I'm not sure which courses would be the best choice. Who should I talk to?
It is always a good idea to check with a guidance counsellor at your school about any credit course selection. The guidance counsellor can check prerequisites, share opportunities the course might open in the future, and offer academic counselling. For students in Grade 8, contacting the Guidance department of their future high school is also a good idea.
My child is interested in a course that is meant for a different grade level. Are they able to sign up?
The courses designated Grade 9, 10, and 11 are usually open to students who are at or above that Grade level (meaning a Grade 11 student can take Grade 10 French or Grade 10 Science if they don't already have this credit and have the correct prerequisites). Some courses are open to any grade level, like the Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming
course. Please check with a guidance counsellor about what might be right for you.
My child is going to school in a different province or country. Are they eligible for the LCS Academy & Summer Programs courses?
Any student is welcome to apply for LCS Academy and Summer programs and, if applicable, earn an Ontario Secondary School credit. The student should consult with the guidance department at their school to determine whether the credit can be given equivalency in their home province/country. Equivalency will vary from province to province, country to country and from course to course.
For a student who is external to LCS--once the application is submitted, how long will it be until the decision is received?
The LCS Summer Academy committee meets weekly to review applications. Students external to LCS are required to submit a reference letter, recent report card, and an English language proficiency assessment (if English is not the student’s first language). Applications cannot be reviewed until all documentation has been received, so be sure to encourage your referee to complete the form at their earliest convenience. Once we have received all the necessary supporting documents the application will be reviewed and a decision will be communicated.
Is there a registration deadline for any of the programs?
Registration will close approximately two weeks prior to the program start date or when the program is full. We suggest that you register as early as possible in order to secure your choice of sessions. Unless the website says a session is full, that program remains open to registrants.
Can LCS students pay for summer programming at the same time as paying for their 2022/23 academic year tuition?
Unfortunately, no. The billing process for summer programs is separate from that of the school year.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Payment is by credit card, and we accept Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX.
Is tax included in the program costs?
Are there additional costs that we can plan for that are not included in the program fee?
Program fees for overnight students include three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) plus snacks, programming, field trips (if applicable), course credit (if applicable), a shared room space, plus shared camping equipment (if applicable), such as tents, cooking stoves, etc.
Program fees for day students include lunch, programming, field trips (if applicable), and course credit (if applicable).
Program fees do not include airport transfers or taxi services (if applicable), additional excursions (e.g., if a student decides to stop at a Tim Horton’s on a walk into town), additional tutoring/training, or personal items, including laptops, textbooks (if applicable) and notebooks. Items that campers will be expected to bring will be included in the packing list.
It is a good idea for students to have access to a nominal amount of pocket money for snacks and personal items they may wish to purchase.