Sciences Courses – Summer School

Summer School Academic Sciences courses

Build a strong path for academic success with Metro Continuing Education. With Metro’s summer school Sciences courses, you can complete a 5-credit course in four weeks!

Courses offered

2018 Schedule times

July 3 - 27

  • Mon - Fri (19 classes)
  • Morning
  • 5 Credits

June 18 - July 26

  • Mon - Thu (23 classes)
  • Evening 6:00 - 9:44pm
  • 5 Credits
20
FREE TUITION for Students under 20 years old on September 1, 2017 (plus applicable fees)
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Open / Closed sites as noted below.

  • Open Site – Open to ALL students
  • Closed Site – Only students registered at the school for 2018/19 or the current school year may attend
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Course details

Science 14 (Science 10 Prep)

This course is designed to enable the weaker science student to be successful in Science 10 in the fall. Topics covered include a review of the relevant junior high school science program, a reinforcement of prerequisite math skills, and a brief introduction to chemistry, biology and physics. Successful students will receive 5 credits in Science 14.

Open Site(s)
  • Queen Elizabeth
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • W.P. Wagner


Prerequisite: Completed junior high or equivalent

Credits: 5

Science 24

Successful completion of Science 14 allows admission into Science 24.

Open Site(s)
  • Queen Elizabeth

Prerequisite: Science 14 or Science 10

Credits: 5

Science 10

Science 10 will explore topics in biology, chemistry and physics. Students will recognize the relationships of science to technologies and society and develop a foundation for all academic sciences.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Queen Elizabeth
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Strathcona / Old Scona
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science (50%)

Credits: 5

Science 20

This academic program is designed for the student who is interested in science but does not require specific courses in biology, chemistry or physics for post-secondary education. This program integrates concepts related to physical, biological and Earth sciences. Four topics are covered: Chemical changes, Changes in motion, Changing Earth and Changes in living systems.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Science 10 (50%+)

Credits: 5

Science 30

This academic program is designed for the student who is interested in science but does not require specific courses in biology, chemistry or physics for post-secondary education. This program integrates concepts related to physical, biological and Earth sciences. The topics covered are: Living Systems Respond to their Environment, Chemistry and the Environment and Electromagnetic Energy.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High

Prerequisite: Science 20 (50%+), Biology 20 (50%+), Chemistry 20 (50%+), or Physics 20 (50%+)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

Biology 20

This academic program explores the interactions of living systems with one another and with their environment. In Biology 20, the underlying theme is energy and matter exchange. The four topics covered are: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere, Ecosystems and Population Change, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and Human Systems.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • McNally
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • Strathcona / Old Scona
  • W. P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Science 10 (50%)

Credits: 5

Biology 30

This academic program explores the interactions of living systems with one another and with their environment. In Biology 30, the emphasis is on adaptation and change. The four topics covered are: Systems Regulating Change in Human Organisms, Reproduction and Development, Cells, Chromosomes and DNA and Change in Populations and Communities.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • McNally
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • Metro Avonmore
  • W.P. Wagner

Prerequisite: Biology 20 (50%+)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

Chemistry 20

This academic program is designed to study matter and its changes. The program emphasizes the context of science by considering the interrelationships among science, technology and society. Students, through the study of Chemistry 20-30, are given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influence of chemistry on their lives. The four topics covered are: The Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding, Forms of Matter: Gases, Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases and Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Queen Elizabeth
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • Strathcona / Old Scona
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Science 10 (50%+). (Math 10C recommended)

Credits: 5

Chemistry 30

This academic program is designed to study matter and its changes. The program emphasizes the context of science by considering the interrelationships among science, technology and society. Students, through the study of Chemistry 20-30, are given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influence of chemistry on their lives. The four topics covered are: Thermochemical Changes, Electrochemical Changes, Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds and Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Metro Avonmore

Prerequisite: Chemistry 20 (50%+). (Math 20-1 or 20-2 recommended)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

Physics 20

This academic program is designed to study matter and energy and their interactions. The program emphasizes the context of science by considering the interrelationship among science, technology and society. Physics 20-30 helps students understand the physics principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their daily lives. The four topics covered are: Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • McNally
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Strathcona / Old Scona
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Science 10 (50%). (Math 10C recommended)

Credits: 5

Physics 30

This academic program is designed to study matter and energy and their interactions. The program emphasizes the context of science by considering the interrelationship among science, technology and society. Physics 20-30 helps students understand the physics principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their daily lives. The four topics covered are: Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Victoria School of the Arts
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • Metro Avonmore

Prerequisite: Physics 20 (50%). (Math 20-1 recommended)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

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Prerequisites

Please review the prerequisite requirements before registering for your summer school course. Students who register without the prerequisite(s) must withdraw from the course and the $40 non-refundable program fee will be withheld.

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