High School Academic Preparation Courses

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Academic Preparation Courses aim to enrich the knowledge of Grades 9–11 students on core Ontario high-school level math and science curriculum. Designed in consultation with current Ontario high-school teachers, these non-credit courses consist of a curated suite of online materials and real-world challenge problems to practice problem-solving skills. Students will meet daily with their Mentor (current engineering student) to receive guidance through group review sessions and activities. 

Please note that this is not a remedial course. The Academic Preparation Courses are intended for students that wish to supplement their existing knowledge in order to help better prepare themselves for math, chemistry, and science in the upcoming school year. 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Each course will run a week-long consisting of daily modules uploaded in advance for self-directed learning. Mentors will facilitate daily online activities and support students’ learning goals.  Students will also be invited to participate in optional programming activities that focus on degree and career exploration, personal development, and community-building.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Courses will be based on the Ontario high-school curriculum. 

GRADE 10

For students who completed Grade 9 in 2020-21

  • Intro to Grade 10 Academic Math

    Dates: August 16 – August 20, 2021: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (break) 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Intro to Grade 10 Academic Science

    Dates: August 23 – August 27, 2021: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (break) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

GRADE 11

For students who completed Grade 10 in 2020-21

  • Intro to Grade 11 Functions

    Dates: August 23 – August 27, 2021: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (break) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Intro to Grade 11 Chemistry U

    Dates: August 16 – August 20, 2021: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (break) 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

GRADE 12

For students who completed Grade 11 in 2020-21

  • Intro to Grade 12 Advanced Functions

    Dates: August 16 – August 20, 2021: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (break) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Intro to Grade 12 Chemistry U

    Dates: August 23 – August 27, 2021: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (break) 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. (EDT) (UTC-4). 

There are three timing options to choose from during registration. Students will meet daily at the times stated below in their registered section*. To prepare for each session, students are expected to review uploaded learning modules including readings, videos, and practice problems.

FAQ's

What is the weekly time commitment?

The High School Academic Preparation Courses require no more than 4 hours of participation per day (or 20 hours per week). There will be two (2) sessions per day, each session is one (1) hour. Students are expected to spend at least one (1) hour before each session and review uploaded daily learning modules for self-directed learning.

Would I be able to register for High School STEM Enrichment and Academic Preparation Courses in the same week?

To ensure an optimal learning experience, students are not allowed to join courses with overlapping sessions

Can I attend sessions from different sections ?

To ensure an accessible, safe, and effective online learning environment, you are only allowed to attend the sessions in your registered section.

When will I get the schedule?
Week-by-week detailed schedules will be emailed the Wednesday prior to the start of each course.
What technology do I need for remote learning?

U of T has compiled a list of Recommended Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Learning. Students taking part in Academic Preparation Courses will need a computer (tablets are not recommended), internet access with a minimum download speed of 5Mbps, speakers, and microphone (or headset).

Do you provide bursaries for this program?

Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.

What is the cancellation policy?

A refund or a credit, less a $50.00 administrative fee is available for cancellations received seven (7) business days prior to the start date by 11:59 PM ET. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding!

PROGRAM FEES

$250 per course

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High School Academic Preparation Courses

If you have questions about High School Academic Preparation Courses:

Contact us at outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca

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