Summer Course Selection Guide

Olympiads School has released the summer course schedule. Please visit our website www.olympiads.ca for summer timetable. We advise all parents and students to read it carefully and inform us if there are any issues.

► The Summer courses are divided into four categories. Please see the table below for more information:

Curriculum Courses
  • Math (G5-12)
  • Science (G8-10)
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology (G11-12)
  • English (G5-12)
  • French (G5-12)
  • Computer Programming Java, C (G9-12)
Standardized Test Courses
  • French IB Entrance
  • English IB/TOPs/MaCS Entrance
  • SSAT Middle & Upper Level (English part only)
  • SAT (English part only)
  • Public Speaking (for interview)
AP Courses
  • AP Calculus (G11-12)
  • AP Physics (G11-12)
  • AP Chemistry (G11-12)
  • AP Biology (G11-12)
  • AP Language (G10-12)
  • AP History (G10-12)
  • AP Economics (G10-12)
  • AP Statistics (G11-12)
  • AP French (G11-12)
  • AP Computer Science (G11-12)
Competition Courses
  • Euclid (G11-12)
  • COMC (G12)
  • CMO (G12)
  • Computing Competition (G9-12)
  • Public Speaking & Debate (G5-10)
  • English Writing Contest (G7-12)
  • DECA (G9-12)

 

As usual, Olympiads School summer program will teach students the curriculum material for the next academic year. The goal is not only for students to do well in school, but also to build a solid foundation to prepare for future courses and contests.

The followings are few points that parents should take note of:

1. Course Scheduling

Most of the summer courses are scheduled twice a week.

Both sessions on weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
Both sessions on weekdays (Monday & Thursday, or Tuesday & Friday)
One session on Wednesday and one session on Sunday

The same year or level courses are usually grouped together. For example, grade 8 math, grade 8 English, and grade 8 science courses are arranged one after another on the same day. If a student registers for all three courses, then he or she only should come twice a week rather than six days.

2. High School Special Program Entrance Exam

Since many students who are going to grade 8 in September may consider taking the IB, TOPS, MACS, or other standardized exams, we have specifically opened some exam preparation classes tailored for these students. They are:

French IB Entrance
English IB/TOPS/MaCS Entrance
Science G9 (TOPS/MaCS)
Math G8 or Math G9 (Depends on the students’ actual level)

For the above courses, we have two different schedules to choose from:

1) Five times per week
Classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday.
The entire course will be completed during the summer.

2) Twice per week
2 hours and 15 minutes per class.
Math and Science courses will be completed during the summer.
French IB Entrance course and English IB/TOPS/MaCS Entrance exam course will continue in the fall once a week, 2 hours per class for 8 more classes.

3. Private School Entrance Exam

Below are classes to prepare for SSAT private school entrance exam.
Math
SSAT (English part only)
Public Speaking (for Interview)

For the above courses, we have two different schedules to choose from:
1) Five times per week.
Classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday.
The entire course will be completed during the summer.

2) Twice per week.
2 hours and 15 minutes per class for math and SSAT.
2 hours per class for public speaking.
Math course will be completed during the summer.
Public speaking will continue in the fall once a week.
SSAT course will continue in the fall once a week, 2 hours per class for 8 more classes.

4. One Month Crash Courses

Starting this year, for all grade 7 and above math and science curriculum, there will be a one month crash course on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in addition to the normal two-month courses.

In July:
Advanced Functions: 4 classes a week, 2.5 hours per class.

In August:
Grade 7 – 10 math and science courses: 4 classes a week, 2 hours and 15 minutes per class.
Grade 11 – 12 math, physics, chemistry, and biology: 4 classes a week, 2.5 hours per class.

5. AP (Advanced Placement) Courses

This summer, we will offer 10 AP courses:

AP Calculus BC

AP Physics
(1, 2 & C)

AP Chemistry
AP Biology
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science
AP US History

AP Microeconomics
AP French

AP English Language and Composition

6. One-Time Payment, Unlimited Repeat

For every AP course, a one-time full payment is required at the beginning of the course. Afterwards, students can retake the course for as many times as desired without additional cost. Most of the AP courses will be offered at least twice a year, so students can have a better access to the help and materials needed for the exam. All AP exams’ scores have an effective period of four years.

All grade 7 to 12 math and science curriculum courses will be available in each of the three semesters (July to August, September to January of the following year, February to June). For these courses, we accept a one-time full payment with unlimited number of retakes to achieve the highest mark possible.