Q: What is an 'account' and why do I need one?
A: An account is a record which contains required demographic information. Ministry requirements dictate we maintain certain records for each student. In order to register for a course with us, your account needs to be current and accurate.
Q: What do I need to know about my child's attendance?
A: Summer students are expected to attend each and every day of their course. Summer Learning courses are designed with student learning and student success in mind. However absences will significantly diminish the value of the course to your child, not to mention putting added stress on your child in feeling unconnected to their classroom community and catching up on missed work. Most of our courses are fully enrolled, leaving many students unable to take courses. A student who enrolls but is consistently absence is taking the place of a student who potentially would have fully participated in the course.
Students who miss the first week of classes will not be able to continue in their summer course(s). There are two reasons for this: 1) This is not in the learning interests of the student. In addition to the stress associated with starting late, it may not be possible for the student to catch up on missed assignments. 2) The Ministry of Education will not fund students who miss the entire first week of class. Therefore students will not be able continue in the course with "tuition-free" status.
Please do not register your child unless you are committed to daily attendance in their course(s).
Q: What is the maximum number of summer courses I can take?
A: Students who will be in Grade 8 and higher as of July 1st can take a maximum of two courses. Students in Grades 1-7 can only take one course.
Q: Do I put my elementary or middle school child in a class at the grade level they're going into in September, or at the grade level they're finishing?
A: There are two options. First, the student will reinforce and build skills by enrolling in the class at the grade level they’ve just finished. E.g., a student who is completing Grade 4 would register in Reading & Writing 4.
Second, putting the child into the grade level class (i.e., the grade they’ll be going into in September) is a “preview” of the next grade course.
When in doubt we would recommend that parents consult their child's classroom teacher as this individual will be able to recommend the most appropriate program to meet your child's needs.
Q: Can I audit a 'for credit' course?
A: No. All students who take an Advanced Credit or Online Fast Track course who complete 65% of the course will receive a final grade in their course ... A, B, C+, C, C- or F. The 65% point is July 26 . Students who withdraw prior to July 26 will receive a W (Withdrawal).
Click here for details about marks in Summer Learning courses.
Q: Can I register for the same course at two different locations/times and then decide which is best for my schedule?
A: No. This will be considered an abuse of the online registration process and may result in the cancellation of your registration(s). It is unfair to other students to occupy a space in a class with no intention of attending.
Q: Why do I pay a deposit for secondary courses?
A: The $100 deposit secures a place in the course and provides a textbook. It is fully refundable if certain conditions are met (see refund policy below).
Q: How does the refund policy work?
A: Please click here for Refund information.
Q: What if I don't have a Visa or Mastercard to pay for the course deposit?
A: Please visit our Montgomery Centre office to pay by cash or debit.
Q: Can Adult (non-grad) students (over 19) take Summer Learning courses?
A: No. Adults can only take 'Fast Track' (Online-Blended) courses. Click here to open/update your account.
Q: Can graduated students take Summer Learning courses?
A: No. Graduated students of any age can only take 'Fast Track' Courses. Click here to open/update your account.