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FAQs


 
Why are all Skill Building courses cancelled this summer?
Although most students this school year have been attending school in-person, our summer school program if running on a full scale will not have the same infrastructures in place to guarantee enhanced cleaning and regulated exposure/contact tracing communications. This summer's usage of only a small number of sites will enable the district to follow all Covid-related protocols.

 
Online course delivery is not possible due to Ministry funding guidelines.  

Why are Fast Track courses using a hybrid model?
Apart from Summer 2020, our Fast Track courses have always used an online-blended model.  Educational success is greatly enhanced when students can meet face-to-face with the teacher for instruction and for assessment.  
This summer's program will see students attend in-person on a limited basis:  once a week, in half-classes so that physical distancing can be ensured.  (Our Academic Completion courses will follow the same model)


Can I upgrade my mark taking a Fast Track course?

Yes.  A final mark earned in a Fast Track course will, if higher than a mark already earned in the same course, replace the original mark 
 

What do I do if I register in a Fast Track class (online/blended) but do not have an adequate computer?

All students are required to provide their own computer.
 

What is the maximum number of summer Fast Track courses I can take?

Students can take a maximum of two courses.  Students cannot sign up for two morning classes or two afternoon classes;  one morning class and one afternoon class is permissible. Fast Track courses occur over an intense six-week period, it is not feasible to successfully take more than two.

 

What is a 'profile' and why do I need one?

A profile is an account or a record that contains required demographic information. Ministry requirements dictate we maintain certain records for each student. In order to register for a course with us, your account needs to be current and accurate.
 

What do I need to know about my child's attendance?

Summer students are expected to attend every scheduled class. Summer Learning courses are designed with student learning and student success in mind. However, absences will significantly diminish the value of the course to your child, not to mention putting added stress on your child in feeling unconnected to their classroom community and catching up on missed work. Most of our courses are fully enrolled, leaving many students unable to take courses. A student who enrolls but is consistently absent is taking the place of a student who potentially would have fully participated in the course.
Students who miss the first week of classes will not be able to continue in their summer course(s). There are two reasons for this: 1) This is not in the learning interests of the student. In addition to the stress associated with starting late, it may not be possible for the student to catch up on missed assignments. 2) The Ministry of Education will not fund students who miss the entire first week of class. Therefore students will not be able continue in the course with "tuition-free" status. Please do not register your child unless you are committed to daily attendance in their course(s).
 

Why did we change the name of Remedial courses to Academic Completion?

The new term, "Academic Completion", better captures the purpose of these courses.  Click here for more details.


Can Adult (non-grad) students (over 19) take Summer Learning courses?

Adults can only take 'Fast Track' (Online-Blended) courses.
 

Can graduated students take Summer Learning courses?

Graduated students of any age can only take 'Fast Track' Courses.