2024Summer Opportunities

Learning doesn’t need to take a summer vacation! St. Clement’s School offers a number of opportunities during the summer to expand your knowledge, learn about something new, or get ahead for next year.

Questions? Contact Megan Clay, Manager of Community, Summer, and LINCWell Programs: megan.clay@scs.on.ca.


Credit Programs

St. Clement’s School offers Ontario credit courses designed to provide students with an exceptional academic experience. This unique schedule allows course completion by mid-July, affording students more time during their summer months for other opportunities. All courses run in person at St. Clement’s School.

Summer school tuition is $1,800. Registration closes Friday, May 17, 2024. Expressions of interest for the Cooperative Education course are due by Monday, April 1, 2024. Please note that courses will run pending sufficient enrollment. Refunds, subject to a $100 Administrative Fee, are available until May 17, 2024.

This year’s credit course offerings include:

Grade Level
Course Level
Course Code
Prerequisite
Entering Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics MPM2D MPM1D
Entering Grades 9-12 Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) LKBBD N/A
Entering Grades 11-12 *If you are entering Grade 10 and interested, please reach out to Megan Clay. Cooperative Education COOP1 N/A
Entering Grades 11-12 Canadian and International Politics CPW4U Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Entering Grades 11-12 The Environment and Resource Management via operation Wallacea Mexico Trip CGR4M This course is full.
Summer Credit: Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) — (LKBBD)

June 24 — July 19, 2024

This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in the language. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Open to: Entering Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: N/A


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Summer Credit: Principles of Mathematics — (MPM2D)

June 24 — July 19, 2024

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Open to: Entering Grade 10

Prerequisite: MPM1D


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Summer Credit: The Environment and Resource Management via Operation Wallacea Mexico Trip — (CGR4M)

July 15 — 28, 2024

This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes.

Students will participate in coursework and hands-on fieldwork emphasizing the concepts of protecting species and spaces (habitats), the impact of human activities, and the sustainability of the earth’s ecosystems. During their investigations, using current data collected by Operation Wallacea scientists and volunteers, they will assess resource management and sustainability practices, as well as government policies related to the two sites in Mexico. They will also consider questions of individual responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment.

Course Full

Summer Credit: Cooperative Education — (COOP1)

June 24 — July 19, 2024

This course consists of a learning experience connected to a community and a cooperative education. The curriculum is focused on developing skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will support students in their learning, including their education and career/life planning, at school today and into the future. Within the context of their experience connected to a community, students will apply skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will protect and promote their health, safety, and wellbeing and that will strengthen their inquiry, decision making, and leadership skills. Students will create and implement a learning plan that meets their particular interests and needs, reflect on their learning, and make connections between their experience in the community and other aspects of their lives.

Open to: Entering Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: N/A


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Summer Credit: Canadian and International Politics — (CPW4U)

June 24 — July 19, 2024

This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decision making and ways in which individuals, stakeholder groups, and various institutions, including governments, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to address domestic and international issues. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate issues, events, and developments of national and international political importance, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them.

Open to: Entering Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

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Enrichment/General Interest Programs

Kick off your summer by launching your own business, learning Mandarin, creating in the Makers Cafe, and more!

St. Clement’s School is pleased to offer a number of exciting skill and enrichment opportunities for students entering Grade 4 and up.

Registration closes on Friday, May 17, 2024. Please note that classes will run pending sufficient enrollment.
Refunds, subject to a $50 Administrative Fee, are available until May 17, 2024.

SCS Developed Programs

These programs have been developed and will be facilitated by SCS Faculty. Registration is managed by SCS.

Makers Cafe

Students will have a chance to experiment with a variety of mediums. Felting, printmaking, and collage will be introduced as ways to explore different techniques and give students the tools to play. As the students test and explore the materials and techniques, they will have a chance to make a basket, wall-hanging/bag and/or t-shirt, prints, and mixed media collages.

Available Session:
June 24-28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 7-11

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Learning to “Re-Search”: Practical Skills for Research Success

In this active and informative program, students will consider what it means to conduct research in different disciplines and work collaboratively to explore and investigate real-world topics of interest. By engaging in a variety of activities including team challenges, debates, scavenger hunts, guest speaker visits, and a local field trip, students will gain a deeper understanding and practice essential skills to ensure success in future research adventures.

Available Session:
June 24 – July 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 10-12

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Passion Project

This four-day workshop is a dynamic and empowering experience designed to ignite creativity and passion in Middle School students. Through interactive sessions, engaging activities, and mentorship opportunities, participants will explore their interests and develop the skills to turn their ideas into impactful passion projects. From brainstorming to initiating the beginning steps of project implementation, the workshop aims to foster confidence, collaboration, and a sense of accomplishment, encouraging young minds to pursue their passions with enthusiasm and resilience. By the end of the workshop, students will not only identify and outline next steps to implement their passion project, but also have a newfound sense of empowerment and the belief that their ideas can make a positive difference in the world.

