Virtual Summer School


About Virtual Summer School

Want to further your education remotely this summer while still being connected to classmates and a classroom experience? This summer, Blyth Academy is offering Virtual Summer School classes that mirror our regular in-class experience. What does that mean for students? They can now participate in daily virtual classes from home, the cottage, or anywhere there is wifi, at regularly scheduled times Monday to Friday. The classes, although virtual, allow students to visually and verbally partake in lessons led by a teacher, as well as contribute to class discussions and collaborate with peers in breakout groups online.

Similar to our academically rigorous in-class lessons, our virtual classes are structured with set start and end times, and deadlines are established for assignments, tests, and final exams. Classes are live and conducted through ZOOM video chat using a shared screen. Our teachers plan and execute lessons using PowerPoint, videos and white boards in real-time, allowing for students to have their questions answered directly. Extra one-on-one support from teachers is available during virtual office hours, as well as through email and recorded tutorials. All classes are recorded and made available within our online portal, giving students the ability to reference lessons when preparing for assignments and assessments.

This year, enjoy your summer and earn a credit without the added commute. You can now log in to our virtual classroom to stay connected to peers and teachers wherever you may be. For more information, please call 416-960-3552. Click here to enrol in Virtual Summer School.

Virtual Summer School 2020 Sessions

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Virtual Classes: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday (with afternoon office hours)

August 4 to August 28, 2020
Virtual Classes: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday (with afternoon office hours)

If a high volume of students enrol from alternate time zones, additional times may be offered for select courses. Contact admissions for more information.

 Virtual Summer School"Traditional" Online Course
Admissions ProcessStart July 6, 2020 or August 4, 2020Start Anytime
Structured DayWork at your own pace
Live teacher-led classesSelf-directed learning
Price$1,995 for Domestic Students and $2,595 for International Students$595 for Domestic Students, $795 for International Students
Access to Teacher?During virtual class time, and virtual office hoursVia email and learning platform
Course Completion DateJuly 31, 2020 or August 28, 2020Max. 365 days after enrolment

August Courses Offered


Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
Principles of Mathematics (MPM2D)English (ENG3U) Click here for a sample pacing guide*English (ENG4U) Click here for a sample pacing guide*
Functions (MCR3U) Click here for a sample pacing guide* FULL Advanced Functions (MHF4U) Click here for a sample pacing guide* FULL
Functions and Applications (MCF3M)Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) Click here for a sample pacing guide*
Physics (SPH3U)Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) Click here for a sample pacing guide*
Chemistry (SCH3U)
Click here for a sample pacing guide*
Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M)
Physics (SPH4U)
Biology (SBI4U)
Click here for a sample pacing guide*
*Pacing guides are samples, and can vary from teacher to teacher.

Ready To Start?

International Students enrol here

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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