Join our Summer School 2024

Our Summer School program runs alongside the HTS Richmond Hill Campus in-person summer school as an option for taking summer school online.

Our virtual courses run in our online school space, providing students with a highly engaging, interactive and supportive summer school experience - from anywhere in the world!


  • Class Dates: Monday, June 24, 2024, to Tuesday, July 30, 2024 (there are no classes on Monday, July 1, 2024)
  • Final Examination/Evaluation Days: Wednesday, July 31, 2024  and Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Class 1: 8:00 am to 10:00 am (synchronous) and 12:45pm to 2:45pm (asynchronous) 
  • Class 2: 10:00am to 12:00pm (synchronous) and 2:45pm to 4:45pm (asynchronous) 

*Students taking only one course will only need to attend one of the above class schedules. Asynchronous work can be completed daily when convenient for the student.

Course Descriptions

Core French, Grade 9 (FSF1D)

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and  will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and  will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

Credits: 1.0

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 (CGC1D)

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible  approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1.0

Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10 (CHC2D)

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different individuals, groups, and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on identities, citizenship, and heritage in Canada. Students will develop an understanding of some of the political developments and government policies that  have had a lasting impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the  historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when  investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914. 

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1.0

Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 (CHV2O)

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them. This course also includes learning on digital literacy and critical-thinking skills, the mechanisms of government, Indigenous governance systems and structures, the historical foundations of the rights and freedoms we enjoy in Canada, ways in which government policy affects individuals’ lives and the economy, and ways for students to serve their communities.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5

Career Studies, Grade 10 (GLC2O)

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends, and seek opportunities within the school and community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work. On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their postsecondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first postsecondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12 (BOH4M)

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyze the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics,workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized. 

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 1.0

Courses will run, subject to minimum enrolment.

Costs: $3550 for 2 courses, $1775 for 1 course

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024

Please note that spaces are limited, so please apply today or book a call with our Principal, Mr Hurley - details listed below.

You do not have to be enrolled as an HTS Online student to apply for virtual summer school. 

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Book a Call with our Principal, Adam Hurley

Explore a different way of experiential learning for students in Grades 9-12!
We welcome you to book a call with our Principal to learn more about our virtual high school.

Learning Ecosystems

HTS Online offers year-round learning, with courses starting in the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions.  Students may complete up to 10 credits per year with the opportunity to receive an exceptional independent school Canadian education and graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

We offer a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning with flexible schedules to meet the diverse needs of students and families. This careful balance enables students to feel part of a community, build connections in a virtual setting and allows teachers to know their learners so they can personalize the learning experience.

Synchronous learning includes live group class meetings, 1-1 meetings and a teacher advisor, small group sessions, whole school assemblies and Teacher Advisory Group meetings.

Academic Excellence

A personalized, interdisciplinary and inclusive education.

HTS Online offers:

  • An exemplary Canadian Independent school education
  • Instructional design centres the learner and personalizes their experience 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 
  • Three semester program (Fall/Winter/Summer)
  • Careful balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • University preparation with Advanced Placement Courses planned for Grades 11 and 12
  • Academic and university counseling
  • Academic courses designed with connections to global issues, integrative thinking and knowledge building, highly collaborative
  • Design principles are challenge and problem based, leading to deep inquiry, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Please see our Academic Calendar here.

Our Curriculum

HTS Online provides a curriculum that exceeds the requirements of the Ministry of Education in Ontario. Students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), that are supplemented at HTS with additional graduating requirements beyond the OSSD. As an independent school, our commitment is to provide an exceptional academic program, enriched by micro-certifications, workshops and programs that enhances our learners’ journey beyond their academics. 


OSSD Requirements

Earn 18 compulsory credits 

  • 4 English 
  • 3 Mathematics 
  • 2 Science 
  • 1 Canadian History 
  • 1 Canadian Geography 
  • 1 Arts 
  • 1 Health and Physical Education 
  • 1 French 
  • 0.5 Career Studies 
  • 0.5 Civics and Citizenship 
  • 3 credits from group 1, 2 and 3 courses 
  • 12 optional credits 
  • Successfully complete the OSSLT or the OSSLC 
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities

HTS Online Graduate Requirements

In addition to the OSSD requirements, all HTS Online students must complete the following: 

  • Grade 9 Introduction to Business course (BBI1O) 
  • An Experiential Education Placement (Cultural, Service Learning and/or Professional)

We believe that integrative knowledge and interdisciplinary learning challenge our learners to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for all students to excel in a post-secondary environment.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students who want to supplement their academic program to meet post-secondary admissions requirements. 
  • Advisory Program where all learners have access to a personal mentor.
  • Guidance Counsellor and specialized post-secondary counselling to support and mentor students as they work towards their next educational milestone.
  • Experiential Learning requirement where every learner must complete a field study before graduation, connecting them to community service, citizenship and professional workplace skills.

Experiential Learning

Learning is a journey beyond the academic program. HTS Online offers:

  • Community launch program on the HTS campus including environmental, cultural and social experiences 
  • Cultural experiences around the world where students learn and immerse themselves among different nations so that they are more globally aware and responsible
  • Service learning opportunities for students to contribute to global solutions by giving their time, resources and expertise in and alongside communities
  • Profession-based learning where students partner with employers in their field of interest for an internship experience


Community is at the heart of HTS Online.  

HTS Online offers:

  • Community building launch program at the start of the school year for students to connect, and build relationships with their peers and teachers
  • An advisory program where educators provide mentorship and guidance to a small group of students, seeing them through to their post-secondary pathway
  • Weekly whole school assemblies
  • Synchronous learning in whole class, small group tutorials and 1:1 lessons with every course teacher
  • A school uniform shirt that builds our collective identity as a learning community
  • Clubs and Teams
  • HTS House system


Through our global partnership, students will have opportunities to engage in co-curriculars that best suit their interests and personal goals offering the below:

  • Hackathons and Competitions
  • Micro-credential and micro-certification programs like Google and Adobe 
  • Leadership and academic workshops with partners to build skills that successfully transfer to post-secondary and workplace pathways
  • Workshops around debating and communication skills

In-Person Launch Week

Our school year begins with an annual in-person meet on the original HTS Campus in Richmond Hill, ON. This is a week of community building, exploration and building key competencies for success in our virtual community. Students can explore the HTS Richmond Hill Campus and collaborate with school leaders, teachers and support staff.

Students and families will also explore parts of Ontario and visit cultural sites while setting the path for a connected community.

Apply for virtual Summer School Today!

Our virtual summer courses are run in our online school space, providing students with a highly engaging, interactive and supportive summer school experience - from anywhere in the world!

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