as part of their IB programme during the regular school year. Similarly, Ontario curriculum students will be able to fast track in the Sciences, giving them more flexibility in grade 12. By taking an additional credit now, students may choose to take an additional study period, or they may choose to take a wider range of courses in grade 12. This enables them to meet the prerequisites for a greater number of university programs. Further, since universities generally average students’ top 6 grade 12 courses, taking an additional credit now enables students to use only their best grades in this calculation, increasing their overall averages and increasing their chances for university acceptance, particularly to more competitive programs.
Because these courses must meet the Ministry on Education’s requirement of 110 hours of class instruction, these courses meet daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will be given a lunch break as well as 2 shorter breaks during the day. Students should bring their lunches or money to purchase lunch. Each student will receive a mid-term report after 2 1/2 weeks as well as a full report upon the conclusion of the course. These reports will be mailed to the student’s home. The final exam will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 9:00 a.m. Students may review their exams on Friday, July 27 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Students who did not attend Town Centre during the school year will also need to complete the full enrolment forms in addition to the Credit Course Registration Forms.
Summer Credit Course students who did not attend the school during the regular school year as asked to contact the High School Principal, Mr. Patrick McCarthy at email@example.com or at 905-470-1200.