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August Credit Programs (Grades 9-12)

Designed to jump-start the academic school year, the August Credit Programs earn students an Ontario Secondary School Credit in Math, English, Study Skills or Biology, laying the foundation for success in future studies at NCC or elsewhere. Our August students gain cultural experience, make new friends, get to know NCC teachers, achieve confidence, become acclimated to the North American style of teaching, and get to know their way around campus – all before the school year begins.

English Preparation for International Students

Academic English skills are essential for success in university studies and future employment. With all levels of ESL available in the August English Credit Program, gain an early advantage towards your pursuit of academic success.

Four Course Levels of English Offered:

  • ESLAO - Beginning English
  • ESLBO - Low to Intermediate English
  • ESLCO - Intermediate English
  • ESLDO - Advanced English

Each course offers the appropriate level of study in grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. Canadian culture and history is also a component of each course.

  • Build a solid foundation for English language proficiency
  • Achieve the ability to function in a classroom where English is spoken
  • Prepare for IELTS and literacy testing
  • Prepare for success at top universities

Preparation for Success in Core English

ENG3U - Grade 11 English

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Academic English or equivalent

Preparation for Success in Math

Studying Math in the August Credit Program will help you to build a strong mathematical foundation essential for future success in a broad range of secondary and post-secondary studies.

MPM1D: Grade 9 Mathematics

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.  Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of linear relation.  They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes.  Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

MPM2D: Grade 10 Mathematics

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.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Academic Math, or equivalent

MCR3U: Grade 11 Functions

This course explores the mathematical concept of functions by extending a student’s experience with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop skills in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Academic Math or equivalent

Receive one-on-one support and attention from faculty dedicated to your success.

Other Fun Activities

  • Trip to Toronto
  • Dinner at Medieval Times
  • Lunch and shopping at Toronto Eaton Centre
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Visit CN Tower
  • Tour downtown Toronto
  • Fort George & Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Bike riding and rollerblading on the Niagara Parkway
  • Hornblower Niagara Cruise
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Factory
  • IMAX Movie
  • Queenston Heights - outdoor activities
  • Talent Night
  • Ice skating
  • Campfire
  • Mini-golf

What makes these programs unique?

  • Dynamic and challenging content tailored to students’ needs and course requirements
  • Well-qualified, enthusiastic, and caring faculty and staff
  • Early start at earning secondary school credits in Ontario
  • Advanced student preparation for all areas of academics in Ontario
  • Cultural experiences, field trips and activities throughout Southern Ontario

What are the benefits of studying in the August Credit Programs at NCC?

  • Meet new friends in small classes
  • Get comfortable with your new environment
  • Get to know teachers and staff before the full school year begins
  • Introduction to the North American teaching style
  • Bring your skills up to a level that gives you confidence