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How Summer Learning supports students with special education designations (please read carefully):


Students with any special education category can be registered for summer classes.
HoweverSD43 Summer Learning provides formalized supports for students who have an Individual Education Plan (only in Category A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H), with significant learning needs (i.e., disabilities of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioural nature). Please check your child's current IEP to see their current category. Students with Category K, Q, R, or P IEP's are not supported as described below but of course can register for summer classes.

Support for students in Categories A through H will include:

  • a written Summer Learning Plan, based on a student’s Individual Education Plan from their home school, implemented by summer school teachers
  • in-class accommodations, as needed
  • on-site resource teacher support, as needed
  • See deadline dates below
and may include:
  • Educational Assistant staffing, assigned to the summer school site, to provide limited support to students on the basis of health, safety, and personal care needs only. Not all students with IEPs and currently being supported by EA's will receive EA support in Summer Learning. EA staffing is allotted to summer schools in accordance with SD43 procedures. See deadline dates below
Due to the nature of summer learning programs and available resources, the above supports will not necessarily reflect the supports provided at the student’s home school during the regular school year.

Register your child(ren) by the deadline dates listed below. 
May:  The Summer Learning department requests copy of the student's IEP from the home school, to learn about student's strengths, needs, and areas of support.  Summer Learning staff write a Summer Learning Plan for the student.
Late May:  The School district determines the amount/type of EA support, if needed.
Late May/Early June:  Summer Learning staff will contact the parent by phone or email to discuss any questions the parent may have and share a copy of the Summer Learning Plan.

Registration Deadlines

Students in categories A through H and currently receiving additional support from an Education Assistant at their home school must be registered by:

• Elementary, Middle and Secondary Skill Building: To be considered for the above described supports, students must be registered by Friday May 10, 2024

• Advanced Credit (High School Credit): To be considered for the above described supports, students must be registered by Wednesday May 15, 2024

Please note that students enrolled in Online Fast Track courses are Distributed Learning students and will not be eligible for additional support.

ONLINE Registration opens in May, check our Registration page for dates and details.
Registration for courses is done online.

Children who are not Coquitlam School District students who register for SD43 Summer Learning will be enrolled based on available space. The parents of a non-SD43 student with an IEP (Category A through H) must submit a copy of the IEP by mail by Wednesday May 15, 2024 to:

SD43 Summer Learning

Attn: K. Cuellar, Principal
380 Montgomery Street
Coquitlam BC, V3K 5G2

Students who are designated in Category Q (Learning Disabilities), Category K (Mild Intellectual Disabilities), Category P (Gifted) or Category R (Students Requiring Behaviour Support or Students with Mental Illness) are not provided with EA support or a formal Summer Learning Plan.  The parent is encouraged to share the child's IEP with the Summer teacher early on in the course to discuss what accommodations are feasible and needed in the summer course.

SD43 Summer Learning will provide support to identified English Language Learners. Teachers will provide support through in-class accommodations based on consultation with an on-site ELL specialist teacher. Pull-out services will not be available.

Please note that parents do not enter their child's Special Education information when creating an account or registering; necessary information is accessed by Summer Learning through the school district on your behalf. SD43 Summer Learning personnel will follow up with home schools and parents as planning ensues. This will include ensuring that the selected Summer Learning course aligns with a student's specific abilities.