Available Session:
July 2-5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 7-9

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Partner Programs

These programs are run by approved third party service providers. Registration is managed by the service provider.

Young Entrepreneurs

This fun program gives students a chance to launch their own empire! Working in groups, participants will start their own business. They will learn how to generate business ideas, develop business plans, create marketing campaigns, implement an operations plan, develop product pricing, create financial plans, develop products – culminating in the launch of their own business! Students are able to create any business using the skills they have as a group. To date, the program has launched over 60 businesses – all proceeds go to a charity of the students’ choice.
(This program is provided by Explorer Hop.)

Available Sessions:
June 24-28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 2-5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 15-19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 4-6

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Investing 101 – Level 1

This program, part of the Camp Millionaire program, teaches students the basics of investing and money management. At every step, students learn hands-on by playing in a simulated virtual trading environment. In this Level 1: Stock Market Fundamentals session, students learn the basics of responsible investing by focusing on stocks, understanding risk, and basic financial analytics. At the end of this session, students will understand stock metrics and be able to create a stock portfolio for themselves. After completing Level 1, students may take Level 2 of the program.
(This program is provided by Explorer Hop.)

Available Sessions:
June 24-28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 8-12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 7-11

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Mandarin Adventures Summer Enrichment

This summer learning opportunity allows students to dive into Mandarin with an enriching program for beginners to the language. Each day will involve a practical language lesson, conversational practice, and a cultural lesson. The last day of the week will include a special field trip to downtown Chinatown to learn more about the historical and cultural significance of the community in Toronto.
Examples of daily topics:
-Language components i.e. intro to Mandarin tones vs. Latin-based languages, basic phrases, Mandarin grammar, pinyin (phonetics system)
-Conversational practice using practical scenarios i.e. with family and friends, at a restaurant, sightseeing, etc.
Cultural connections i.e. basic Chinese history, geography, food, art and culture, the Chinese community in Toronto
(This program is provided by Panda Mandarin.)

Available Sessions:
July 2-5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 6-9

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Inspirit AI Summer Intensive

In this 30-hour program, students dive into training AI to understand language, fight COVID-19, drive independently, and more! As they learn to program AI in Phython and RunDexter, they apply algorithms to real-world data sets, discuss AI ethics and careers, and build interactive web apps to deploy their machine learning models.

Available Sessions:
July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 15-19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 6-8

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Junior Camp Millionaire

Early immersion into Financial Literacy is a stepping stone for future success. Students get on that path with this fun-filled class where they will learn the basics of money management with games, music, and activities. In an interactive setting, students will learn about leading a balanced financial life, the golden rules of savings, budgeting, banking, loans (types of loans), earning money (employment types), taxes and the Government, insurance, basics of investing, fundamentals of the stock market, identity theft and safeguarding your information, and interest rates and mortgages.
(This program is provided by Explorer Hop.)

Available Sessions:
June 24-28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 8-12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 4-6

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Investing 101 – Level 2

Level 2 of this Camp Millionaire program focuses on Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds. Students will learn how mutual funds are made and how to invest in them. They will gain an understanding of the stock structure of the funds, learn how to read key financial metrics of the funds, and learn how to use ETFs. Completion of Level 1 is required for participation in Level 2.
(This program is provided by Explorer Hop.)

Available Sessions:
July 2-5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 15-19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 7-11

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Jr. Model UN

Get excited and be involved in this journey to discover global issues, and engage in a competitive debate with your peers at the Model UN program! Students will learn about topics like diplomacy, world peace, The United Nations, and will explore some of our current world issues! Students should have access to their own device to enable fact checking during the debate.
(This program is provided by Explorer Hop.)

Available Sessions:

July 2 – 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 15 – 19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 4-6

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Launch your own Business

This program is designed for high school students who want to launch a viable, revenue-generating business and which can be used to showcase their skills for university. The goal is to create, develop, market, and launch a revenue-generating business in eight weeks. Throughout this dynamic course, students will dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship. They will explore key concepts such as identifying market opportunities, developing a unique value proposition, creating a compelling brand, and building a strong customer base. They will be guided through real-world examples and engaging exercises, providing a hands-on learning experience.
The course will also focus on the social impact of entrepreneurship; students will connect with an international organization dedicated to a cause that is important to them. Together, they will collaborate and raise funds to support this cause, contributing to a greater purpose and leaving a lasting impact.

Available Sessions:
Week 1: July 8-12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Week 2: July 15-19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open to: Entering Grades 9-12

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